Patterns from a variety of sources decorate a section of pavement.
Instead of the usual prescribed small talk the check-out girl at Sainsbury's points to one of those large papayas now available, and says: " What do you do with that?" I tell her and add that that slices of the fruit are good with a squeeze of lime juice. She looks approving at other purchases as she checks them out and says, "I must come round to your house for lunch."
In Calverley Grounds half the leaves of a beech are stripped from the branches while the other half remain. I should be able to deduce the points of the compass from this I think to myself. And sure enough, when I consult the compass on my key-ring, as I suspected it is from the branches facing south west, the direction of the prevailing wind, that the leaves have been stripped.