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If you read my nonsense on any kind of regular basis, you’ll know that this is the East Banqueting House of Chipping Campden Manor – always good for a blip, but rarely seen from this angle. R and I went … Continued

Humming

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How lucky was I? After being kept inside all morning by bad weather, I finally made it out into the front garden at about 2pm, and as I took my first photo of a hoverfly, something zipped past in my … Continued

Red

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A day of trying to catch up with myself didn’t leave much time for photography, and whenever I thought about going out in search of a photo, it was raining. The droplets on this gerbera aren’t rain, as I’m sure … Continued

Sweet William

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I went out this morning with the intention of visiting Stratford Butterfly Farm, but didn’t actually make it there. As I walked along the river bank I was distracted by various interesting invertebrates, including a nettle weevil and a  Harlequin … Continued

Plughole

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When we left Liverpool this morning, R and I headed for Derbyshire, to visit his aunt and her husband. We went via the Ladybower Reservoir, where I hoped that the overflows would be running after the recent heavy rain – … Continued

The May Queen

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The reason R and I came to Liverpool was to see the exhibition Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Style at the Walker Art Gallery. In my case, we also came to see the red squirrels at Formby, but the … Continued

Verdant

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R and I headed north today, to spend a couple of nights in Liverpool. For reasons that seemed to make a lot of sense at the time, we decided to make a rest stop at Biddulph Grange in north Staffordshire; … Continued

Not again!

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Is it raining again?? I can’t be sitting here all day – the kids are screaming the place down and I need to go and get them some lunch… R and I went to Croome this morning, where the dragons … Continued

Bumbling about

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I honestly can’t decide whether this photo is interesting, or simply weird – but R likes it, and I trust his judgement, so that’s why it gets the nod today. I spent much of the day at my desk, processing … Continued

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Most of today was pretty vile, weather-wise; and for me quite a lot of it was spent on irritating things. I had to make two journeys to and from Coventry, where the car was in for service and MOT, and … Continued