My July calendar picture

July 1st, 2014, 3pm

It was 21°C with clouds and visibility OK. The breeze was light.

And here is July’s picture from my London Burial Grounds calendar - showing the graveyard of Saint Mary the Virgin church in Bedfont, which sounds quaint but is actually just a stone’s throw south of London Heathrow Airport, so not exactly as peaceful as it looks!

The most notable feature here is the topiary, showing the Bedfont Peacocks, created in 1704, which are just about visible in the inset photo on the calendar.

You can read more about the topiary here, including a long poem by Thomas Hood entitled The Two Peacocks Of Bedfont.

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Adrian Tribe

A follower of Jesus Christ, a husband and father, a Kentish Man (not a Man of Kent), a commuter to London

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