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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 27 Nov 2018, 20:14

While part two partakes of the archives, mostly from the late 1980s to the late 1990s, part one is drawn from the last week of last month, and features some of the inhabitants of the stairwell at Rayge Towers...

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March and Marty Down by the Corner

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Wee Robby

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Full Flora

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Nah, Any Div Can Do a Rabbit; Flying Bird is a Cut Above

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You Can't Get the Staff
Revlis has to make do with a hairy mirror

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What Fucking Cave?
Pan troglodytes gets taxonomically disputative

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Postby Rayge » 27 Nov 2018, 20:17

Part Two
First three around 1990

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Banana Ghost Conga

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Incoming

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Just So
Houseboats on the Kennet and Avon Canal at Bath

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Our Manor
south side of the Avon Valley, between Kelston and Oldland. Mystery as to where I could have been standing to take this.
1990s

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Nothing But Blue Skies

And to round off, some shots of the Sal as a young beeyotch
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Happily Nekkid
Collar-free joy

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Shine
She was so white that it was difficult to photograph her on a bright summer's Day

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On the Common
Can't remember it's name, but it's high up in south Gloucestershire overlooking the Severn Valley to Wales

Hoping to be here tomorrow
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 28 Nov 2018, 20:29

In part one today, it's the last week of last month, and we've got some sunshine to illuminate the autumn colour in and around Sandford

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Never Fail to Wag That Tail

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The Old Saddlery

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Old Friends

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Garden Woodlands

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Last of the Sycamores

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Bridget's Piece and the World Beyond

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Formation Grazing

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Eating in Bed

More leaves and livestock (possibly) tomorrow

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 28 Nov 2018, 20:30

Part Two
This selection from the archives bumbles around the country in the 1980s, unless otherwise noted

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Roses. Always Liked ’Em

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Rare Smile
Something on the TV tickles my generally anhedonic parent. Ware

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Down at the Jetty
Hammersmith Bridge

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The Masked Surfer
Brighton

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Lurking Homicidal Jungle Cat
Biggles in Billy's flat in Vernon Terrace, Brighton

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Radiant Blue
Love those tiles. St Martins Lane, London

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I Can See My Old Office From Here
'Here' being the tower of Westminster (R.C.) Cathedral, in Victoria Street. The offices, where I resigned from my
last full-time salaried job in April 1979, were in the building with blue panels two-thirds up the left edge of the picture

More past inconsequentialities tomorrow
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 29 Nov 2018, 19:46

Part one today is made up of scans from last century, starting with a long-time favourite I just re-framed.

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The Witch Queen of Dartmouth Gardens
Stazi, Patch and a daemonic Toots in Stazi's mum's garden. Cricklewood, 1984-6

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Game Over
Patch and Toots, as above

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The Bird Boats of Keynsham
Keynsham Marina, 1990s

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Tidal Limits
Teddington Weir on the Thames, 1990

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Half Our Lives Ago
Clive at Carlton Mansions, about 1983

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Salute
Darkie the London Dogbee Champ, also about 1983

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Queen of the Mansions
Belonged to flat 4, but demanded tribute from all who passed her throne on the stairs. Cricklewood, before 1988

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 29 Nov 2018, 19:46

Part Two
is out and about in the late October autumnals in deepest Devon, accompanied by Ball-Finder General, Scrap

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Golden Arch
BFG's arse disappears into the shadows beneath this oak, which would put on a great show over the next couple of weeks

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A Breach in the Dam
Creedy Beach

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Leaf Litter

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Temporary Island

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All Wet

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Restless

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Ghost Ruminant

hope to be back tomorrow
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 30 Nov 2018, 18:54

and indeed now here I am, rattling right along with pictures from the last days of October here in Devon in Part One and - gaspo! – coming to the end of that huge archive file I've been mining for months in Part Two. Have I got a replacement lined up? What do you think?
Anyways, back to the pictures

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Down the Lane

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The Picture of Misery

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Disaster
There's been winters since I've moved here that have had no frosts at all. I was hoping for another one of those, to make it easier to move the garden to the new house. I certainly wasn't expecting a hard frost in October – well, we never had one until December before this year, and it brought the garden to a shuddering halt, smacking the fuchsias and dahlias especially hard

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Shiver
A frozen pond

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Welcome Warmth
Ice crystals on a rosebud melt in the morning sun

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Desdemona Bows

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Tomorrow, the last of the month

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 30 Nov 2018, 18:56

Part Two

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Serious Boozer
The Crown, Cricklewood Broadway, 1980s

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Street Life
As above

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Avatar
All my own work using a camera with a shutter I could lock open, lens cap, hand-held flash, really dark night, f16 and a tripod.
Still my favourite selfie

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Comparing Tans
Jude Fortey, Chip and Anni, 1983

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For the Turnstiles
All strangers at the open-air pool in Gladstone Park, mid-1980s

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Blue, All the Way to Dollis Hill
Chip, as above

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Private Lives
Unknown location - Parliament Hill Fields? - mid-1980s

That's all*, folks

* for now
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 01 Dec 2018, 21:22

Oops. Almost slipped my mind. Let's see the end of October to start with, in a spirit of goodbye to all
that (and featuring rather a lot of wood), in a walk in and out of Kirton on the last day

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Horse Chestnut

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Remembering Spring

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Still Sparkling

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Throwing Shapes

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Red Dirt

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Red Leaves and Berries

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Red Fruit
Crab apples to be precise, none bigger than a table tennis ball

