Tiny

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The per-Blip cost of these tulips is going down almost as I look at them. Which is nice. It’s been an odds and ends kind of day today: I’ve done a minuscule amount of work, and quite a lot of … Continued

Cherry plum

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From inside the house (provided you closed your ears to the howling wind) it seemed like a nice day. Outside it was bitterly, searingly cold, and the wind cut through every single one of the many layers of clothing I … Continued

Unfurled

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I’ve been feeling tired and a bit anti-climactic all day; so R took me out to lunch, which was very nice, and I gave myself a flower. It’s been snowing again, which I’ve stopped finding even slightly entertaining now: I … Continued

Blowsy

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“It’s mad,” said R, “but I like it.” He might as well have been talking about this evening’s performance, as about these parrot tulips. The tulips (despite my efforts to make them behave) were doing what parrot tulips do, which … Continued

Plumpie

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I heard him before I saw him. As R and I were leaving the house this morning to run errands in Stratford, I wandered across the front lawn (as I’ve been doing every day for the past couple of weeks) … Continued

Owl of the day

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The good times continued to roll today when I made a late, snap decision to drive up into the Cotswolds after owls. There was a lot of cloud and the light wasn’t great, and several times en route I slowed … Continued

Let the good times roll

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On my way out to town this morning I noticed the first hedgerow blossom of the year; and this afternoon, having decided that a 30mph wind was not likely to be conducive to the owls leaving their roosts, I climbed … Continued

The joy of owls

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I don’t know if this is my best photo of the day, but it leapt out at me as I was culling the 799 I took over the course of today. I do know that I shouldn’t have been out … Continued

Damp

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While I was processing the photos I took in the garden this afternoon, my Met Office app beeped a rain warning at me – which I’m going to describe as too little, too late. Shortly after that, R came back … Continued

Mother’s Day

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This is one of the beautiful irises from my Mother’s Day flowers. I’ve been spoiled in other ways too today: both Offspring have phoned home, and R cooked me a lovely meal. I’m feeling very lucky. The weather wasn’t great … Continued