Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Grenofen - A Walk in the Woods by the River Walkham on Summer's Day

It's been a bit too hot for hearty treks up tors of late, so a shady glade was called for and Grenofen, Devon always fits the bill.

One of my favourite places; old mixed deciduous woodland littered with old mine-workings, leats, kilns and little chimneys, all by the majestic River Walkham.

Perfect on a hot sunny day for a black lab who needs to stretch his legs and then cool down in the river.

Did you know that it is so much cooler under trees than under man-made shade as the trees are transpiring (losing water from their leaves during photosynthesis) so that the air is cooled as it evaporates?  I know you did, I was just checking.  Also, the leaves reflect nearly all the thermal infra-red of sunlight so perhaps they don't absorb so much heat.

Anyway, it's all enough to make you want to say 'Thank You'.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

After-Party Clear-up

Well, I really thought I had found the last lager bottle of the big party some 5 days afterwards, nestled in my book shelf.

But No.  I found another one.  Where?  In the rain gutter outside of course.  Where else?  A whole week after the party...  It was rather good though...

So, who was it then?  Not enough hands or something?