Kite flying

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I was more than usually pleased to capture a few shots of this red kite up in the Cotswolds this afternoon, because a few minutes earlier I’d slipped on a treacherous bank, and fallen heavily on top of my camera. … Continued

Barnstorming

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Today was better, weather-wise, than any forecaster I follow had predicted that it would be, and I celebrated by making two trips up into the Cotswolds. This morning the owls were having a lie-in, but I managed some reasonable shots … Continued

Avon-upon-Stratford

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R and I braved the hostile elephants today, and went out for fresh air and exercise. And pasta, obviously. The Ocado man had told us first thing this morning that we were likely to be cut off by rising floods, … Continued

Wet play

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It has rained all day. All day…. I’m so bored, I want to…. Leave the country? Pick a pointless argument with someone? Scream? All of the above, actually – but instead of doing any of them, I listened to some … Continued

Number 5

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It probably drives physicists up the wall when arty types use the word “entropy” in a wholly unscientific way, to mean the tendency of living things to decay…. but I’m going to do it anyway. While thinking about entropy (as … Continued

Guitars

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I love the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford: it’s bursting with interesting objects, sliced and diced into neat collections that are themed by age, or place, or by the type of thing – in this case, a room full of old … Continued

Mission: Almost Impossible

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Good day, JDO. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to capture a close-up photograph of one of the two buzzards which live at Sheen Hill. OK – that doesn’t sound too hard…. You need to know that … Continued

Death from the skies

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A couple of years ago, R and I watched a fascinating television programme about the physiology and habits of owls, and it was said that the force of their pounce is such that it can crush a rodent’s skeleton instantly … Continued

Owl, or sunset?

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Sunset, or owl? I know: I’ll give you both. Today was busy, busy, busy. This morning I did some domestic stuff, and some photo stuff; and then R and I booked a holiday for later in the year, and some … Continued

Still life

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I do believe that this is the fourth blip of last week’s parrot tulips – I’m not sure that I’ll manage a fifth, but it’s perfectly possible that I’ll try. Depending, of course, on the weather over the next few … Continued