Fruit of the dead

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It’s not often that I have the opportunity – or the desire – to eat my subject, but I’m pleased to report that this pomegranate was delicious. R says that he’ll be happy to eat another one just as soon … Continued

Chirpy

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The young male tufted ducks that appeared on the Avon a few days ago are maturing fast: every time I see them their pale flank patches (which I always think of as bumpers) are getting whiter, and their crests are … Continued

Plucky

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I’m indebted to R for today’s blip: I was in my study, grimly working through a mountain of files, when he called up the stairs, “Sparrowhawk in the garden, if you’re quick.” I wasn’t very quick, on account of the … Continued

Jacob

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I went to Charlecote this morning to see if the rut had started; it hasn’t, but I think it will kick off quite soon. Some of the older, bull-necked bucks were stamping around, shouting and threatening the does, who were … Continued

Brimstone

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The good news today: my tooth is still in place, so my jaw hasn’t yet decided to eject it. The bad news: I still feel as though I’ve been kicked in the face. Expect to be thoroughly bored by this … Continued

Ruffled

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Today was Day 1 of Operation Attempt To Save JDO’s Canine Tooth; it involved large amounts of drilling and digging around, and I’m now as sore as. Poor me. However. As I was still reasonably anaesthetised when I left the … Continued

Harvest

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I was back in Stratford again this afternoon, in much less nice light than yesterday’s, but still finding plenty to photograph. I’d already walked the north bank of the river en route to meeting R for coffee, and had some … Continued

Normal service resumes

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This morning was taken up with the usual slightly depressing post-holiday stuff, and then as we (luckily) had no food in the house, we went to Stratford for lunch. By this time I’d replaced the walkabout lens I used on … Continued

Ode to rage

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We were booked on an evening flight back to Heathrow, giving us most of the day in Vienna. Apart from the specific exhibitions we’ve seen, this trip has mostly involved revisiting places we’ve been to before, but sometimes that’s a … Continued

Not more art, surely?

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To the Kunsthistorisches Museum this morning, for their monumental Bruegel exhibition, which is simply stunning – if you get the chance to go, you really should. It would be even better if they had some kind of refreshment station half … Continued