It is a Scorcher……..

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Hottest day this year….. the sun is blisteringly hot, so bright it is opening wide the Tulip heads. Not sure what variety this Tulip is, but is it relatively small and is double headed (two Tulip bub heads on one steam that divides near the top so each has its own stalk)

I guess it is also a sign that spring is moving on at a pace.

The Clematis is now starting to blanket the fence with its mass of dainty flower heads, many more to come, so just so long as we have no bad weather to spoil the show, I think we are in for a treat…

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Then it just has to be lunch on the Patio…Cheers

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Lockdown has some benefits….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

23rd April

(C) David Oakes 2020

 

The Eyes Have it!……..

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The Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Christopher Wren (later Sir) created the Sheldonian Theatre as his first major architectural projects.  It is a fabulous building and inside you can detect the very Roman influence under a domed roof….perhaps  that dome was to become his trademark.

It is though the giant Roman style heads, each on its own pillar, that surround the front of the Sheldonian that have always ‘caught’ my eye.  Each head has very strong positive eyes…. all seeing, even if sculptured in stone.

Today in Oxford, they possibly have much more to see than at any other time in the past centuries, standing in watchful guard surveying the comings and goings along Oxfords Broad Street…

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I bet they could tell a few stories…… best not ask!

Please Remember ….
Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

23rd April

(C) David Oakes 2020