Animals, Outdoors

Donkey

I wasn’t planning to post this, but going through the photos from my last visit to Heaton Park, I just could not resist:

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I wonder if, since animals don’t have hands and can’t work with technology, this could be considered a selfie?

Here’s another one.

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Benjamin the donkey is my favourite character in George Orwell’s Animal Farm. He is so deliciously sceptical and cynical. He knows what is going on on the farm but does nothing. Yeah, I relate to Benjamin a lot.

Donkeys live a long time. None of you has ever seen a dead donkey

Outdoors

Workday Walks

I try to walk home from work instead of taking the tram at least once a week. It’s a good exercise and of course, plenty of opportunity for some snappin’.

These were all from today:

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When sunlight fell on the tree, the leaves looked truly golden, but by the time I took my camera out, the sun hid behind the cloud. It’s a shame but I still like the pic. It captures two of my favourite things: skies and autumn leaves.

Speaking of leaves…

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Nothing more to add.

There were some other sights–this one looks a bit wild. Jungle inside the inner city maybe?

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Lately I notice a have a liking for asters.

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And last but not least, some berries. I have no idea what kind of berries they are or whether they’re poisonous (I’m rubbish at botany). They probably are. They also make me remember Hunger Games.

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Let me end this post with another quote about this season.

There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.
–  Nathaniel Hawthorne

Outdoors

A New Month

You know what it is!

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The coming of October reminds of this quote from LM Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables:

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it?

That it would, Anne. That it would.

I’ve read the Anne series umpteen times but it wasn’t until about three years ago when I got into photography and started to notice the world around me more that I finally understood Anne’s words. I love these colours.

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This is the first new month since Some Photoblog started, so I am finally getting more than one item under the Archives heading.

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Happy October everybody!