Fieldfare

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November: the month that keeps on giving. I was in the bathroom this morning, bending over to get something out of the bottom cupboard, but the doors are closed with strong magnetic catches, and when I pulled the handle nothing … Continued

Lunch

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Late last night I checked my emails for the last time before closing everything down and going to bed, and found an email that had just come in from the NHS, confirming that the CV-19 test I took on Friday … Continued

Cape gooseberry

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These are another little purchase from the farm shop last week, which I’d forgotten about until I was casting around for a subject at lunch time today. R will be very pleased that I’ve finally remembered to photograph them, because … Continued

Five a day

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Grapes, pomegranate, figs, nuts, and quince liqueur… yes, that’s definitely five portions. I set myself the task of creating a still life this morning, and then photographed it against different backdrops to see the effect of changing the background colour … Continued

High anxiety

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We had early tickets for Charlecote this morning, and began our walk in heavy freezing fog. I don’t know if the cull is still going on, or has recently finished, but the deer were still displaying great anxiety and were … Continued

Golden hour

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It took a full hour this morning for R and me to convince the bank that he hadn’t forced me yesterday to transfer money to a savings account at a different institution, from a joint current account to which he … Continued

Hellebore

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A day which began very well ended in annoyance and frustration. This morning I did some administrative stuff, and then took a few minutes to photograph the central reproductive bits and pieces of the little hellebore I bought at the … Continued

Great northern diver

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There are several great northern divers dotted around the country at the moment, including one at Ripple in The Shire, but I decided to go in search of the pair that have been hanging around Draycote Water in Warwickshire for … Continued

Pert

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We were making lunch when R spotted this little wren hopping around the patio furniture, hunting for insects and grubs. He stood guard while I rushed off to fetch the big gear, and to my surprise the wren was still … Continued

Mr Handsome

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Today’s Stratford-upon-Avon tufted duck count: 4. Which isn’t as high as I’d like, but double the number there were a couple of days ago. The Thursday boys are continuing their bromance, sticking close together and clearly acting as each other’s … Continued