Marilyn Unmasking: what’s new?

Space Race Waste

At last. I am now able to say out loud what I’ve been banging on about (in private) for decades. All thanks to Prince William. This Earth of ours has so much more potential to inspire us with its grandeur, awe, beauty, serenity, bounty than space can give us. More than this – space will…

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Autumn

For Autumn colour I think Virginia Creeper is hard to beat. The vibrant palette is all in one place, it is long-lasting, and appears to know instinctively where to grow for optimum effect. It was planted on the North side of the garage and is very content, spreading its roots and its runners so that…

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Countdown: 20 days to go

In the main year of lockdown I was pretty vocal on my blog: reflections, rants, thoughts on health issues, and some art history for good measure. To the mix I added photographs, surreal images, and personal takes on classic art works. Last year all went quiet in this corner of North West Wales. My time…

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Still Life; more Erddig travels

My final look at Erddig sights. The displays there were so thoughtfully arranged that they cried out to be photographed. And I’m not one to ignore such pleas. Everything necessary for living was provided by the hard graft of the servants: from the first hot drink in the morning and bringing warm water for washing,…

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More travels; still Erddig

Despite the problems of unlocking after Lockdown the staff at Erddig were able to open up the servants quarters for the end of season. These areas were interesting enough to entice us to a return visit next year when more of the house will be open. It may be a window on another world, and…

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