Frosty and spiky

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Or spiky and frosty  – either way, this pretty much sums up my mood today. Hundreds of thousands of people around the globe marched and rallied today against Donald Trump and the message of divisiveness that brought him to power. … Continued

And there was light

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Finally. I got up this morning, opened the curtains, and saw that the sun had just risen on a clear frosty landscape – so as soon as I’d scoffed some toast and thrown on several layers of clothes, I went … Continued

Spiralling

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It was another utterly dreary, dank, dark day here today – but were my spirits dampened? No, they were not. I was positively skipping, because this morning I received the expected call to say that the MX-5 was ready, and … Continued

Looking for the positive

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Orange is a tricky colour, I find – you’d look for a very long time before finding any in my wardrobe. I like it against black or Mediterranean skin, but set against my faded northern European tones it wins hands … Continued

Promise of spring

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I have two very large shrubs in the back garden, similar but not identical, and both planted by a previous occupant. I’m very unsure about the identification of either of them, even when I have leaves to examine; but given … Continued

Mono Monday: Optical Illusion

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I’m very fond of the Millennium Bridge in London – not least because it’s almost impossible to take a bad photo of it (although you can make a reasonable attempt if you’re prepared to walk over it in a sleet … Continued

Fieldfare

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After what by my standards was a pretty hectic week, I spent most of today trying to catch up with myself. Among other things, I finished processing my shots from the Blipmeet in London on Thursday, and I’ve put some … Continued

White on white

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My mother was very fond of Phalaenopsis orchids – the last family home had a whole row of them lined up along the kitchen windowsill. I have a very strong memory of an occasion when she decided (as a distraction … Continued

What the….?

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But….? What is it? No, really – I mean, what is it? It wasn’t here yesterday. Or last week – I don’t think. I don’t remember it ever being here before. It smells like water, and it comes down out … Continued

Snow day

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It was, I can assure you, absolutely vile on the Millennium Bridge this evening: sleeting horizontally in a cutting wind. My lovely leather back-pack is currently sitting in the airing cupboard, drying out, so I was relieved to find that … Continued

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