Saturday, 30 June 2018

The National Maritime Museum

The NMM has a big collection of ship figureheads, including a bulldog with a longer nose than the Kennel Club would recognise nowadays.  The Great Map is a wonderful idea.

Friday, 29 June 2018

78, Derngate, the Guest Bedroom

The room where GBS slept.  He claimed not to have been disturbed by the migraine-inducing stripes above him, as 'I slept with my eyes closed'.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

78, Derngate, the Bathroom

The dining room was a cut below the style of the rest, but the bathroom appealed to me.

78, Derngate, the Sitting Room

The sitting room has a bust of George Bernard Shaw, who was a guest at the house. The stairs lead up to the master bedroom (detail).  The doors halfway up the stairs open onto brickwork with an air-brick behind each door.

78, Derngate, the Kitchen

The kitchen is one floor below front pavement level.  The little window allowing light into the staircase is typical CRM.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Marbled Whites Return

Back a day earlier than last year, the males have been on the wing waiting for the females to arrive.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Wicken Fen

More insects for Ann at the Fen today, and a couple of distant Cuckoos for me.  Juvenile Little Grebe, too.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Kingston Reserve

Not as many insects as usual, but lots of Pyramidal Orchids (plus a Small Skipper departing).  Lots of Meadow Browns, Large Whites and Ann saw some Blues.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Sports Day

Sadie in the Skipping Race (3) and the Spoon Race (4); Meredith in the Relay (Matt and Ann photographing her) and Sadie following up. The Red Team won this all-years race.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Star Trekkin'

An evening walk to the radio dishes.  Top pic is a stitcher, the middle just one wide-angle image.