Floating

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There were so many owls out and about today that I hardly knew where to point the lens. I arrived home with just shy of 1000 photos, and after a long evening’s culling and processing I still have… far too … Continued

Better late than never

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After an hour standing in the freezing wind on the top of the Cotswolds, chatting to three other idiots owlers, the farmer, and the farmer’s dog (who was so bored by all the chatting that he kept bringing me twigs … Continued

Fortnum and Mason

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R and I went to London today, for one of our occasional marathon treks around the major art galleries of the city. We began the day at the Royal Academy in Piccadilly, with the exhibition Charles I: King and Collector, … Continued

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