Tuesdays of Texture: Toadstool

This toadstool was growing recently n the same log as the fungus I showed last week – and I’m indebted to Narami for enlightening me as to what it might have been:

Tuesdays of Texture 19 September 2017

Tuesdays of Texture: Fungi

I’m not exactly sure what this is, but it’s growing on a log in my garden. (The artful  little splashes of blue are from the wisteria growing above it.)

Tuesdays of Texture 12 September 2017

In Memoriam

Cee’s theme for her Black & White challenge this week is ‘textures’. This stone tablet, mounted high on a wall in St Mary’s church in Beverley, East Yorkshire certainly meets that brief, but additionally has quite a poignant tale to tell.

The inscription is very worn and quite difficult to read, but this is what it says:

NEAR

Are the ashes of Mr Richd Greyburn

Who was ye only son of Mr Willm

Grayburn of this town, Alderman

IN

The dearest memory

Of so dutiful a son

So honest a tradesman

So pious a Christian

Who died ye 18th of May

Anno Domino 1720

In ye 31st year of his age

HIS

Mournful father

hath created

this Monument

 

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Texture

Tuesdays of Texture: Prie-Dieu

This old and worn ‘prie-dieu’ (prayer stool) at the Abbaye de La Réau could probably do with being re-upholstered, but meanwhile it shows some interesting textures:

Tuesdays of Texture 29 August 2017

Tuesdays of Texture: The Wall

A rather different perspective – from a roof terrace – of the cloister of the Cistercian Abbey of Noirlac:

Tuesdays of Texture 22 April 2017

Tuesdays of Texture: Gladiator

Waiting for the start of a gladiatorial display at the Cassinomagus archaeological site.

Tuesdays of Texture 15 August 2017

Tuesdays of Texture: Ruined Abbey

This partly overgrown double arched window can be found at the medieval Franciscan Abbaye de la Réau in the Vienne département of France. It looks like it’s had some restoration work done on it, but there’s a long way to go.

Tuesdays of Texture 8 August 2017