Seed head of Clematis orientalis of which I showed the bell-shaped yellow flowers the other say.
The 100-year old retired dentist who lives nearby greets us from his mobility scooter. The basket on the steering column is full of plastic bags. "Going shopping?" "No," he says, with a laugh. I'm taking these round to the back of the house. It's easier than going through." His modern terrace house is on two levels. There is a garage and back door which you reach through a rear courtyard. As we get older such techniques of navigation begin to be familiar.
Aiming my camera contre jour I am pleasantly surprised by the flexibility of digital over film. Or at least so it seems to me who makes no claims to be a proper photographer.