What’s happening in our neck of the woods and in other necks not so woody

 

World Migratory Bird Day (Oct 12

Upriver were pairs of Sooty and Pied Oystercatchers.

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One hour, one morning (what we will miss

We have inherited such a beautiful world that we are wasting cruelly.

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Rare guest in the garden

Their food trees are not doing well in the dry so they are in the gardens after callistemons etc.

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The beauty of monochrome

The monochromatic images offer a dreamlike quality . . .

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Birds are beautiful and they know it, Oct 7

The peacock’s tail worried Darwin, and more, made him feel ‘sick’ . . . but then . . .

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7 days, poems & photography. Oct 7

Photography is a marvellous discovery, a science that has attracted the greatest intellects, an art that excites the most astute minds – and one that can be practised by any imbecile. Nadar

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7 days, poems & photography. Oct 6

If photography is to be discussed on a serious level it must be described in relation to death. It’s true that a photograph is a witness, but a witness of something that is no more. Roland Barthes

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7 days, poems & photography. Oct 5

Photographs are read as intentional and as prone to accidental details, timing, the unexpected. The world is out of our control.

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7 days, poems & photography. Oct 4

The only nature we know is a realm reconfigured as our tools construe it, even to the point of seeming so independent of us that it emerges as a wonderful other, which we believe we can touch only if we release ourselves from all devices. David Rothenberg,

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7 days, poems & photography. Oct 3

Nature is unlike art in terms of its product – what we in general know it by. The difference is that it not only created, an external object with a history, and so belonging to a past; but also creating in the present, as we experience it. As we watch it is so to speak rewriting, reformulating, rephotographing itself. John Fowles,

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