I've been searching my photos for a non-glass photo, but it's like looking for a needle in a haystack. (There are plenty on Instagram which is very fast and mobile, and only requires a few words per photo.) That's how it is at the moment; stained glass is the common denominator in much of what I'm reading, seeing, discovering. We've been to Switzerland and Sheffield, Wirksworth and Windsor, and found some stunning windows - and buns and breads and books and beer and rösti.
But it's not all about the glass. There's been more Maigret, a wonderful new Persephone novel, a diversion into Weatherland, the most fantastic book about Soviet bus stops, and a memory-jerking exhibition of photographs by Shirley Baker. It's the season of plate-sized orange dahlias, thinking about planting bulbs, collecting hollyhock seeds, and walking straight into spider's webs. And there's been a fine TV documentary about Philip Larkin, hours World Cup rugby/disappointment, and a slow dawning that Only Connect is brilliant.
I did come across one non-glass photo, though, of Alice, first BSc in the family, at her Goldsmiths graduation.
[Photos of stained glass in Coventry Cathedral]