Not too far away from us is a small village called Askham. Phil was over there having a look at some unusual windows in the church of St Peter, built 1832 next to the river Lowther. Luckily he had the camera to hand.
At the top of a tall tree in the church yard was this little fellow….. Once again the Sony has come into its own; the photograph below was taken hand-held at full 100x digital zoom.
Red squirrels are on the decline in this country. There’s quite a large colony of them on Brownsea Island in Dorset where we used to live but in the five years we’ve lived in Armathwaite we have only caught a brief glimpse of one and didn’t have the camera to catch the moment.
The 28 day period for anyone to object to the proposed new stained glass window for the church is up tomorrow ……. So far not a murmur. I have already made a start on the Panel as it had always been my intention to make it anyway and we would have found somewhere to make use of it in our own property …… Fortunately it looks as though that won’t be necessary!
I will post some photos of the design and work in progress soon. In the meantime here are a few photos of stained glass on a floral theme.
Floral stained glass
I made these panels several years ago after making enquiries with a supplier of grave goods in the Midlands. The idea had been that they were to be encapsulated into toughened glass double glazed units and then fitted into purpose cut openings in granite headstones. We were in the process of moving North and the idea was never pursued …… One day perhaps?
These two panels were to be window ornaments slotted into freestanding oak frames ……. I started putting a bumble bee into most of the floral designs at this time ….. This now ties in quite nicely with the Buzzshelter theme.
It’s Christmas Eve and the waiting is almost over. Not long now until the scent of mulled wine and mince pies drifts over from our awesome village shop Eden Stores Armathwaite.
I have intended to post something in relation to stained glass for some time but have failed to take the relevant photos. So with the spirit of the season almost upon us, I thought I may as well post a few photos of seasonal stained glass that I made several years ago.
the Adoration of the Magi is a replica of a window in Cologne Cathedral. The Nativity is a composite of various Medieval panels with my own Star of Bethlehem loosely based on Halley’s Comet from the Bayeux tapestry.