Square in September

It’s Thursday which means it should be time for another Heritage Open Days themed photograph. However as you may recall from Queen Elizabeth I didn’t take many photographs this year. So instead I thought I’d share something very special in Winchester’s heritage – the Winchester Bible.

Looking east

Except it is not quite the bible. Almost though, as it is inspired by the Winchester Bible. Continue reading

It is our penultimate March Square

But as today’s date is even it means my penultimate #MarchSquare is a ‘Squaring the Circle’. Not a perfect ‘Squaring the Circle’ but they are rather special. My header one reflects the fact that the Scouting movement appears in nearly every parade here in Portugal, and the one below of course reminds us it is Easter this weekend. I came across them both last year at one of my favourite Algarvian festivals.

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If you follow my Portuguese blog you may already which festival it is. It is called Festa das Tochas Floridas, and it takes place on Easter Sunday every year in São Brás de Alportel. The parade is both fun and extraordinarily beautiful, but what makes it so very special is the carpet of flowers on which they walk. I am so looking forward to seeing this again this year. Wishing everyone a Happy Easter, and if you have not yet participated in this month’s Square Photo Challenge it is not too late! Really it isn’t, as demonstrated perfectly by Kaz this morning.

Six word Saturday

Isn’t this gorgeous and also very clever.



 Wake up and smell the hyacinths!






I’ve been playing again.  Can you tell?  It all started when Suzanne wrote a guest post for Thursday’s Special entitled Abstract.  Looking for a subject matter with which to create an abstract or two, I turned to the flowers I’d bought that day.  I have never seen hyacinths used as cut flowers before, but I think they work rather well alongside a purple iris or two.  And when I come downstairs on a morning, I have the wonderful fragrance of Spring.

I do have a tendency to get carried away though.  Remember Lunapic?


It hurts your eyes after a while, but isn’t it clever?  I used to love my kaleidoscope as a child, and what could be more abstract?

I hope you find something that makes you happy this weekend.  Why not share it, in six words, with Cate at Show…

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