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On the Turn

November begins on Monday...
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 01 Dec 2018, 21:24

Part Two
Discovered another rich vein of archival material, things that were scanned and loaded to photobucket
before I properly learned how to clean, adjust and present the images. I hope that you (assuming you've
been here from the beginning) won't have seen as many of these before. Fewer than usual, this time, as
I got a bit exciteable in part one :oops:, and all, I think, from prints made this century

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Dog Flees Tide
What dog, I don't know, but he had the beach to themselves. Shaldon, Devon

The rest are all from the Trip Room in Oldland in the early years of this century (which began in 2001)
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Balls to Disco

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Thrilling Wonder (Detail)

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Proper Boxes

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DragonBall

More whimsy on Monday, I hope
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 03 Dec 2018, 14:07

Part one today features print scans from the first few years of this century, while part two looks for visual
interest in Devon at the beginning of last month

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Bustling Necropolis
Clevedon, 2005-9

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House-Leek in Full Flower
Kenn, time as above

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Duck Blind
Oldland Common 2001-2004

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Profile Selfie
as above

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Glittering Prize
Oldland Common 2003 (shutter-timer shot)

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Curvaceous
Clifton, Bristol, 2000s

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Starlight
2000s

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 03 Dec 2018, 14:09

Part Two
Still reeling from the garden apocalypse, out and about in the mocking sunshine on 1 November

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Crediton Green

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Encounter Among the Fallen
People's Park, Crediton

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High Drama

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Spectral

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The Fire Next Time

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Caged
Physalis Berry

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One Down, 29 to Go
Back tomorrow
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 04 Dec 2018, 20:24

Part one continues the narrative on the morning of 2 November, and a trip to the Beach.

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Yesterday's Men

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Usual Caption

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Swoop

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Giverny-on-Creedy

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Farewell Performance

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Mr Stick

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Woods on Fire

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 04 Dec 2018, 20:25

Part Two
Is the archival section, more random than ever, time and place unknown for the first two

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Fizz

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Deco Disc

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Big Coat
Hawkmoth and I in Southampton on a trip to visit Shaky, who was doing a PhD there, in 1973. He took the pic.

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Metaphysics
Stencil grafitti, Bristol 1990s. There was a lot of it about, the Banksy effect

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Just a Wee Boy
May well be my first self-portrait. Early 1970s, I'm guessing, but don't remember taking it

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The Far Side
Glyn in the Trip Room, 1990s

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Wisteria
77 North Street, Oldland, around 2000

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Homeward Bound
Sunset on the Chew Valley Lake, 1990s

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 05 Dec 2018, 19:08

Part one is randomness from the archives, part two early last month.

One from a trip to Snowdonia in the 1990s...
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Mo and Clive

...and some from the Trip Room
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Fireplace
Mid 1990s

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Sounds and Vision

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Heroes of Architecture

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Upwardly Mobile

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Sax Appeal

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Blue Bowling Ball

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Postby Rayge » 05 Dec 2018, 19:08

Part Two
Back to Creedy Beach.

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Boy vs. Bag

...and homeward
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Goat's Head

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One Day's Crop
In November. Hooray for me

Just five today as I'm not very well and behind with edits. Hope to get some done for tomorrow, but no promises.
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 06 Dec 2018, 19:48

Well, I'm feeling better, and prepared a load of pics from November earlier today, but doing the latter has made me aware that in a grey November, there's nothing to shoot but dying leaves around these parts: nothing to catch the eye indoors, as the impending move means there's not much apart from not particularly photogenic chaos. So part one is a walk with the Scrap on the Shaky Bridge/Upton Hellions route, which is otherwise largely uncaptioned. Part Two, from the archives, is more usual fare from the last quarter century or so in the West Country.

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Tomorrow, another walk, more autumn pastels
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 06 Dec 2018, 20:04

Part Two

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Balconies
A Hotel in the Welsh Back, Bristol

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Daemon
One of the spirits of the garden at North Street, Oldland

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Egret
South Devon

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Contractual Obligation

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Still on the Pill
That's Clevedon Pill, in Somerset. 2005-10. Here's wiki: ""Pill" comes from the Welsh word pwl, which
means an inlet, harbour, or pool (e.g. a creek or tidal inlet off a river or channel, or a small harbour)

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Interior Geometry
Moorgate Lodge, Kenn, about 2007

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End of the Pier Show
Clevedon, around 2007

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Flat Holm
A view across the Severn Estuary from Clevedon, as above

Back tomorrow with similar fare
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 07 Dec 2018, 19:41

Part one rummages through the archives and finds the usual disconnected mess of weird from the long strange trip

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Bustered
Kez gets his piss-off on. Who wouldn't? Late noughties

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Span
Temple Meads Station Bristol, heading for the train home, 2005-09 (station built on land once owned by
the Knights Templar, hence the splendid illumination :| ).

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Projections
Houses on the sea front at Lyme Regis (note ammonite in lamp standards), Noughties

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Ripples
Oldland Common, 1990s

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Tentacular
As above

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Hoodie and the Griffs
Garden reclamation yard, Shropshire, around turn of century

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Denizen
as above

More rambling tomorrow

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 07 Dec 2018, 19:43

Part Two
Featuring another walk on the mild side. As yesterday, not going to risk breaking my wits by thinking up different ways
to caption pics of more or less the same thing :)

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More slightly out of focus autumnal shades tomorrow
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