Skipping again

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Today the British political scene, which has been lurching back and forth over the past few weeks like the Millennium Falcon trying to outmanoeuvre a squad of TIE fighters, took one more stomach-tilting dive to the side and then made … Continued

Pellucid

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This is one of our largest and most easily recognised hoverflies: Volucella pellucens, commonly called the Great Pied Hoverfly. It’s about the size of a bluebottle, and could be mistaken for one but for the fact that the white banding … Continued

Final rehearsal

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This afternoon Chipping Campden Festival Chorus had our final rehearsal for this evening’s concert, and as I seem to have picked up the task of setting up a Facebook page for the choir I took the opportunity to wander about … Continued

Selective focus

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I may well have mentioned this before, in which case please feel free to tune out now, but though I love selective focus shots when other people such as rainie and flying do them, when I try I generally hate … Continued

Common

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Good grief – what do they think I’m running here? Some kind of flop house? Common by name as well as by nature, these are Common Red Soldier Beetles (Rhagonycha fulva), getting it on on the Santolina chamaecyparissus which has … Continued

Edstone Aquaduct

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I was keen not to give myself the same processing mountain today as I had yesterday – not that I regret that bug walk, which netted me several other very nice entries on iRecord besides the Six-spot Burnet, but it … Continued

Spotted

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It was a lovely day today, but I was feeling a bit offish – so instead of doing useful things I went on a bug safari round the village. I was out for about two hours, and came back with … Continued

Mono Monday: Free

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If I were ever granted a special power, the one I would want is the ability to fly. Or maybe, to be able to vaporise lying politicians. No, flight – definitely. Probably…. Anyway, as soon as I saw that the … Continued

Original

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I’ve hovered and havered over today’s shots: do I give you the one I like best, or the one you might find most interesting? In the end I’ve decided that a well-focused butterfly is probably replicable on another day (oh … Continued

Comma

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R and I spent the morning gardening; between us we achieved a lot, but it left me very tired – I went to my desk afterwards, intending to catch up on some financial stuff, and fell asleep in my chair. … Continued

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