Thursday, 4 July 2013

Let There Be Light

Simon spent the morning in the front quad, peeling the Virginia Creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, off the windows. A vigorous climber, it has been creeping rapidly across some of the lower level windows, reducing the light levels in the rooms as it creeps across the windows by attaching disc like suckers to the stone arches, the frames and glass. The windows are now clear, but it is still rapidly creeping up the building, so Simon will return on another day to stop its vertical advancement.   

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