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Windows

Welcome to our Photographic Monthly Meet Up when we share photos of windows old and new on the first Tuesday each month. Leave a link to a recent or archive post in the comments.

Cerne Abbas

The first is from the ruined remains of the Abbey at Cerne Abbas. You can read more about the history of the building here.

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Another old lattice window, from inside a National Trust property, but I can’t remember which one.

For complete contrast I’m remembering my holiday in Nevis, the Caribbean in April 2017

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Oh Bliss!

I’m excited to see what windows you have found this month.

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Silent October Sunday Afternoon

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River Cerne

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Macha Latte

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Art Walk on Wednesday

A couple of weeks ago I went back to Cerne Abbas to do the circular walk again with art as my focus. (you can see more of the walk here, here and here)

The Giant itself is a piece of landscape artpic Giantsign

humans being drawn to make a mark on any surface they come across, even scrawling on barn doors.barn doorsWhilst walking I noticed shapes and outlines with doodles in mind
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… imagine that stag-horn-like petal on the left in a mandala or doodleknapweed1

Joining Cee’s Flower of the Day: Knapweed

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Wood lying around, like sculptures reminded me of Anthony Caro’s work.old wood

sir-anthony-caro-table-piece,-catalan-storyBits that show signs of human history intrigue me, as well as the interaction of other creatures – can you see the cobweb in the picture below?barbsfade

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Hints of Barbara Hepworth here

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Two Figures (Menhirs) 1964 Dame Barbara Hepworth 1903-1975 Purchased 1964 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T00703

Two Figures (Menhirs) 1964 Dame Barbara Hepworth 1903-1975 Purchased 1964 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T00703

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And Chris Drury here.post top

If you click on the photo above it will take you to my Photo Page where you can see it in more detail, especially the lichen.

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The picture above is a work by Chris Drury called the Wheel of the Year

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Every so often I did look up and out at the glorious landscapeDSC_0692

But mostly my camera was set to Macro.

Have you enjoyed any walks this week?

Wednesday Walk continued

In my last ‘Wednesday Walk’ post I left you half-way round a Cerne Giant circular walk, about to descend the hill to Minterne Parva

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a tiny ancient hamlet tucked away amongst the treeseggs

with its 18th Century circular building believed to be either a granary or a cock-fighting ring, next to the stump of a medieval stone crossDSC_0678

the trees with just a hint of Autumn stood out against the oh-so-blue skyDSC_0679

and then further along, just by the lane and next to a little stream there are 4 slate posts created by Rachel Jackson. Carved on them are the local field names found on an old map from 1728, courtesy of Lord and Lady Digby.

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DSC_0763once over the main road you head for Up Cerne
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Here is a link to another walk you can do in the areaDSC_0689 DSC_0690 DSC_0691

A double avenue of trees leading seemingly nowhere, just after Up Cerne Manor. I’m entering this in Cee’s last Which Way Challenge. I’m sad to see this challenge  go. DSC_0695

Turn right at the end of the trees up a chalk lane past fields of corn,

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then up over the hill and down through an ancient hazel wood where I once heard a nightingale, to see Cerne Abbas in the distance.DSC_0701

A walk through an ancient deer park takes you down into the valley once more.DSC_0717 DSC_0718

to the foot of the Giant’s HillDSC_0719

to find a tea room in the villageDSC_0721

serving a yummy cream tea.DSC_0722

Next time we might try one of the two pubs.DSC_0725

After our tea we walked back past the creaky old housesDSC_0726 DSC_0727 DSC_0728 DSC_0729

taking the path along the river back to the car park.DSC_0739 DSC_0742

What a gorgeous walk! I’ll be going again soon!

I’d love to see where you have been walking, just leave a link in the comments below.

Magnolia Grandiflora

I just had to return to the church garden in Cerne Abbas yesterday and there was the beautiful lemon scented bloom moving on to its next stage

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with petals thick and rust coloured feeling like chamois leather,
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leaving this beautiful candleDSC_0800what to do with the petals ….
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Hmm….. do you ever do things like this? DSC_0811

Reminding me of this post back in April 2012, which inspired this mandala on a bird bath.

A higher bloom shone out and I was able to bend down the branch to breathe in that delicious scentDSC_0801

And as you can see I discovered its name is Magnolia Grandiflora – I’m definitely going to see if one will grow in my garden.

Joining in with Cee’s Flower of the Day

View

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A most glorious walk on Sunday: we walked along a ridge, part of the Wessex Ridgeway, and then down into the valley and along the opposite ridge which forms the horizon. I love long walks when you can see exactly where you have been.

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A perfect day ends

With tears of joy and champagne

We celebrate life

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Bluedaisyz Weekly photo challenge: VIEW

Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge: TEARS and WINE

A perfect day ends with tears of joy and champagne

With tears of joy and champagne we celebrate life

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Here’s wishing you all your very own perfect day.

Elbow and the BBC Orchestra

‘One Day Like This’

Cheers!