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Day #625

Day #625 Title: Red Edges
Location: Chelmsford
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: The weather improved today, as did my mood. This was taken during a visit to a client’s this afternoon. She is a herbalist, and always has interesting things growing in her garden.  This is a type of Heuchera, I think, although I’m not sure of the variety. I liked the strong colour at the edges of the leaf.
One Year Ago: Day #260

Day #585

Day #585 Title: Ladybird And Raindrops
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 50mm EF f/1.8 + 12mm extension tube
Notes: Another grey and mostly sunless day today. I had to go out this afternoon for a client meeting and decided to have a quick look around the garden for a picture once I got home. This little ladybird caught my eye, crawling over my Fatsia japonica. I loved the wonderful leathery texture of the Caster Oil plant’s leaf, and the couple of drops from last night’s rain still sitting on the surface set it off nicely.
One Year Ago: Day #220

Day #570

Day #570 Title: Acer Shadow
Location: Prested Hall, Kelvedon
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I went to another business networking event today (I’m turning into a Lady Who Lunches!). After the grey clouds had passed, the sun came out and I was able to take a few shots around the venue – this rather nice (if slightly wind-scortched) Acer cast a shadow on the outside wall.
One Year Ago: Day #205

Day #514

Day #514Title: Pictures of Lily
Location: Kew Gardens
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: It was my friend Jo’s birthday today and we went to Kew Gardens for a potter around as one of my [email protected] events. The weather was a bit overcast, so outdoor pictures weren’t as great as I had hoped, but I did rather like these variegated water lilies in one of the greenhouses.
One Year Ago: Day #149

Day #510

Day #510Title: Large Red Damselfly
Location: Near Cuton Lock
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: The monthly Chelmsford Flickrwalk has come around again, and this time we decided to walk the section of the Centenary Circle between Springfield and Great Baddow. This took us along a part of the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation near Cuton Lock, and we saw a lot of dragonflies and damselflies flitting about. This one just sat still for long enough on a Gunnera leaf so that I was able to get a couple of shots. Thanks to the British Dragonfly Society, I was able to identify what it was.
One Year Ago: Day #145

Day #488

Day #488Title: Urban Fragment #2
Location: Stow Maries
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I’ve had a bit of an up and down day. Planned to go caching and although it was moderately successful, I ended up not finding quite a few, which was very frustrating. This was taken close to one which I nearly gave up on, but wouldn’t let beat me in the end! Then I went along to a geocahers’ meetup in Hockley. As we were chatting outside the pub, my camera (in a bag) toppled off the picnic bench and landed on the floor. The camera and lens have survived, but the UV filter on the front is smashed to pieces, and is now stuck fast and won’t come off. All very annoying. But it could have been worse.
One Year Ago: Day #123

Day #418

Day #418Title: Teasel Study
Location: Buttsbury
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: With some sunshine and warmer weather, it felt almost Spring-like today. I took the opportunity to do a bit of geocaching – finding some new caches and doing some maintenance on some of my own. During my wanderings, I found these rather nice teasels by the River Wid at Buttsbury.
One Year Ago: Day #52