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October 22nd – A very decent, dark sunset descended on… 

23 Oct 17

October 22nd – A very decent, dark sunset descended on Brownhills.


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October 22nd – A quick run up to Aldridge in the early afternoon… 

23 Oct 17

October 22nd – A quick run up to Aldridge in the early afternoon reqarded me with great autumnal views and a surprise – almost submerged in dense thicket by the old railway bridge at Stubbers Green, what I think is an evening primrose, in strident …


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October 20th – And in the green heaven of Kings Hill Park, where… 

21 Oct 17

October 20th – And in the green heaven of Kings Hill Park, where clearly busy people tend the flowers unseen to me, a bright, colourful reminder that the beauty isn’t over yet.


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October 20th – In to work early, and on a morning of patchy rain… 

21 Oct 17

October 20th – In to work early, and on a morning of patchy rain and light, fast sunny spells, two pauses in my hurried journey at Victoria Park and KLings Hill Park, both looking absolutely gorgeous in their autumn jackets.


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October 19th – A day marked by a ludicrously early start and… 

20 Oct 17

October 19th – A day marked by a ludicrously early start and thoroughly wet, rain-sodden homeward darkness commute.


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October 18th – A week or so, I posted a video ‘Welcome to the… 

19 Oct 17

October 18th – A week or so, I posted a video ‘Welcome to the suck’ pointing out the dark winter commutes were upon us, and every year I note that when the dark nights come, the traffic behaves oddly until around Christmas, when drivers finally …


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October 17th – Well, if the day before had gone unexpectedly… 

18 Oct 17

October 17th – Well, if the day before had gone unexpectedly pink, the sunset when a gorgeous purple over Brownhills.


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October 16th – With the sun more or less returned to normal and… 

18 Oct 17

October 16th – With the sun more or less returned to normal and a ferocious tailwind, I hammered back to Brownhills late afternoon for an appointment.


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October 12th – Passing back through Walsall Wood at sunset, I… 

13 Oct 17

October 12th – Passing back through Walsall Wood at sunset, I was rewarded with a beautiful purple sky.


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October 12th – In Darlaston Green on a sunny day, outside the… 

13 Oct 17

October 12th – In Darlaston Green on a sunny day, outside the old Charles Richards works, I spot a small but amusing bit of whimsy.


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October 10th – I returned to Shenstone on a horribly… 

11 Oct 17

October 10th – I returned to Shenstone on a horribly overcrowded, delayed train feeling flustered and weary, but then discovered something else I’d lost in recent months; that view of Shenstone Church across the village rooftops.


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October 4th – There is sun, though, despite my constant… 

5 Oct 17

October 4th – There is sun, though, despite my constant grumbling, and in my beloved green urbanity of Darlaston, the leaves are turning and it is absolutely beautiful.


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October 2nd – This has really, really surprised me. Mooching… 

4 Oct 17

October 2nd – This has really, really surprised me.


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September 28th – Terribly grainy, long distance ride cam footage… 

29 Sep 17

September 28th – Terribly grainy, long distance ride cam footage of something nice about darkness commutes: Urban foxes.


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September 28th – My quest for fly agaric – the red and white… 

29 Sep 17

September 28th – My quest for fly agaric – the red and white spotted toadstool of folklore and fairytale – was satisfied today when I visited a familiar patch that unexpectedly exists between the Darlaston Road and canal in Walsall.


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September 26th – Despite the colder, more inclement weather, the… 

28 Sep 17

September 26th – Despite the colder, more inclement weather, the catroplis of Scarborough Road in Walsall continues to introduce new characters.


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September 24th – I can’t make up my mind at the moment if fly… 

26 Sep 17

September 24th – I can’t make up my mind at the moment if fly agaric – the red and white spotted toadstools of folklore – are having a bad year or if I’m just a bit early.


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September 24th – Nice to see the refurbished Fullelove Memorial… 

26 Sep 17

September 24th – Nice to see the refurbished Fullelove Memorial Shelter back in public use at the Parade in Brownhills.


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September 23rd – Returning through Lichfield, Festival Gardens… 

26 Sep 17

September 23rd – Returning through Lichfield, Festival Gardens looked gorgeous too with the autumn thing going on.


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September  22nd – Unusually, I had to visit Cradley on a work… 

26 Sep 17

September  22nd – Unusually, I had to visit Cradley on a work errand.


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September 21st – As I neared Brownhills, a beautiful violet-red… 

22 Sep 17

September 21st – As I neared Brownhills, a beautiful violet-red sunset formed over Jockey Meadows and Clayhanger.


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September 21st – Returning home after a long day through north… 

22 Sep 17

September 21st – Returning home after a long day through north Walsall I caught a gorgeous, soft golden hour.


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September 20th – The conker (or horse chestnut to be formal for… 

20 Sep 17

September 20th – The conker (or horse chestnut to be formal for non-UK readers) harvest this year is ample, which is excellent to see considering so many of these marvellous, noble trees are having their foliage ravaged by leaf  miners and cankers.


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September 19th n- One of the odder fruits of the autumn is the… 

19 Sep 17

September 19th n- One of the odder fruits of the autumn is the snowberry.


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September 18th – It was grey and just after heavy rain when I… 

19 Sep 17

September 18th – It was grey and just after heavy rain when I returned to Brownhills.