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      Continuing with the wildflower theme – a brave little primrose. Once again a lone flower in the shelter of a gravestone on the south side of the church. The difference between the different aspects of the churchyard is very noticeable at this time of year. Image of the Week #72

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    Showing it as it is… 2014

    In January of last year, I posted about ‘showing it as it is’ and revealing the not quite so tidy bits of the church which don’t normally make it onto the blog. It featured two full length shots looking over the pews with all our possessions stacked in a seemingly chaotic jumble. I wanted to record this as a way…

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      There’s an isolated cluster of snowdrops, which would seem to have been purposefully planted on this 100 year old grave. What a lovely memorial. Image of the Week #71

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    Nature Table – January

      I’ve been inspired to do a monthly ‘nature table’ of interesting finds in the churchyard, and this is January’s offering.   :: the flower buds on the Laurel are forming : moss and lichens on the old apple tree : acorns are sprouting, and getting nibbled too : ivy flowers slowly turning into berries : a wood pigeon feather :…

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      The first snowdrop to flower in the churchyard, sheltering on the west side of a gravestone.  Image of the Week #69

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      What a damp blustery week! The colour in the stained glass windows are even more vivid on these grey days. The foliage outside adding the the glass landscape. Image of the week #68 

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      It’s images like this which will be forgotten once the house is completed. Mistletoe adorning the lighting wires as part of our ‘pop up’ living room for Christmas. Image of the Week #67 

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    A little less leaky…

      You may of noticed rather a lot of scaffolding around the church during recent weeks. This was due to roofing works on the south aisle roof.  Ten years ago we inherited this job and we have continually patch repaired it to prevent the drip, drip sounds we have grown to dread. Inside the evidence of leaky roofs was increasingly…

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    Merry Christmas!

    We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for a peaceful and productive 2014! Thank you so much for all your interest and support – it means a lot to us. x