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My Sunday Photo: 11 October 2015

Yew Berries October 2015Venturing outside today I came across these very pretty but highly poisonous berries that remind us that the back end of the year has come round again! The leaves and stems of the yew plant are also poisonous. however, some birds eat the berries, the poisonous seed passing through them intact!

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My Sunday Photo: 20 September 2015

My Sunday Photo 15-09-20This shot is another foray into the idea of ‘negative space’ where a subject sits in a large background area. I loved the colours in this home-grown apple, but didn’t want to just fill the frame with it. The dark slats of this garden table make a contrast, illustrating two concepts connected with autumn: fruitfulness, but also, sometimes, a lot of dullness. This seemed to work for me.

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My Sunday Photo: 30 August 2015

MSP150830Summer seems to have been very erratic, this year. Yes, there have been lovely days, but a lot of periods of unsettled weather and rain, too. And heralds of autumn have come all too soon, even if some of them (like this) are quite pretty. Oh, and maybe we’ll have a few more sunny days yet…

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Monday Mobile Week 12: A Touch of the Sun

Well… it’s really week one for me, because I haven’t joined in with this before. But my last  Silent Sunday picture was actually inspired by this passing shot a few days before:

OK, so DSLR quality it isn’t. But the picture was captured in a few seconds. The ‘best’ camera is always the one you have with you. I didn’t actually realise at the time how much atmosphere this shot would convey.

If you haven’t already, have a look at the other contributions to this meme, here. (The list is at the end of the post, after those lovely pumpkin pictures.)

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How Time Flies!

This post is written in response to the ‘100 Word Challenge’ prompt here. All the other responses are listed there, too, as viewing links. Once again, the phrase that had to be included is in bold. 

Right now, I find myself thinking, “Surely it can’t be that time of year already? Whatever happened to summer?” Well, summer, such as it was, has been and gone. Frost has already made its presence felt. But there are compensations. The spectrum of colours in the trees ‘on the turn’ this year seems to be particularly spectacular – green still holding on to the last, contrasted with deep golds and russets.

Perhaps the real pleasure is to be found in enjoying each season for what it is. Ecuador is said to have the climate of a continual English Spring. Maybe I’d even get bored of that!

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