Searching

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This was supposed to be the day when the chip on my car door was repaired, but I turned on my computer this morning to an email from the Paint Man, saying that the weather was too cold and too … Continued

Bell Court, Stratford

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Bell Court used to be a rather shabby precinct in which no businesses ever seemed to survive for long, but last year it was extensively (and I would think expensively) refitted; it’s now home to a new cinema and to … Continued

Just hanging about

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Standing out in the cold, dank murk this afternoon, arms aching from holding up the weight of the camera and lens to shoot above me, trying not to shiver beyond the capacity of the image stabilisation to compensate, and to … Continued

The Tufty Club, episode 2

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When I walked the river on Thursday it was bizarrely quiet, apart from the foolishly nesting coots and a couple of amorous mallards. I was especially looking for tufted ducks – because tufted ducks – but there wasn’t one to … Continued

Goldcrest

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I was trudging round the village in the dank murk this afternoon, looking for something interesting to photograph, when a tiny bird flew out of the hedgerow a few metres in front of me, and landed in a tree. It … Continued

House boat

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It was a balmy 12°C in Stratford this morning, and many of the waterfowl were behaving as though it was already spring. This pair of coots had adopted some of the debris that was brought down into the Avon by … Continued

Bath Abbey

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One day I will actually topple over backwards doing this – and like the (fortunately) apocryphal penguins which were reportedly buzzed by bored RAF pilots in the Falkland islands, I will then just have to lie there, feebly waving my … Continued

Lily

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The roundabout of weather seems to have parked itself back at dark and dank, so the concept of getting out and about with the camera today was not enticing. Instead I thrashed through some more old files, and then sacrificed … Continued

Mono Monday: Classic

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The Ballet Mistress had always told her that she had the legs of a penguin and the feet of a duck, and finding herself unexpectedly elevated from the Corps de Ballet to play the Black Swan, Eunice was feeling the … Continued

Pershore Old Bridge

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This is another post in my occasional series: The Knackered Old Bridges of the West Midlands. The strange roundabout of our winter weather delivered an unexpectedly fine and sunny day today, so after breakfasting on chocolate panettone (which I heartily … Continued