Bad quiff day

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When I saw that it was bright this morning, I thought that it was worth another quick trip to Cheltenham in the hope that the Waxwings would still be there, this time trying out the Big Lens on the 7DII. … Continued

Bletchley Park

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R and I went over to Bletchley Park today; I had already rushed around the museum on a Blipmeet last Spring, but R had never been before and we thoroughly enjoyed taking our time and exploring some of the fascinating … Continued

Waxwings

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I’d never seen a Waxwing other than in photos, so after reading Hillyblips’ posts over the weekend I did a little research into where they’d most recently been sighted, came up with three addresses in Gloucestershire and decided that I … Continued

Emergency swan

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The light in this photo (taken just after 3pm this afternoon) tells you almost all you need to know about the kind of day it was. The thing you can’t see is that it was also raining. Quite hard. My … Continued

Tulip

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Yesterday’s bunch of flowers keep on giving – fortunately, because otherwise it’s been an utterly dreary day. We woke to heavy mist, which was then replaced by drizzly rain; the rain decided that it liked Worcestershire, settled down and made … Continued

Epiphany

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Today was the annual Feast of Cramming Quarts into Pint Pots, during which I attempt to pack into three cupboards and a large wooden chest more Christmas decorations than emerged from them a month previously. I’m aware that this inflation … Continued

A frosty start

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Last night was very cold, and when R and I set off for Croome first thing this morning the car thermometer was registering -7º. We arrived in time for a bracing cup of coffee before the park opened, and then … Continued

Seed or fat balls?

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Fat balls or seed? Both, I think. Yes, definitely both – now, which first? The extra: Who ate all the pies? Why, you did, my dear – judging by the incriminatory evidence all round your face. Apologies for the lack … Continued

Turkey tail

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I’m bluffing actually – I know virtually nothing about fungi, so this is a guess based on all of five minutes of research on the web; but I hope that I’m right in plumping for Trametes versicolor, commonly called the … Continued

Mono Monday: New Year’s Resolution

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I don’t actually go in for New Year’s resolutions: I very much agree with Mark Twain about this particular tradition. Which isn’t to say that I don’t try to improve myself – I’m perfectly well aware of my flaws and … Continued

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