Porky

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This seed feeder, and three others, hang from a metal crook with four hooks at the top. It used to live in one of our smaller flower beds, but there are two fair-sized shrubs there along with a tangle of … Continued

Long-tailed tit

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I made up for yesterday’s slobbing around today, by being on my feet nearly all day. This morning I made lamb dansak in the slow cooker, using an excellent recipe I’d seen on Twitter. Then I spent an hour or … Continued

Peckish

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It’s not the best photo I’ve ever taken, but on the other hand I’ve taken worse, and not all of them through a grubby double-glazed window. And it works as a companion piece to the one I posted of the … Continued

Ghost town

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Firstly, I’d like to thank everyone who has congratulated me and said nice things about my CPAGB award, either here or over on Facebook. It’s one of the delights of blipfoto that so many members are so supportive of and … Continued

Eventful

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The normal tedious pattern of lockdown was interrupted today by three notable things happening. Quite honestly, I could have done with them being spaced over a wider stretch of time, but we are where we are. Firstly, the tree surgeon … Continued

Tiny garden

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It was so balmy at lunch time that a neighbour, who walked past while I was out in the garden looking for macro subjects, commented that it felt like spring. Which it did, but all the while I was relishing … Continued

Messy

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I’m a fairly messy eater myself, to be fair, so I’m not in too strong a position to criticise the state of her face – especially given that I have soap, and opposable thumbs, and she doesn’t. She’ll have been … Continued

Watchful

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I think this robin is probably a first winter male: he was singing a very pretty territorial song, but doing it quietly, from inside this shrub, while keeping a watchful eye out for danger. The mature robins in the village … Continued

Marmalade season

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A dreich day: damp, cold, and dark. Outdoor photography was never going to happen, but luckily I had the ingredients to hand for a couple of batches of marmalade. I’m slightly dubious about the oranges, if I’m honest – the … Continued

Thaw

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I had hoped that the temperature would stay low enough for yesterday’s hoar frost to persist for a couple of days, but overnight it warmed up enough for a light fall of snow. By the time I got myself dressed … Continued