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29 November 2021

From the A35 outside Bridport

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28 November 2021

Sunday walking

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28 November 2021

Sunday walking

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26 November 2021

This timeline suggests that every day is a sunny day in Dorset. Not really.

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The Consumation of Empire[s]

(Rehashed from a post in 2019 - the haste to "get back to normal" seems to have nullified the reset opportunity that, perhaps, the pandemic presented.) In 2019 there was a BBC documentary fronted by Andrew Graham-Dixon on the "Art of America". This introduced me to Thomas Cole; an American painter of English origin who painted American landscapes in the 19th century. His series of paintings "The Course of Empire" (1833-36) seems apposite to current affairs. It is said that the paintings are a depiction of the US under Andrew Jackson and his political party. He was a President who sought to advance the rights of the "common man" against a "corrupt aristocracy". Sounds familiar? The final paintings, "Destruction" and "Desolation", seem imminently and eminently possible - perhaps desolation, the reclamation by nature of a world destroyed by its inhabitants who designed and engineered their own extinction, is what our leaders should be concentrating on in Glasgow this week. (Images in the public domain in the United States, their country of origin, and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.)

Wikipedia: The Course of Empire (paintings)
2 months ago

A twentieth century fossil

A moorhen (I think) left its mark in wet cement. So great that this was allowed to dry like this and that a bird's tracks are preserved for posterity.

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3 October 2021

Looking south, clear weather coming in from the west, replacing the cloud and rain that is disappearing to the east. The change in the weather today really was as stark as this (this is a 180º panorama photo).

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30 October 2021

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A lucky photo

The swan was stubbornly floating around to the left of the shot, but I hoped it might swim into the camera view so that I could get the mist and the moon. Suddenly it decided to take off and I was able to take just one picture.

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