Midsummer chimneypiece

My friend George Saumarez Smith (who I did the RIBA drawings with – see the posting in May) sent me this photograph of his fireplace at home in Winchester saying ‘a shame I don’t have a blog, to post this photo’.

Look at the soft light, the rose from the garden, a couple of wedgwood mugs and a pair of pressed glass candlesticks (i wonder where the candles came from?).  Most importantly, note the refracted reflection of Quinlan Terry’s remarkable linocut of Frog Meadow Dedham, in the mirror.

Our friend William wrote back saying, ‘I wouldn’t worry about not having a blog, I think they’re a bit naff”. Well, yes of course they are – but Will, I guess you are reading this… and secretly enjoying it…


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