O frabjous day!

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Callooh! Callay! &c., &c. I ditched several perfectly creditable flower shots to post this slightly blurry image – but given that it’s the first time I’ve even seen a Hummingbird Hawkmoth I’m sure you’ll be understanding about it. It was … Continued

Passion

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Back in the spring I bought a beautiful passion flower called ‘Blue Sky’ – I was delighted with it, but it failed within a couple of weeks of being planted. It was obvious that the stem had been damaged just … Continued

Bee

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I had a busy day today: Arthur had to go to the vet this morning to have his stitches out, and then after his car was returned by the body repairers R and I had to go to Stratford to … Continued

Mono Monday: Contrast

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One of R’s birthday presents from Child One was a two-hour archery experience at Cotswold Archery, which is now located in the lovely setting of Batsford Arboretum, and today she came home to join him in playing with bows and … Continued

Sedum and bee

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It was a lovely day today – though it didn’t get off to a very good start. When I had the dogs out for their morning walk we met the nastiest dog in the village – a corgi cross – … Continued

Stanway Viaduct

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Stanway is a 15-span viaduct on the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway, which is a heritage railway running from Toddington Station north to Laverton Halt (just a short distance north of the viaduct) and south through the lovely market town of … Continued

Misty green

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This is Alchemilla mollis, which I found last year underneath another plant I was moving. It only had one leaf at the time, which I recognised just as I was about to pull the two plants apart and discard this … Continued

Misty blue

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Apologies for the fact that I just gave most of you over a certain age an ear worm – I’ll try to replace it with something else at the end of this blip. So, the builders have finished – yay! … Continued

Aster

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With bonus hoverfly – not that you’re surprised by that. Don’t quote me, but I think she might be¬†Platycheirus albimanus, the white-footed hoverfly. I’ve been stuck at home again today, acting as the interface between R, who was elsewhere on … Continued

Surely not another hoverfly??

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Well, it is Tiny Tuesday – what more excuse do I need! I had a good run this morning, actually. I got a drop that didn’t drip on a freshly-opened lily bloom, and a minute green fly on a pink … Continued

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