The Strangford Apollo, British Museum: Taken on my recent trip to England.
Another shot of the kitchen at Dundurn Castle. Maybe Macnab provided amenable conditions for his downstairs staff because good help was often hard to get. Many of these he employed were new immigrants and these folks would have come to Canada with dreams of fortune not of serving the well-to-do. So maybe they worked in service to get seed money so they could set out on their own. With that in mind, I wonder who worked at this table all those years ago, what dreams they held in their heat, what things they went on to achieve.
Yesterday I opened my front door and accidentally startled the baby Robins. They jumped from their nest but could not fly properly, immediately after takeoff they made a bumpy landing on the road and began running all over the street trying to take cover. I sounded the alarm and soon family, friends and neighbors were dashing after them and without too much fuss both Robins were captured and placed carefully back in the nest. Their mother has resumed feeding them and for the moment all is well.