Tuesday, 22 November 2016
To some that may look like a badly taken picture of a brick up against a door, to me however it is a revelation! You see that door never shuts properly, the slightest breeze and it is open, and when I came here I mentioned this to the landlords man who shrugged and muttered and left it alone. The indication was he was a busy man and this was not important.
Since then I have sat here constantly pushing the door shut in winter or leaving it wide open in summer to avoid the draught that hurtles through attacking my back. I have been here over twenty years and only this morning it came to me that I could place a brick (we all have them lying around in case we feel the need to throw them at someone) against the door and force the brute to stay shut. Therefore I placed a brick against the door and the door has happily obeyed in spite of the wind whistling though here and there and refused to open.
There is however still a draught!
There is something about the starkness of trees standing against what light there is in the evenings. My bleary eyes found myself staring at the trees over yonder as the darkness began to creep in and the trees became silhouetted against the cloudy sky.
The sky being what it is changes colour of you look around ever so slightly. This is the tree next door and the sky is slightly different yet the starkness remains as does a slight tinge of the colour of dying leaves. This always catches my attention, the stark outline of the branches and the hues behind.
I could of course just be daft...
I came across this coin the other day at the museum and was taken aback as I did not know such as this existed. In my day coins were coins of the realm worth a vast amount of cash, well things were cheaper then, and today they appear to have all sorts of crazy drawings all over them, sometimes only parts of a drawing! It's all very strange to me. Mind you after several attempts to photograph it the coin is even stranger, I must try again to morrow and get it right this time.