A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 91

We have a lovely picture in our bedroom of Rochester Castle done around 1878. It was painted by one of my ancestors, John Hornby Maw, who was a close friend of William Hunt and J.M.W. Turner. The three of them often painted together. There are very similar paintings of the interior of Maw's living room … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 91

A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 89

The start of another week, so another theme. I am very ignorant about history and I don't enjoy going round stately homes, but I am fascinated by RUINS. They somehow fit so beautifully and naturally into the countryside in a way which lived-in buildings usually don't. Perhaps it's something to do with the environment taking … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 89

A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 87

It is fitting to follow photos of fungi (over the last two days) with LICHENS as lichens are an extraordinary symbiotic living combination of fungi and algae (or occasionally special bacteria). It is the latter which provide food (simple sugars) through photosynthesis for the fungal part of lichens. Many unrelated and very different fungi form lichens, the … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 87