More statues

It’s been a good week for birds, though a poor week for photography means I don’t have much to show for it. I do, however, have a decent shot of the kestrel and two jackdaws on The Neighbours. We’re still waiting for the nest box so I fear we’re going to miss out if we don’t get a move on.

Fortunately I borrowed Julia’s camera so I did a bit better than usual.

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The smaller of The Sweepers appeared in the Nottingham Post today as a reader’s photograph, so it seems like the statues are taking on a life of their own.

We had another group out too, for more lamb fondling and such. Julia did a spinning and wool craft workshop to round off the day while I sat down to go through the list of allergens we use in the Saturday Cafe (open 9-1 on Saturday mornings if you are close enough. Don’t stay too long because I have a group of Guides coming down to make nettle soup and soda bread in the afternoon and I don’t want any hold ups. Yes, you’re right, I’m not a natural in the world of hospitality.

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4 thoughts on “More statues

  1. quercuscommunity Post author

    The kestrel is perched on the hat of the female statue. Normally I end up with a bit of a blur so this an improvement. The statues are a metal and mesh frame covered in plastic topiary matting. We are going to grow hops on them this year.

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    1. beatingthebounds

      Doh! I can’t have been with it yesterday – how dense. Topiary matting – synthetic then? It will be interesting to see how they change as the hops grow over them.

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      1. quercuscommunity Post author

        In fairness it was a very small picture of a kestrel. It just looked bigger to me because I was looking at it on a 17″ computer screen.

        Eventually the matting will deteriorate and the plants and metalwork will take over. It will be interesting to see. We’re trying hops as a fast growing cover for the first year but may change to something else later.

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  2. beatingthebounds

    Are the statues topiary? They’re really striking. Where’s the kestrel photo then? (Good luck with your busy sounding day tomorrow).

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