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    the apple tree in october

      The apple tree in October is still green and in full leaf. The autumn rain and winds have started though, so how much longer the leaves will remain on the tree I don’t know. Today the jackdaws were tumbling in the wind around the top of the tower. Birds have been feasting on the berries of the yew tree…

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      Fred had a special presentation from Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust to show their appreciation for completing his 2 Peak Challenge and raising a massive £278 for their ’30 days to save Dolforwyn’ appeal. They have a nice write up about it here. It has all been such a fantastic experience for him!

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      I never seem to tire of photographing this window. Being on the south side of the church, it is often illuminated by the mid-day sun. Image of the Week #106

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    Christ Church – 170 years!

      Today marks the 170th anniversary of Christ Church as a consecrated church. This morning the sun was streaming through the three stained glass windows in the Apse and as these are a visual reference to the dedication of the church as Christ Church, it seems fitting to feature them today. They depict the Transfiguration, the Resurrection and the Ascension…

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    A finished staircase

      From a drawing by Karl literally on the back of an envelope… followed by more technical CAD drawings… to Craig fabricating it… followed by Natalie’s painting… the staircase has been finished off by carpenter Paul who has made and fitted the oak treads.  This was not an easy job as the oak planks had to be biscuit jointed to…

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      The churchyard looked lovely in the misty sunlight this morning, accompanied with sound of the bells of St Mary’s Church – very atmospheric. Image of the Week #104

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    Bradford Cathedral It’s been a time of change for our family… Owen has flown the Christ Church nest to study at The University of Bradford. It has been a nerve wracking week of preparations – for him and ourselves, but as soon as we got there he happily embraced his new life. We had a wonderful weekend exploring Bradford. Such…