Monthly Archives: October 2021

Traces of Erewhon 3

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Reading Women 3

Women predominate in paintings of people reading.  This reflects reading as a gendered activity: women read more than men, though whether this has always been consistently the case is unclear. The choice of women as subjects historically is not surprising … Continue reading

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Reading Women 2

I mentioned that I had signed up for a U3Ac course, ‘Reading women: Questioning image and meaning(s)’ in my post on 8th September.  The first class was held yesterday and looks as it will give me things to write about … Continue reading

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Booze in the Pews

A church has decided to change its name from St Michael’s to St Mick’s in an attempt at attract younger people to the congregation.  Perhaps we will soon see St Andy’s, St Maggie’s and St Matt’s.  All Saints, St Ives, … Continue reading

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Fen Landscape – Cottenham

Fen drain, North Fen, Cottenham. Perhaps we should think of them as veins, not drains.

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Blue Rope Shredded

Hanging rope, not barrier rope.  Shredded rope, not binding rope.  A swinging rope, a play rope.  A rope of adventure, a rope of temptation.  A rope that’s not just a rope, not a rope at all really. A suspended blue … Continue reading

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White Poplar

White poplar, Quy Fen – colour or black and white?

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Fen Landscape – Cottenham

Another September evening on North Fen, Cottenham.

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