Thursday, 23 August 2018

Views from the village.

A few more images from our walk around Selborne. That blue smudge in the second picture is some type of blue butterfly honest!



The church has all manner of treasures in it including these gorgeous ancient floor tiles. They're roped off to protect them from damage.

I am given to understand that this is a Knight's Templar gravestone.


St Francis feeding the birds.


Roundels from the Gilbert White memorial window. I don't know if it's just me,but some of those creatures look decidedly malevolent with those rather cold staring eyes! Think I prefer the leaves myself!




The Selborne Yew was struck by lightning in 1990 and this is all that remains of this venerable tree. Thankfully a cutting was taken and the original lives on in the sapling.



Always love a weather vane, but an interesting comment left by Thelma yesterday about Gilbert White believing that they hibernated under water [a common misconception of the time] has left me wondering if this is why this one with swallows was chosen.


To finish...a charming hand painted shop sign which just caught my eye as we got back to the car. It was a lovely place to spend a day catching up with family.



Arilx

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