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“And rain will make the flowers grow…”

We hoped to find some Bluebell Woods this evening, but it didn’t quite happen. Instead we had a bit of an adventure with sheep, sunsets, hail stones and pretty fields! There were also some (very shy) Deer but sometimes moments like that are best for the eye and not the camera.


We did find some Bluebells (eventually) but they weren’t really camera ready and the light was fading fast. We’ve pin-pointed some spots to return to in the future when the weather decides to co-operate!


Today would be Grandad’s 88th Birthday – he almost made it that far. It seemed fitting that today I grabbed a few photos and did what I absolutely used to love doing – wandered. Grandad was one of my biggest fans and an avid follower of this blog until he became too unwell to keep track of it. I still showed him my photos, everytime I saw him, even when he was at the Nursing Home. Photography was something we loved talking about and he never forgot to ask what I had captured lately. So these photos are in honour of him and the importance of the 16th April, which was nearly always spent celebrating ‘our’ Birthdays as mine is in four days time!





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“How did it get so late so soon?”
― Dr. Seuss

We randomly ventured to Basingstoke this evening (another nearby town) after deciding that it was time to update the camera and all it’s associated lens’s! 45 painful minutes were spent in Jessops whilst the poor sales guy tried his best to learn the computer but finally it was done and I’m the proud owner of an A58 (the next camera up from my current) and three lens’s included! To top it all off, the lens I’ve been dreaming of – the one that encompasses two of my major lens’s into one – has also been acquired courtesy of a partial early Christmas present from my parents – but I’m not allowed it until Christmas! Needless to say that at the end of this year and into next, Photography is going to be majorly on the cards as I enjoy all the new gear (and try and sell the old…) So today’s photos are the shopping centre which was beautifully lit for late night Christmas shopping.

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