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This lovely golden Kalanchoe on the kitchen windowsill brightens my spirits when I am washing up the dishes…

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The Churchill College ladies’ eight in winter 1973 – that’s me in the front row on the right, during my first term at Cambridge University…

Today is the traditional Varsity Boat Race on the Thames in London, between Oxford University and Cambridge University, about which I am always nostalgic, although I have never been there to see it. There is a preview, from the point of view of Cambridge, here…

The first men’s race was in 1829 but nowadays there are four races – men’s and women’s plus the reserve crew races between Isis (Oxford) and Goldie (Cambridge) for the men and Osiris and Blondie for the women. (more…)

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I saw this in someone’s hedge today – a mass of blue lights with a bunch of yellow daffodils – the colours of the flag of Ukraine, to show solidarity in these terrible times…

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Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) in my Cardiff garden today – slightly out of focus but at last I caught it on camera…

I had considered posting an image every day in 2022 but that’s never going to happen. So I have decided on an occasional item as often as I can manage it. I have missed my chance over the last couple of hectic weeks so before I start this project properly, here is a catch-up of pictures I would have published one-by-one, had I not been too busy…

January 6, 2022: A red dawn today before a cold rain began

January 5, 2022: Frosted moss on the roof

New Year’s Eve, 2021: A festive snowman decoration

Boxing Day, 2021: Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) in the garden

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Something That Makes You Laugh or Happy: This tiny teddy bear among the ivy on top of a wall beside the street amused me for weeks, although it has disappeared now – I hope it has found its owner or gone to a good home

At last I think I have cracked this year’s Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt hosted by Mary-Lou at Patio Postcards. I skipped August as I had so little to report but here, belatedly, is my final round-up to complete the list of challenges… (more…)

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Something from the 2000s: A Cylon Centurion model from my Battlestar Galactica boxed set

It’s the second month for the Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt hosted by Mary-Lou at Patio Postcards – the next link-up will be on August 9.

I am still struggling to find many of these scavenger subjects but here are my latest efforts… (more…)

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A local landmark #1: The Conway Road Methodist Church, built in 1871

Once again I am signing up for the Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt hosted by Mary-Lou at Patio Postcards – the first monthly link-up is here.

I am still working from home and have no need to travel more than a mile or two, so my scope is again rather limited. I am also lacking in imagination at the moment so have not made a particularly good start to the hunt in June, but here are my offerings… (more…)

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Round and round: Attractive ivy berries in a garden beside the street

As spring arrives we come to the end of the Winter Photography Scavenger Hunt hosted by Eileen at A Bracelet of Days – details here. I hope I have now found something for every category, although I am limited by not leaving the house much, what with the Covid pandemic and working from home. But here goes with my last offerings. (more…)

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Something with legs: I noticed this large, faded ladybird/ladybug decoration on the wall of an old house in Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff

I have signed up again for the Winter Photography Scavenger Hunt hosted by Eileen at A Bracelet of Days – details here. I am struggling to find something for every category by the end of March, but here are my latest meagre offerings. (more…)

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Something yellow: When I had to visit the local pharmacy I popped into the Co-op shop opposite and bought a bunch of Free Trade long-stemmed yellow roses for £10 – they lasted for nearly three weeks, with the leaves remaining green and the blooms slowly shrivelling gracefully…

I have signed up again for the Winter Photography Scavenger Hunt hosted by Eileen at A Bracelet of Days – details here. I missed the December link-up as life was so hectic with Christmas and my husband’s long-awaited hip replacement operation, but hope to find something for every category by the end of March, despite hardly leaving the house as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. (more…)

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