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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Rayge » 14 May 2017, 21:23

A little behind on the editing (again), so today, two separate dips into the digital archives from the early 2010s, part two for pictures of critters, and one, for no particular reason, of West Wales in winter. Here we go...

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Nant-y-Moch

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Sea View

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No Barbie Today

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White out at Cefn Llwyn

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Back to Mono

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Not a Fit Night Out for Man Nor Beast

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It's Behind You!

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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Rayge » 14 May 2017, 21:24

Part Two

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Tight Fit

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Hay-Burner

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Line-Up

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None Can Resist Hypno-Dog

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The Bad Guys

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A Nice Pair

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Two Terriers One Chair

That's a slightly larger helping than usual, but just in case you weren't satisfied, here's dessert

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That was fun; I might do it again tomorrow, seeing as how next up in the diary section is a trip I made to That London with Herself and Him, staying in Richmond and taking a trip to pick up my mother's effects and ashes in the care home where she died, and then burying the latter in the family grave in Tottenham.
Goodbye to all that, and loads of pictures to sort through.
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Rayge » 15 May 2017, 21:34

Yep, a repeat of yesterday: first, West Wales in Winter – the winter of 2012-13 if I remember aright

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"The Forestry"

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Two Dogs One Stick I

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Hairlines

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Farmhouse

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Exotic

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Valley Floor

Brrr. Let's check out something warm-blooded...
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Rayge » 15 May 2017, 21:35

Part two
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Bramble
hawkmoth's psychopuss

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Redcoat

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Casualty

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Now That's What I Call a Tail

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Bookends

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Fluff Buckets

tomorrow, who knows
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Ragye » 16 May 2017, 23:26

Part One today returns to early April, starting in the garden, then going forth

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Five of Cups

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Peak Tulip

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Ambush

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Rolled Gold

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Revision

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Picnic
We're on our way with rocket salad

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Picnic Site

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More SheepBell

Tomorrow, we arrive
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Ragye » 16 May 2017, 23:41

Part Two is a creature feature (not for the first time)

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Plumage

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Bad Boy

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Lurking in the Buttercups

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Catching Up

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Romeo Goes For It

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Aerial Display

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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Ragye » 17 May 2017, 22:48

Today, in part one, we arrive in south-west London in April. Part two, on the other hand is still frozen in Wet Wales in mid-winter.

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Stoned Again
Drive-by shot at Stonehenge

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Deco
Factory passed on the approaches to London

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Bay
We were staying in Richmond with a friend of herself

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Free!
It was the first time Scrap or I had spent a night away from home in nearly a year. The guy with the ball is Dylan; he lives there.

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Sculpted from Life
In Richmond Park

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Best Paw Forward

Tomorrow, a journey into my past. Kinda
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Ragye » 17 May 2017, 22:59

Part Two

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Valley

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Daylights

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Thaw Spot

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Emergent

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Greened

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Toppled

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Reabsorption

More from a slightly less frigid landscape tomorrow
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Ragye » 18 May 2017, 22:32

Just this once, what I promised yesterday. When in London, herself drove me up to Hertfordshire to p[ick up my mother's ashes, which we then took back to Ware, where we moved at Xmas 1964, and then back to Tottenham, where she had lived the rest of her life up to that point, and where I was born and brought up, to bury them (unofficially) in the family grave. So that's part one.

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The Old Homestead
The guy who bought it from me in 2014 gutted it, sanitized it and flipped it, turned the front garden into a car park and put the patch at the back down to astorturf, and now a couple with a couple of young daughters live there. All is as it should be.

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Remnant
My father made those cast concrete forms and set them on the wall in 1965, two years before he died

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A Departure
I don't usually post anything here unless I took it, but this one fits

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The Lea Gazebos
When we moved there, these gazebos, most of them built at the ends of the yards of the many coaching inns on the High Street (Ware was the overnight stop between London and Cambridge), were in ruins. Now, they're an attempted tourist attraction

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Contractual Obligation
I took a picture of the view from this bridge almost every time I went to Ware to visit my mother, from at least the middle 1970s. It was here that my father died, of a heart attack, in 1967. Nearly 50 years on, this is the last one in the series. I can't imagine going back to Ware again. It never felt like home to me: I carried on at my old school in Tottenham until I went to uni in 1966, and went back their weekends to hang out with Clive, the beardy guy now in Wales, and a couple of other schoolfriends

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OK I Lied
This is the actual last one

Part two follows shortly
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Ragye » 18 May 2017, 22:41

Part Two
Back to West Wales, and also back in time, to October 2012, just a month or so after Chip died

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Sweep
The Beach at Aberystwyth, looking north-west towards the Lleyn Peninsula

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Storm Signals
and looking south

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Full Frontal

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Tilt
The very same Clive with whom I frolicked in London half a century ago, now a retired academic with an Irish wife and 5 Welsh children

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Constitution Hill
With its own funicular railway

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Red Kite

Tomorrow, a bumper diary edition as the mortal remains of the Aged P make their last journey
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Ragye » 19 May 2017, 21:33

Today, in two parts, burying Mom. But first, on leaving Ware for Tottenham, made a detour to visit Amwell, a local beauty spot on the New River (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_River_(England))

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Tall

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Comfortable

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Wind

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Waterman's Cottage

and so into Tottenham, land of urban decay, recent race riots and the Spurs

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Seen it All
The porch of Tottenham's mediaeval church, at the entrance to the cemetery

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The Other Side
Not far from my mother's parents' grave, our destination for today, are those of my father's family. This one commemorates him, his parents and his father's mother. One next door, equally forlorn and likewise almost stripped by time of its cover of blue chippings, houses his mother's parents.

