And flying around collecting insects for their young.
A House Martin on a painting of a ‘Pug at Dunham Massey’ by Leonard Knyff (1650 - 1721).
Some of the magnificent collection of silver.
Henry Danvers, Earl of Danby by Sir Anthony van Dyck (22 March 1599 – 9 December 1641), a Flemish Baroque artist who became the leading court painter in England. He is most famous for his portraits of King Charles I of England and Scotland and his family and court. With the partial exception of Holbein, van Dyck and his exact contemporary Velázquez were the first painters of pre-eminent talent to work mainly as Court portraitists.
The Third Earl of Stamford by Sir Joshua Reynolds RA FRS FRSA (16 July 1723 – 23 February 1792), first President of the Royal Academy of Arts.
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I'm a blogger - and nowadays that seems to be my main occupation. Rambles from My Chair is my main blog. I’m a retired local government executive - now studying how to survive a neurological disorder that gives me various problems but, hopefully, a whole new outlook on life and an increased sense of humour and perspective. There is a saying in Sweden "man måste vara frisk för att orka vara sjuk" ~ "you have to be well to cope with being ill"....
I enjoy most forms of communication and postcards are a special favourite. I used to blog as Scriptor Senex which is Latin for Old Writer but now Google only lets me post as John Edwards.
“He’s not so old. He’s just the age that he is, that’s all.” (Gerald Hammond)