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It’s a formal park with a small zoo, a popular cafe and two ponds. The lower pond is probably less visited but is an attractive wooded space.

Golder's Hill Pond

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A sunny day by Kenwood Pond. There was already one artist there by its side. A favourite spot.

Kewood Pond in November

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Mophead and lace-cap hydrangeas can change colour according to the soil they’re in and how they are watered. This one started out as blue but there’s so little rain about at present that it’s now in the pink.

Hydrangea

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Aka the paddle¬† or desert cabbage this succulent belongs to the crussulaceae family. It has red tinged edges, especially when there’s enough sunlight around. In summer it can have a yellow flower, but as it’s winter it has borrowed a primrose…..

(Looking forward to more Georgia O’Keefe exhibitions.)

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Light, even if cold, is fine for February!

Light-of-day

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“The Jurassic Coast is a Walk Through Time.” With as much character – but with a far longer heritage – as the Welsh town pictured elsewhere, Lyme Regis is at its heart of that walk. Though the town was beautiful and the weather was erratic. It must be the monsoon season……

Lyme-bay

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Gwynedd, North Wales. The village is located in Penrhyndeudraeth, on the estuary of the River Dwyryd,¬†…You can almost hear the helicopter – or its sidekick, Rover – coming into earshot.

The-estuary

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