Mono Monday: Blipnames/Nicknames

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I was a little perplexed when I saw the theme for today’s Mono Monday: I don’t do nicknames (in my youth, when the men in my peer group were almost universally referred to as Smithy, Jonesy, Whitey or whatever, one … Continued

Quaking

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Not. Whatever you may see or hear, Britain is not under seige, terrified, cowed, or reeling. In fact, #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling are widely agreed to include such travesties as: Tea being made in a microwave Someone sitting next to you on an … Continued

Life goes on

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I was going to post a Bombus terrestris throwing itself gaily into the centre of a peony bloom, and buzzing to release as much pollen as possible from the stamens – but right now it seems just too frivolous. Tonight … Continued

Wild Edric

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This morning I went for my first drive since my surgery, and the first in the MX-5 since it was broad-sided up in Yorkshire. I was surprised and not very pleased to find initially that I was driving quite tentatively … Continued

Banded Demoiselle

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I have for you today two Banded Demoiselles (Calopteryx splendens): this is the female, and the extra shot is the male – though I could easily have posted them the other way round, and may yet swap them! Today was … Continued

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