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Purple Pansy

284-365v4 Purple Pansy

A quick one from the garden here, one of the new plants Debbie got at the weekend now in one of the hanging baskets.

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It's The End of the Road
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282-365v4 It’s The End of the Road

The New England Asters that have featured once or twice on this blog have definitely reached the end of the road as Debbie deadheaded a bunch of them. They still look great with their defiant curls and vibrant colour as they await the compost heap

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The Hoverfly and the New England Aster
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260-365v4 – The Hoverfly and the New England Aster

Sorry about this, but it’s the New England Aster again, but I think you’ll agree, it is sufficiently different, with the addition of the hoverfly, to those that have gone before. Indeed, I’d say it was more like a much earlier shot of my last flower muse the echinacea. We

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256-365v4 – Flooded.

Tuesday’s are often the hardest day to complete a daily photograph as I have work, tea and then straight out to Camera Club, it really doesn’t help when it absolutely pours down all day. I had planned (I do sometimes think ahead, although not often!) to photograph the New England

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Japanese Anemone
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252-365v4 – Japanese Anemone

I believe this is a Japanese Anemone (or a variant on that). I’ve been watching these growing in a couple of gardens I walk past on my morning walk and had it in my mind to photograph these when next I had my macro lens with me which I did

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I've Come for your Children
New England aster

249-365v4 – I’ve Come for your Children.

The Aster is coming along nicely, it’s only a few days since I last photographed it, the addition of the red in the petals gives this a nicely evil feel. See also the Echinacea in its formative days.

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Small Purple and Gold (Mint) Moth
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248-365v4 – Small Purple and Gold (Mint) Moth

I think this is a small purple and gold (Pyrausta aurata) moth also known as a Mint Moth…and we do have mint in the garden. I’m a bit unsure because, well, there’s not much purple on it and last time we had these in the garden they were quite purple.

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246-365v4 - New England Aster

246-365v4 – New England Aster

Debbie has a new flower about to bloom to keep me entertained when I have nothing else to photograph. This is a New England aster (Aster novae-angliae) and as you will gather, it hasn’t bloomed just yet, but it’s on its way. We have a couple of the flower heads

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Mark Seton

Mark Seton

I'm an amateur photographer who enjoys music. I'm currently the Digital Secretary of the Bishops Stortford Camera club (and am a past Chairman) and I hold both LRPS and CPAGB distinctions.