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Cake! (Day 18 of 30) [20190920|23:24]
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[the weather today is |rachel parris <3]

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Today I bought a fancy chocolate cake to celebrate the hard work of one of my colleagues (pictured). She had a big slice and we all devoured the rest. \o/

Unrelatedly, I am offended that NO ONE THOUGHT TO TELL ME that the Mash Report is on again. Bad internet, no biscuit!

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LDN (Day 17 of 30) [20190919|22:44]
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[the weather today is |wistful]

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Today I was in London where, amongst other things, I hung out with my old labmates and watched the sunset. This was taken from the first desk I worked at in the lab when I started there in 2006. Sitting in front of those monitors brought back so many memories, all of them rose-tinted because I was so happy for such a very long time.

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Crown Fountain, Chicago, IL, USA (Day 16 of 30) [20190918|21:56]
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[the weather today is |amused]

Crown Fountain, Chicago, IL
TFW everyone else is like, "What are you up to, you nutters?" and you're like, "Whatevs, you're just mad you missed it when the fountain started spitting on us."

(From the interactive Crown Fountain in Chicago's Millenium Park on a hot summer day in July.)

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Spoils of mighty hunter (Day 15 of 30) [20190917|21:32]
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Telstar is over ten years old now. Is he slowing down, I hear you ask? Perhaps becoming more sedentary, less kittenish, not quite so lethal?

Well. Today's photo is behind a cut because it contains freshly killed bunny (not gory).Collapse )

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Family (Day 14 of 30) [20190916|22:25]
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[the weather today is |<3]

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I didn't take this photo - our neighbour's girlfriend did - but it must go into the project. I don't have many portraits of all of us and this is a particularly nice one.

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Children in the Butterfly House (Day 13 of 30) [20190915|21:31]
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[with a hint of |peaky blinders]

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One of the places my Auntie M took us when we were in rural eastern Ohio was a botanical garden with a wonderful butterfly house. Here the children are walking around awestruck with their sugar-soaked wands. There's a butterfly on Keiki's but I'm not sure he'd noticed it had landed just then.

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Summer's End (Day 12 of 30) [20190914|21:40]
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[the weather today is |wistful]

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It was a glorious day in rural Worcestershire and it ended with a spectacular sunset. These are the last flickers of summer; an autumnal chill is decidedly in the air now.

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Bush cricket (Day 11 of 30) [20190913|21:07]
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Keiki found and caught a bush cricket like this one on the school playground today. Previously, I had taught him how to tell the difference between male and female bush crickets.

He brought the one he'd caught to his teacher and told her, "It has an ovipositor. That means it's female."

He turns five in December. I would give a lot to see a photo of the teacher's face at that moment.

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My favourites and my best (Day 10 of 30) [20190912|21:15]
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[the weather today is |is this week over yet]

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Back to the summer holidays: Here are my littles and my bloke, peering over wooden railings into the Ohio and Erie Canal. There are turtles, lily pads, and dragonflies down there.

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Oxnead Hall gardens (Day 9 of 30) [20190911|21:42]
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[the weather today is |baffled]

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I accidentally took this photo of a statue in the Oxnead Hall gardens while in macro mode on my phone, and I rather like how it turned out. Also I need another peaceful image today, because it's been eighteen years, and I still find this particular date to be very hard work, not least because on this day in 2001, my grandfather had just died. Why on Earth I decided to do this project in September, the most fraught month in my personal calendar, I do not know.

ETA, literally five minutes later: I have just received the news that my Auntie V died this morning.

Dear September,
Are you fucking kidding me?
No love,
Nanila

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