Chesterton Windmill

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I spent a frustrating and ultimately pointless couple of hours doing on line research this morning – by the end of which I was thoroughly annoyed with the world, and feeling the need to get away from my desk and … Continued

Comma

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I had one of those rare days today when I was spoiled for choice, photo-wise. In the end I went with this one because it’s the first time I’ve ever seen a Comma butterfly, so even though I don’t think … Continued

Forest bug

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This is the first shield bug I’ve seen this year, so I was glad that it put in an appearance in time for Tiny Tuesday. I first spotted it as I was going out to do some work in the … Continued

Mono Monday: Grunge

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When these flowers went over, I decided to dry the sunflowers for an arrangement of dead stuff, and they’re currently hanging in the conservatory. The weather was foul for most of today, so I was wandering around the house looking for … Continued

Derwent Valley flight

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As a gift for his 60th birthday, R’s aunt and her husband bought him a helicopter flight over the Derwent Valley reservoir – and today was the day of the flight. R and I drove up to Derbyshire this morning … Continued

Meon Hill

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I went to the Stratford Food Festival this afternoon. The weather was gorgeous, and the town was teeming with people sampling and buying food, or just sitting around in the sun enjoying the atmosphere. I took a few photos, but … Continued

Flowering cactus

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I saw this little flowering cactus when I was buying bags of compost at Stratford Garden Centre the other day, and bought it because it immediately brought to mind the late, great Jake Thackray – which is always something to be … Continued

Grey heron

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As the weather was good again, I went back to Stratford this afternoon – with a long lens on the camera this time, as opposed to yesterday’s wide angle – and walked the first short section of the Avon Valley … Continued

Trouble in Paradise

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I’m happy to tell you that I had a much better day today than yesterday. Arthur has been unable to deal with the freezer bag clip owing to a sad lack of opposable thumbs, and the t-shirt is once again … Continued

Running for shelter

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Today was one of those days. Firstly the weather was quite stormy, and though we set off for our morning walk in a sunny period between showers, the dogs both went on a go-slow and we were right on the … Continued