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Discussion in 'The Club House' started by LT2108, Jun 17, 2014.
The old man
Food or pets?
Look at your grasshoppers and I'll add to that........................these are our rabbits,
Brother in law's pond in both east Ohio
Dancing with watermelon. Life couldn't get better for those two girls at the time.
Been walking in the mornings and realized how many old churches there are in this town.
This one they're working on has a convent attached to it, I have no idea if it is still a convent or if mayo is using it.
Honest Pa, I thought you loved natures fragrance...
This is our local church, parts date back to around 900 AD.
Any castles around there ? Old jails ?
Castles? Nope. Old jails? Nope again. Huntingdon had a Norman castle after 1068. It also acted as the town jail for a while - read -
Huntingdon Castle was situated in the town of Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire (grid reference TL240714).
Huntingdon Castle mound
In 1068 a Norman motte and bailey castle was built for William the Conqueror. During the Anarchy the castle was held by David, King of Scotland through his marriage to Maud, 2nd Countess of Huntingdon. He supported Empress Matilda in a battle of succession and the castle was much damaged at this time. However, when the succession was settled, David's son Henry paid homage to King Stephen who in turn gave him the borough of Huntingdon in addition to the castle.
By 1173 the castle was still held by the kings of Scotland, at that time by William the Lion. He had sided with Henry, the rebel son of Henry II, during the Revolt of 1173–1174, and the castle was besieged by Richard de Luci. The siege was taken over by Simon de St. Lis but it did not end until Henry II (who had just performed penance at the tomb of Thomas Becket) arrived at Huntingdon. The siege ended the following day and Henry then ordered that the castle be dismantled.
Parts of the castle did remain, including the chapel, and its ownership passed through a number of hands. The castle was refortified during the Civil War. For a time it served as the county gaol, and later a windmill stood on the castle mound. Nothing now remains of the castle itself apart from its earthworks, although the site is a scheduled ancient monument.
Don’t know if you know what lantern flies are. Invasive bug from you guessed it China. This is the only critter I ever saw eat one.
The nearest castle, per se, to us, is Castle Rising in Norfolk.
More of a hunting lodge than a real castle, sorry. Framlingham, a bit further away, is also a real castle, and so is Norwich Castle -
Most of the real castles are over in Wales, which has ten times more than England...like Conwy -
Most of the surviving castles in Wales were built by Edward in his efforts to subjugate the Welsh who, at that time, were still independent. His idea was to surround Wales with a ring of steel and stone - it worked, up to a point.
This is Beaumaris Castle on the island of Anglesey -
Like many of Edward's castles, it was designed by Master George of St James.
THIS is Caernarvon Castle, built to replicate the banded walls of Byzantine Constantinople...
I'd better stop right there - the subject is not only overwhelming in its scope, but I feel that folks can pretty quickly get all castled-out.
Anyhow, you DO have a castle in the USA, look -
Is that ROO what the call a Red?
I know I posted one earlier. But I have been truly amazed with the Magnolia Blooms this year. We have two trees one off each end of our Porch. We are having at least 6-8 blooms on each tree. Since the Hummingbird Feeders are along the front of the Porch they may be pollinating the Trees. They have never Bloomed as much as this year. And our Eastern Blue Birds are back making nests and raising their chicks.
Mantis will eat ANYTHING! We have Carolina Mantis bit also an invasive, now naturalized Chinese Mantis.
I like bluebirds a lot, my dad used to have me hunt sparrows and starlings year round to help give the bluebirds a chance.