Month: October 2013

pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

tall This week we turned the heating. Our house is an old terrace built at a time when rooms were large, ceilings high, and insulation knowledge and material poor. We’ve used a lot of creative energy and better knowledge and material to patch up some of the worst challenges within the limitations of a Grade II-listing and our budget: we’ve draft-proofed doors, ventrollaed window frames, perspexed window glasses, put up curtains, celotexed floors and got […]

pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

autumn has now come a one-legged pigeon poised on the cemetery signpost patient and undisturbed letting me pass while cold rain enwraps us both gathering on the ground in puddles black and murky like old engine oil a tree trunk is split into three muscular tendons of three different colours – red, ochre, green – the tree standing tall and straight like a sculpture exposed to be admired this is autumn rain full of disillusion […]

pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

Epping Forest  Walking underneath the still green and leafy trees and a sky that’s stern and rigid with a heavy layer of clouds; they’re not quite thick enough to absorb the roaring of aeroplanes above. We are never alone. In autumn this forest is taken over by fungus. While everything around dies, fungus explode into life in yellow, orange, red and purple. Fly Agarics, picture-book perfect like polka-dotted umbrellas; you never new they existed for […]