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It is some flowers ekcetera

You often overlook the choicest things in life because they are so easy to obtain - the sunrise and the sunset, the starry host on a clear night, the taste of fresh clean air, the sight and smell of flowers and trees, and the fresh rain on your face.”
— Emmet Fox

Various intresting pictures

Oxygen is importint as demonstrated in this little exhibit at Eden. It is connected to the Plant Machine you can see in a previous set of Eden pictures. When they do not get oxygen they all collapse. It is a valuable lesson there for any of us that did not realise you need oxygen to breathe.

A sinister old man I saw out of my window. I expect he is quite harmless really, but I just liked something about him. There is an eerie quality to the shot as well being taken through a double glazed window, and the harsh light lends an air of criminality.

On Caradon Hill in Cornwall, a cheerful rainbow over Minions and the old abandoned mine workings. It was fierce weather up there as detailed in Storm on Caradon. As David Brent pointed out, “‘If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.’ You know who said that? Dolly Parton. And people say she’s just a big pair of tits.”

Jane and I were at Par Beach (more pictures to come) and there were some people messing around with a quad bike, so I intrusively took photos of them.

A kissing couple at Mevagissey harbour. I suppose it is a bit romantic but I like it when people hold hands and kiss in public. The only problem is I would like to take more photos of them, except in case they do not like it and beat me up. I am quite sensitive to being beaten up. You may call me a la-di-da Morrissey type, but I do not like it.

Old man keithlard's Cornish nature notebook

This was high on the moor near Minions on Caradon Hill as the storm closed in, bringing a fantastic inky light and incidentally getting me completely wet. We photographers make a lot of sacrifices though to take pictures which are fun to look at and cheer you up (see Storm on Caradon).

You do not have to be a top bird noticing expert like keithlard to know this is a robin. Unless you are American, which is in no way your fault, and you have a different robin (due to politics). I was at the Eden Project with my Dad in the Temperate Biome when this cheeky fellow landed on a little wall right next to me! There are several robins, obviously they like the place as much as I do.

No it is not some kind of amazing Graeco-Tudor mansion, it is Trago Mills, Cornwall’s top woodland retail megaplex, full of discount carpets and nylon leisurewear, and surrounded by insultingly caricatured statues of the local councillors who opposed its construction. It is worth a visit for the remaindered book department alone (“Dr” Gillian McKeith’s Harsh Criticism for the Slightly Unhealthy and a book called So You Want to Collect Portraits of Conservative Prime Ministers).

This slightly psychedelic flower is due to the very low light in the biome at Eden when I took this, and I did not have a tripod so it is a little fuzzy. I like the way it is coming at you out of an electric green darkness though.

The Moon is one of my favourite things as most people that know me know, perhaps it is a little egocentric to have a favourite world, but then I like to think big. I was born five months before the last men walked on the Moon, so I sort of missed out on most of the excitemint there. I keep taking photographs of it though in case it encourages people to think it is worth going again.

The bridge

Cheerful Xmas pictures