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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Ragye » 19 May 2017, 21:55

Part Two

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End of the Line
When I first came here, more than 60 years ago, the only name was that of my grandfather, who died in 1939. My grandmother followed in 1955, and my mother's youngest brother, Bill, was also buried here in 1994; those were the official ones. I personally planted the ashes of Aunt Gladys and others here, and there has been a proliferation of pots dedicated to my uncle Albert, his wife Flo and four of their six children, presumably set up by my cousin June, the last survivor (presumably – no one knows what happened to Christine). It has subsided, and many of the surrounding graves have been cleared

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Last Duty
I was very conscious as I scrabbled away that this was my last filial duty, and I was glad

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Restored
That's me saying goodbye to my family of origin. Never say never, of course, but I can see no reason why I may come back here

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The Way Home
In 1962, my school moved premises from south to north Tottenham – to just off White Hart Lane, in fact – and so my South Tottenham mate, Bob Burton, and I, would walk back home through the cemetery path, engaged in vigorous debate about the relative merits of various soul singers

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Blossom
Because I can, right

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The Tower
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Castle

Tomorrow, back to Richmond, and the pretty stuff
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Ragye » 20 May 2017, 22:56

Today, in part one, a continuation of yesterday's efforts, going for an evening walk to Richmond Hill and then down and along the Thames.
And in part two, West Wales five years ago (be still my heart)

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Old Maids
Vintage delivery van permanently parked outside the shop

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Victorian Valuables

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Balustrades

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Rooms with a View

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The Folks on the Hill

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Scull Set
An evening row by Richmond Bridge

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Cruisin'
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Postby Ragye » 20 May 2017, 23:05

Part Two

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Oi!
Aiofe objects

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Aging Elf

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Hippy Trails

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Refreshments

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Nightlight

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Daylight
Just about

Tomorrow, more Richmond, and something else
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Ragye » 21 May 2017, 22:06

Moving right along, a two-parter to finish off the walk around the Thames at Richmond

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Mandarins

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Clementines

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Red Brick

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Wistaria
Bleeding a beautiful scent into the warm evening air

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Wait for Me!

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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Ragye » 21 May 2017, 22:07

Part Two
Continuing...

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Balconia

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Bend

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Style

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Westering

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Last Look

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Enough with the Walking
Himself takes over Dylan's Bed

Tomorrow, the day after.
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Ragye » 22 May 2017, 20:49

Having trouble accessing my photobucket accounts, so today's helping is cancelled. Sorry about that.Update: it's back

Today in part two we are off on a jaunt to Windsor Great Park, while in Part one, it's October in Wales.

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Bone?

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Postbox at Sunnyside

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Hamlet

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Book

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Two Dogs, One Stick, DXIX

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Retreat

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Postby Ragye » 22 May 2017, 23:46

Part Two
On the way to Windsor

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Golden Bough

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Golden Boy

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Lily Pond

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A Bridge Over Untroubled Water

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Paws and Pads i

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Paws and Pads II

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Currents
An Altered Image
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Ragye » 23 May 2017, 23:39

Today, part one is getting arboreal in Windsor, while Part 2 - hell, I'll think of something when I get there.

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Oaks

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Jack

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Jackand Oaks

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Textures
Love the swirling at the base, the grooved spiral in the middle and the thicket of boles just above head height

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Talking of Thicket...
Our Hero ear-semaphores his idiot delight about being surrounded by new stinks and sticks

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Markers
The trunks of dead trees are left to bear standing witness.
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Re: An image (or two, or three, maybe a dozen. Or more) a day

Postby Ragye » 23 May 2017, 23:41

Part Two
Still stuck in early digital years (2010-13) but, tiring of Wales, though not of leeks, opening at random a new folder thenfrom (I know it's not officially a word, but you get the notion),
we get to see some early pictures of the garden under construction

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Clear Water
Just finished putting in the flower beds and stone surface in the top corner, previously covered in grass growing on about 20cm of topsoil rubble and rubbish.
Full circle reached now, 5-6 years later, as I attempt to get it back in some sort of order following the demolition of the outbuildings.

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Under Construction
Making a hedgehog den to be covered with brushwood: now a huge pile of logs, sticks and general botanical mayhem

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Eye-Opener
Spraxis

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Premium Seating

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Rainbow Coalition

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Queenly
Aponogeton dystachyos, aka the water hyacinth, has a fragrance that lives up to its name, provided you can get your nose on it...

Tomorrow, more of this
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