All that talk of constipation yesterday has brought the importance of keeping regular to the forefront of my mind. Given the far more complex nature of my life following the retirement of the GLW, I have decided that it is better to have one blog that is regularly updated rather than two that are not. Therefore, in future, my Picture Post feature will be moving from its own dedicated Blog to News From Nowhere making things easier for me, easier for you, and easier for mankind in general. "Picture Post" posts - the defining feature of which will remain more image than words - will be inter-spaced with the normal News From Nowhere offerings.
I took this picture a couple of weeks ago in Charleston, South Carolina. As I was clinging to the back of a mule-driven cart at the time I like to think that it represents a triumph of modern photographic technique. What it does show is that Americans do wooden houses really well. According to something I read the other day, some 80% of Americans live in wood-frame houses : given the look of these houses, you can see why.