Still life

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After a night of disturbingly stormy weather – though we had a lot less to contend with than many people on the South coast – today was dark, cold and dank. Given that – and that I’ve also got a … Continued

Lily pool

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I’ve never blipped the lily pool in Evesham’s Abbey Park before, because it’s generally pretty unimpressive; but I liked the autumnal look of the place on this dark and murky afternoon. It’s said to be fed by a natural spring … Continued

Protea

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Last week’s exotic flowers have proved to be good value after all, as they keep on giving: here is a different protea flower to the one I photographed on Tuesday, as a contribution to today’s Flower Friday challenge. R and … Continued

Evolution in action

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This afternoon I went (against my better judgement) on a BGCC photo walk. The weather was vile – dark and cold, with a slicing wind and occasional flurries of icy rain – and Stratford was almost devoid of human life. … Continued

Dawn

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Firstly, thanks very much for liking my protea stacked shot yesterday more than I did – I’m very grateful for all the positive comments, stars and hearts you bestowed on it. I revisited the files this afternoon, culled them down … Continued

Exotic

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When I went looking for flowers last weekend, I couldn’t resist buying a bunch of exotics, including proteas – not my normal kind of thing, but the structure of the flowers is fascinating. This is a sixteen-shot focus stack. I’m … Continued

Mono Monday: Cold

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You’re as cold as ice You’re willing to sacrifice our love You never take advice Someday you’ll pay the price, I know I’ve seen it before It happens all the time Closing the door You leave the world behind You’re … Continued

Sun worshippers

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Today was a good day. R and I spent a couple of hours in the garden this morning, cutting back some over-exuberant shrubs, and starting to clear a piece of border for a memorial tree for our boys. After lunch … Continued

In character

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The guys who run the river cruisers along the Avon are well aware that they’re staging a bit of a public performance when they work the lock between the river and the canal basin. Some of them enjoy it more … Continued

Armistice Day

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They went with songs to the battle, they were young, Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall grow not … Continued

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