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21st November 2013 – woodland

High on the crest of a hill, the dusky sun catches it, turning the trees into burning fire-brands. Colours flash as the breeze catches them. Red, yellow, brown, gold; each one flickering in its own spotlight.

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10th November 2013 – glider

Flying low over the common, its red nose and wing tips flash in the sunshine. Its sharp silhouette cuts through the pale blue of the winter sky, bright white and beautiful.

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28th October 2013 – hair

At first glance, it seems conventional. Cut short, a salt-and-pepper colouring. A turn of the head and suddenly a flash of brightest blue can be seen. On the right side of the fringe, it proclaims individuality and choice.

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9th September 2013 – moth

It lands on the carpet with a flash of silver from its tiny wings;  then takes off in a blur of movement. It heads for the ceiling lights, confused by our technology, looking for the moon and a mate.

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11th July 2013 – reflections

They move over the wall like water. A furry head turns and a tail starts flicking with excitement. Gone in a flash, the moment for chasing has passed.

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3rd July 2013 – baby bird

It flits fearlessly down at our feet, looking for food. Soft downy feathers with a speckled pattern just showing. Quick as a flash, it darts to the wall, grabbing and swallowing an insect almost before we notice its movement.

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13th May 2013 – hail

 I watch as it hits and bounces off everything it touches. It makes a deafening rattle on the conservatory roof, like gravel. In a flash, it is gone, and the sun shines.

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