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Discovering the Plantation

A few days ago I spotted a Plantation of trees in the distance on the drive home. A check on the OS map showed a path that looked likely to pass close to the Plantation I had spotted. Yesterday I … Continue reading

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Silver Birches

A trip to Tate Modern yesterday to see the superb exhibition of Georgia O’Keeffe (shortly to end) was a reminder of images I took earlier this year of Silver Birches outside the Tate.

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Silver Birches

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London is huge. The main Olympic venues are widely separated by acres of open space through which the River Lea flows. There are play areas, cafes, places to sit and there has been extensive … Continue reading

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Dockey Wood Bluebells

Finally we got to visit our favourite Bluebell Wood two days ago. This is Dockey Wood on the Ashridge Estate not far from Berkhamstead. It’s the best Beech wood with Bluebells that I know, and we have been visiting this … Continue reading

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From the Train

For me, the journey is always part of the holiday, and also part of the photographic experience. The camera is always within easy reach in a pocket if not in my hand; at the airport, at the station and on … Continue reading

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Water Meadows

There has been no let-up in the succession of storms, driven by a powerful Jet Stream, that have been devastating the UK for well over six weeks now. This is the wettest winter for 250 years and it has devastated … Continue reading

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Beech Trees

Yesterday we were blessed with another beautiful, albeit cold, day. Time for a visit to the Ashridge Estate – a favourite area of protected woodland, close to Ivinghoe Beacon and Bluebell woods that have been familiar sites for posts on … Continue reading

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Bluebells 2013

Finally, in honour of the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend, the sun obliged by shining and in the space of a day we visited four Bluebell woods. A fifth wood (first image below) had been visited a few days earlier when … Continue reading

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Re-interpreting Bluebells

The Bluebell season is in full swing in the UK (and very late) but apart from the briefest of visits to a local site to check on their status, I have yet to take a single meaningful image due to … Continue reading

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The weather here in the UK remains dismal. Sunshine is in short supply, rainfall over generous, skies like grey blankets. There have been overnight frosts and the temperatures are well below average. Despite these miseries, trees have greened-up, and the … Continue reading

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