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      Only a few leaves are left on the increasingly bare branches of the trees in the churchyard. They glow in the low afternoon sunlight. Image of the Week #159

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    The oak tree in November

      November brings a change to the oak tree as the leaves are rapidly turning brown before they fall to cover the churchyard. Squirrels are busy burying any remaining acorns.     The golden brown oak tree at the end of the rainbow…

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    Window cleaning

    Before : After Scaffolding is up in The Workshop which occupies the north west corner of the church presenting a good opportunity to clean the window. So gently, gently the grime has been washed off. It is wonderful to see the paintwork and colours fully illuminated. Getting up close to the glass painting – the faces, hair, fabrics and patterns,…

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    October in pictures

      :: the beginnings of the inner porch : antique lighting goes up : preparing to work in the Living Room :: :: bringing in a new delivery of lime plaster : collecting wildflower seeds for the garden : electric installation in the Workshop :: :: stuff on the move again : removing old wiring in the Living Room :…

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      Yesterday’s rain enhanced the engraving and colours of this slate headstone. Image of the Week #157

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    painting and lights

      Ta-da! The dining area of the House, with its ginormous ceiling is painted and the lights are up.   The ceiling has been painted a stoney colour to link with the tones of the floor and to create a sense of cosiness in this vast space. The shade is Farrow & Ball’s ‘Joa’s White’ and the walls are ‘Pointing’.   The…