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April

In the March post, I suggested we might get a bit of sun in April. We might see a flood of tourists. It didn’t happen. April has been cold. Wintry at times. There were a number of mornings that I had to scrape ice off my windscreen. This is rather rotten behaviours from the weather gods. I blame Trump. And Brexit.

This month features a range of subjects mostly in the Bournemouth area. But there is a sneak appearance by the nephew, Master J. And a friend, who wanted some photos for his music label something or other. There is one photo from Portsmouth. If you look careful, you can see the two structures that tower above the runway on the new aircraft carrier, HMS Prince Charles.

Finally, there’s a shot from the National Covid Memorial wall. It’s quite something. A half mile of hearts, painted on a wall, each one representing a Covid death.

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March

This weeks collection has a more urban feel. There’s a few beach photos in there, but most of the shots were taken in railways stations, Bournemouth and Westbourne. With one in Southampton. I had an afternoon in the port city to go pick up a new work phone. The photos might give the impression the area is deserted. That is far from the case, and things are getting busier. Next month we may get a bit of sun. The town will then be overrun by grockles.

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February

The second month of my latest 365 project is done. This also brings winter to a close, by my preferred system of seasons. I like each season to fit into neat blocks of three full months. Spring begins tomorrow as far as I’m concerned.

You’ll possibly notice three recurring themes in the photos below. This will likely continue throughout the year. Bournemouth town. Railways. The beach. But there’s a few token shots dedicated to diversity in there. The interior car shot might look bland at first glance. But it records a major milestone, if you look carefully. I had been on target to hit 10,000 miles in about August 2020. Then the pandemic struck and my monthly mileage plummeted.

There’s a dull shot of the sofa at home. This is the sort of photo that pads out many a 365 project. Its 11 pm and you suddenly remember that you haven’t taken a photo for the day yet. But, as with all the other photos, it has value as a visual record of my life in 2021.

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