Hillray comes in three varieties, and I have used two of them here (outline and regular). The first section, working from the top, is a whole load of random text with line spacing that puts the separate lines of Hillray outline on top of each other in a mess that looks interesting. Then there’s the alphabet – straightforward enough – and then the two styles with their names. Finally, I rasterised the line of outline text, filled in the colour and then laid it on top of a line of regular text and blended it with Hard Light blend mode in Photoshop to produce this effect. Hillray is a free font from Creative Market, who do a freebie Monday every week. There’s often something that interests me, and this Monday the offerings include two fonts, a collection of abstract shapes and patterns, some butterfly graphics, and a set of triangle seamless vector patterns.
On our walks allowed under the lockdown strictures, we sometimes pass the grounds of one of the Cambridge University colleges. The grounds adjoin a road, and then as one walks into the parkland, the grounds back onto what is effectively a moat. The moat divides the grounds from the public parkland. When we first moved here I thought the water might be a branch of the river Cam, but the river is about three hundred metres further north. The water here is just a ribbon that goes from point A to point B, and at the moment it is covered in fine green algae. I’ll photograph it at some point. This scene however, is looking through the fence by the road. Can you see the bluebells just within the frame at the bottom? And a horse chestnut tree dominating the scene. The thing is that I shot this with my phone (and iPhone 8) and I think that’s a done a pretty good job.
The Cape weaver is endemic to South Africa. Don’t you think their nests beggar belief?