Cotswold Lavender

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It was warm and sunny in our little valley this morning, but I had to go to Stow-on-the-Wold and when I reached the top of the Cotswold Edge I was surprised to discover that autumn had apparently arrived – it … Continued

Mono Monday: Summer

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After two days of warm sunny weather, today was overcast and humid, with occasional half-hearted rain showers. I heard myself tell R on the phone that the weather was snivelling, and while part of my brain was trying to unpick … Continued

Blackberry blossom

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With bonus marmalade fly and beetles. I do hope you’re not utterly bored with hoverflies by now! Today has been one of those wandering grumpily about, not getting anything done and complaining about everything kind of days – I’ve had … Continued

Greenbottle

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My apologies for this – I’m sure some of you are going “Eeeeeuurrrgghhh!”, and I can’t say I blame you. I’m not a lover of flies myself. But I did like the colour, and I thought the mouth parts were … Continued

Crocosmia

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This is crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ – I think it’s called that because the pain of trying to bring a photo of it within a usable dynamic range feels like being stabbed in the eye with a pitchfork. Reasons to be cheerful … Continued

Abstract Thursday

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It has, to be honest, been a bit of a day. Never mind – it’s nearly over. This is an entry for youoregon1’s July challenge Abstract Thursday – it’s a simple zoom burst shot, kicked about a bit in Lightroom. The … Continued

Peggy Sue

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These charming people were very happy to allow me to photograph their Jack Russell terrier in Stratford this afternoon – but Peggy Sue was less keen, so her owner sweetly scooped her up and presented her for the camera. A … Continued

Pied hoverfly

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Or, tiny technicolour tongue-out Tuesday. I didn’t know whether the main image here was going to display properly – I don’t normally ever crop in as much as I have here, but the focus caught this hoverfly’s head beautifully, even … Continued

Mono Monday: Autumn

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My mother hated autumn. She saw it as a slide towards death and decay, and every year it made her depressed. I, having a very different disposition (and being lazier than she was) view it as a time of rest … Continued

What now?

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“Got your photo? Good. Can I go back to my dinner now please?” It’s been a looooong day – I was still doing admin at 9pm – and I only picked up the camera once, late this afternoon when R … Continued

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