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    I was there early just on high tide ...fabulous waves.
     
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    I love spending time just messing with my photos and experimenting, this is an unused remnant from my 52's this week. These peppers are so bright and vibrant, I edited the background in to give them a Mediterranean feel, hopefully I'll have some time to do do some more they're very photogenic.

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    Such a beautiful day today ...it felt just like spring especially when I saw these bees in the garden.

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    Out in the car yesterday, I passed the time driving home by taking photos out of the window, a couple of my favourites.


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    I like those silhouettes.(y)
     
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    Interesting, I like 'em :)
     
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    Thank you both.
     
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    I can't really say the seagulls make me feel good because they steal the fish from our pond !! But this one makes me smile, he sits on the flat roof and every so often comes down and knocks very loudly on the patio door, I've tried getting a photo of him doing it but he flies off the minute he sees movement.

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    Hi Susie

    Just come across this thread and really enjoyed the, dare I say, randomness of the shots, but all tied together with your theme of making you feel good.
    Also your point re a 365 is well made as these shots are taken for the enjoyment and telling a story with your short comments, rather than being tied down to the rigours and, possibly, drudgery, of taking a shot a day.
     
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    Thanks Alan, much appreciated.
     
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    I have my friends dog Flora staying at the moment, at meal times she has a habit of popping up at the table looking very wistful as we eat our dinner :) I couldn't resist setting her a place, I wish I'd put that fork straight :shifty:

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    What's not to like about those, the second one of Flora is is just great
     
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    She is an absolute treasure Chris.
     
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    I'm in London for a few days visiting my grandaughter at Uni ...I had a brilliant first day yesterday, we walked to St James' Park, down The Mall and on to the Natural History museum, we managed to walk seven miles !!

    I took loads of photos but I really like these two off my iPhone ... these Chelsea pensioners were so lovely, posing constantly for photos, the one on the right in particular greeted everyone like a long long lost friend. It was the same with the policewoman on horseback, constantly answering questions and having her photo taken.
    Couldn't resist the patisserie on the way home :) chocolate afternoon tea booked today :D

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    Fantastic idea for a project Susie.
    I like the sentiment/ethos behind it. Of your most recent images, the Chelsea pensioners stands out.
    The fella on the right has a real look of mischief on his face.
     
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    whereabouts are you based Susie ? Loooks like south west somewhere ?
     
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    Susie, like the tree shots, are they on the A30 around Okehampton?
     
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    Thank you Iain @blakester ...I really appreciate you looking in.

    The Chelsea pensioner was an absolute gem ...I've attached a better photo below. I don't know if you've noticed with your faces project but there are some people who seem to radiate something so genuine and special you just want to bottle it.

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    It certainly is Mark ...I'm on the wonderful north coast road on the outskirts of Newquay.
     
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    I have come across that many times through my strangers project Susie.
    People are wonderful, it's what keeps me engaged in my project, the gentleman above looks to have so much personality. You've certainly captured that in his portrait.
     
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    Hi Roger ...I 'm useless at pinpointing locations but I think you're right, I notice them every time we drive past, it's a small copse of trees on a hill. Most times I miss taking a photo of them because a car or something gets in the way, but I was lucky that time.
     
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    Nice part of the country....We are eyeing up Paignton as a possible retirement location.Went to Ilfracombe last year and found that we preferred South Devon over the rockier North coast.

    BTW,Flora is adorable !
     
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    We moved to Cornwall 37 years ago and much as I love it here in many ways if I had the choice again I would choose Devon too.
     
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    I really do like this one Susie, you have capture the Chelsea pensioner beautifully I think :)
     
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    Thanks Dave ...he embraced everyone with that same wonderful smile ...brilliant.
     
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    What a lovely uplifting thread. Just reading the title, then skimming through all the photos made me smile - so thanks for that.

    There's a real variety of styles throughout, but they're all nicely done. You have a good eye for a photo and it comes right across in the collection.
    Thumbs up from me!
     
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    Thank you Ian @Harlequin565 I really appreciate you looking in and taking the time to comment.
     
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    This is a bit of an odd one, I was sitting at my brothers' house last week and noticed that under his steps the rain and algae had designed this really attractive artwork:) I couldn't resist a photo.

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    Well spring just isn't spring without the gorgeous cherry blossom is it ... and it looks so nice against a clear blue sky.

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    The cheeky rabbit has certainly made me smile today. :)
     
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    Every year about this time a pair of ducks descend on our pond, I think they would nest in the garden but OH says they churn the pond up too much and shoos them away :( I'd love some baby ducks!

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    Ducks do make a mess of garden ponds. Two kept visiting my wildlife pond until they got the message that they weren't welcome. Before they left they'd ripped up lots of pond weed and eaten most of the water snails.
     
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    I keep taking photos for this thread then not getting around to posting them!

    Hard to believe we had sunshine last week as it's so dreary now.

    A good thing about living so near to the coast is that there are so many wonderful walks. In one direction I head towards Watergate Bay ... the gorse on the clifftop is stunning against the blue sea at the moment. At the end of the path there's a small restaurant with a conservatory on the beach, it's just right for a welcome drink and the perfect place to watch all the activity on the beach.

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    Walking in the other direction this is Crantock, not many holidaymakers ...yet!

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    Another thing that makes me really happy at this time of the year is that the sunset moves more and more into view, that means I can sit in my chair and watch it sink over the sea.

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    Enjoying the rain, the garden is looking amazing ... my Allium are looking stunning.

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    Just went through this great thread of yours again Susie, it really is great and glad I had another look through these lovely photos :) Wish I had done it like yours as my 365 has gone out the window.
     
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    I'm sure I recognise those trees... is that on the A30 between Okehampton and Launceston?

    [my inlaws live in Callington, so I get to see them at least a couple of times a year]
     
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    Yes ...you're right :) I was so pleased to get them, usually there's a car in the way or I just miss them, I had the camera poised ready.
     

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