Longleat Lioness Number Two

Longleat Lioness Number Two
Lions really are quite lush. I still think I would prefer a crash of rhinos walking about my mansion grounds if I won the lottery to Lions, but they have a certain charm. Of course, I am allergic to cats so the rhinos would be a more sensible choice.

Autumn in Mote Park

Autumn in Mote Park
Further to yesterday’s fungus posti, here is a shot of Mote Park looking all Autumnal.

Bonfire Scalycap

Bonfire Scalycap
Went fungi hunting earlier as it has been mild and nice and wet. Pretty sure this is Bonfire Scalycap (Pholiota highlandensis) but then again, I could well be wrong.

Young Kiwi

Young Kiwi
Bless those young Kiwis – they have pretty eyes.

Echinacea

Echinacea
Echinacea is a genus of nine species of herbaceous plants in the family Asteraceae which are commonly called purple coneflowers. Bees love them!

The Old Cheddar Barn

The Old Cheddar Barn
Clearly the sane thing to buy in Cheddar is cheese, so true to form, I bought some fudge and cider instead.

Pontius Pilate

Pontius Pilate
Pontius Pilate was the Prefect (governor) of the Roman province of Judaea from AD 26–36. Typically referenced as the fifth Procurator of Judea, he is best known as the judge at Jesus’ trial and the man who authorized his crucifixion. This window is at Wells Cathedral.

Ode of Remembrance

Ode of Remembrance
They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them…

Spider Belly

Spider Belly
Not my typical Spider shot, but it has been hanging around (no pun intended) for a while, so I thought it may as well get posted on here.

King Alfred’s Tower

King Alfred's Tower
I like King Alfred’s Tower as it is a folly and serves no purpose. Genius! The tower was intended to commemorate the end of the Seven Years War against France and the accession of King George III, and supposedly stands near the location of ‘Egbert’s stone’ where it is believed that Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, rallied the Saxons in May 878 before the important Battle of Ethandun (now Edington, south-east of Trowbridge) where the Danish army was defeated.