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Normal service will be resumed asap

There’s going to be some delay on posts here. The most recent posts have been from a short holiday early in August.

Since tthen, a series of medical events have got in the way.

I hhad cataract surgery, which has left me with a different focus in each eye until the second one is done soon.

Then I had a heavy fall, broke my kneecap and messed up the tendon. Until my leg heals I won’t be able to get out to take any pictures, or even to get to the PC to upload the few sets which are currently in hand. Hope it won’t be long before I can get posting again.

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Oxfordshire: beautiful demoiselle

Oxfordshire: beautiful demoiselle

A beautiful demoiselle damselfly living up to its name as it rested by the River Windrush.

Oxfordshire: beautiful demoiselle
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Oxfordshire: mangalitza

Oxfordshire: mangalitza

A field next to the church in the quiet Cotswold village of Fullbrook, and what looked like a mangalitza pig half-hidden in the weeds.

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Oxfordshire: moorhen nest

Oxfordshire: moorhen nest

Moorhen nest in the River Windrush at Burford, with two well-grown chicks. I’m not sure what is providing the platform for the nest.

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Oxfordshire: roadside meadow cranesbill

Oxfordshire: roadside meadow cranesbill

meadow cranesbill, flowering, growing by the side of a quiet country lane, at the edge of a meadow.

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Oxfordshire: jackdaw

Oxfordshire: jackdaw

A jackdaw stalking around the churchyard at Burford church, ignoring the steady stream of sightseers.

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Oxfordshire: fallen walnut

Oxfordshire: fallen walnut

Fallen from a roadside walnut tree, one of the nuts lying in the grass.

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Oxfordshire: lying donkey

Oxfordshire: lying donkey

Donkey lying down in a field. It was still quite early in the morning, but already very hot. The donkey was devoting all its efforts to trying to persuade flies to stop bothering it.

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Oxfordshire: common fleabane

Oxfordshire: common fleabane

Common fleabane coming to the end of its flowering season. On a plant growing in the extensive green space of Christ Church Meadows, by the River Cherwell in Oxford.

Oxfordshire: common fleabane
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Oxfordshire:swan and cygnets

Oxfordshire:swan and cygnets

A swan and her two cygnets which kept swimming up and down on the River Windrush at Burford. There was no sign of a cob.

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Oxfordshire: horses on a sunny morning

Oxfordshire: horses on a sunny morning

Five or six sleek horses, each with a young foal, in a steeply rising field on a very warm sunny morning. One mare running, closelfy followed by her foal. All the others standing in a group, sharing the small patch of shade cast by the neighbouring wood.

One picture in the middle of the sequence shows a horse with a coat, which was grazing in another field a little further down the same quiet road.

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Oxfordshire: gatekeeper butterfly on roadside knapweed

Oxfordshire: gatekeeper butterfly on roadside knapweed

A knapweed flowering by the side of a quiet little road. On the flowers, two gatekeeper butterflies, busy feeding, each totally ignnoring the other’s presence.