‘I was just thinking …..’
The mask is derived from a Zimbabwean sculpture.
Let it not be said that moths are uninterested in modern technology. This little fellow, no more than 1.5 cm long, flew in through the open window yesterday evening and, for an hour or so, settled on the computer screen. I don’t have macro equipment but I felt the incident was worth sharing. (I think its a fruit moth, but I’m probably wrong!)
It is sometimes said that ‘every picture tells a story’. On this occasion there seems to be a complete saga covering a long history. There have clearly been security problems, indicated by the blocking of key holes, the replacement of the glass pane with mesh , and a further stronger metal grid has been added. Layers of carelessly applied paint reveal changes in taste and colour preferences.
We were recently fortunate enough to spend a few days at the Old Higher Lighthouse mentioned in the previous post. It was here that Marie Stopes entertained various eminent visitors including Thomas Hardy, George Bernard Shaw and H G Wells.
The original lantern has been converted into an observatory with spectacular 360 degree views. Whilst enjoying the comfort afforded by the protection of the windows, the scene outside is constantly changing. The sunsets are especially impressive and sometimes quite dramatic.