Saturday, September 16, 2017

No need to tame a shrew

We met a tiny - probably baby - shrew on one of our shrew
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There are some very old gravestones at the church of St. Michael and All Angel's in Penbryn. The church itself, said to be one the oldest in Wales, looks very like the one at Mwnt and indeed, they both have the same sort of roof/ceiling, the only two examples of its kind in south Wales and the reason for it being a listed building.

This gravestone caught my eye because it's unusual but it also has a wonderful tribute on it.
It's for a man and his wife, Margret who died April 1789 and  was 'distinguished for Meekness, piety and Charity, never known to turn a poor man from her Door Without relief and thus lived and died a ??? (stout maybe) Christian.'

What a fantastic way to be remembered.


Ole Phat Stu said...

I'd date that kind of roof beams as 15th century, but surely the church is older than that???

Liz Hinds said...
Church is likely to date from 13th century but probably on older Christian site. But roof beams 15th century. How on earth do you know such weird things?!

Ole Phat Stu said...

Visited lots of old buildings in different countries when I was interested in historical architecture and just remembered what the guides told us :-)

PipeTobacco said...

The cute little rodent you photographed is actually a meadow or a prairie vole. It is an herbivore. Shrews have much more pointed snouts and are carnivorous. Not that it is a big deal, the name.... I just happen to be a rodent biologist, so I see many of them.

Liz Hinds said...

Really, Pipe Tobacco? Thank you. (I assume that would be the same classification in Britain too?) The eating or not of meat is a fairly big deal!