Sunday, 18 August 2013

From Cultural Icon to Charcoal Burner

The bees were back at work this morning, enjoying our veronica flowers.
Blackberries are out in abundance. 
We went down into Bath centre - spotted these cherubs in Parsons Lane. 
Another historic site - almshouses for St Catherine's Hospital. 
On the pavement by two cash machines… 
We went to the Little Theatre to see David Bowie Is Happening Now - featuring the recently finished David Bowie exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. It was really well presented and interesting - worth catching if a video comes out.
Spotted this fine old MG in the car park for the Park & Ride. 
Our neighbours have been busy 
Then it was off to Westonbirt to enjoy the lovely afternoon. These tree flowers caught my eye. 
… as did these. 
I liked the way this pine tree was ringed with its old needles. 
On the way back to the van, we saw this charcoal burner actually in use and had a chat to the chap who was tending it. Apparently it takes 30 hours to produce 40 big bags of charcoal from one burner.
An abandoned dummy left on the gate post out of Silk Wood. 
Back at the van, we had a cup of tea while Bella happily chewed an enormous stick that Su had found for her. 
Back home, a delicate sunset sky. 
This day a year ago, we were in Bishops Castle with Robin & Jean, enjoying the yarnbombing of Bishops Castle KnitWits. 
Su's news story of the day (BBC website - click on the title for the full story):

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