Many of the old 'holy wells' that one still finds religiously marked on Ordnance Survey maps, have banks of rowans around them.
Curiously enough, there appears to be an understanding among the birds that some rowans should be left as a winter reserve of food.
After Gravel's election Mike Rowan went to work for him in Washington, and the Rowans also moved there.
When Irene Sparks Rowan stepped off a plane in Bethel she carried a white umbrella and wore white boots, a white hat, and a pink raincoat.
In contrast to the openness and flexibility of the Cogs, the works from Rowans Box series appear intractable and solid, with a sense of impenetrability that differs markedly from the Cogs' apparent fragility.
Prominent among the works exhibited at the Lacoste Gallery was a group of new pieces from Rowans Bridge series.
The reduction in funding means that the council would have to find pounds 663,000 a year to keep the Rowans open.
The Rowans no longer met the council's priorities and required signifi-cant redesign and investment, Mr Hay said.