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Norman Smith
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Harlow Carr RHS Garden, Harrogate
Some more photos of my afternoon at Harlow Carr RHS Gardens in Harrogate. The last set were mainly close ups of the flowers whilst this set if more wider views. I shall probably pop across again in a few weeks time as more of the summer blooming flowers sho...

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Close up at the RHS garden in Harrogate.
A series of shots I took at Harlow Carr RHS garden just outside of Harrogate. They were mostly taken with the Nikon 60mm f2.8 Micro lens. I love flowers but I'm pretty useless at naming then so I have left them all blank.

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To Lochinver via Coigach
Again, I don't really think many words are needed for this blog. The photos tell the whole story of one of the best drives in the UK. The route chops and changes from mountain to coastal and back again and is possibly the best section of the Wester Ross Coa...

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From Applecross to Torridon
The 24 mile coastal road from Applecross to Shielding was constructed in the late 1970s to connect all the small crofting villages of the area and also to provide an all weather route to Applecross as the Bealach na ba was often impassable in winter conditi...

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Up and over the Bealach
The Bealach na Ba is a historic pass through the mountains to the Applecross peninsula in Wester Ross and is the name of the famous twisting, single-track mountain road through the pass and mountains. The name is Scottish Gaelic for Pass of the Cattle and i...

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Bluebells
My yearly pilgrimage to Middleton Woods near Ilkley for the bluebells. The weather started off dull and uninspiring but the sun eventually broke through. Even though they are easily accessible from the town, the woods are always pretty quiet and only seem t...

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Following The Settle-Carlise Line from Ribblehead to Garsdale.
Another one of those days when all the weather Gods looked down favourably on me. I think cold and crisp describes it perfectly. There was still frost on the ground at Ribblehead which was my first photo stop. Even at such an early hour there were cars aple...

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Whinlatter Forest
It must be five years since I last went on this walk and unfortunately it has changed for the worst. The first section hasn't altered one bit, using an old forest road to take you in and around Revlon Moss and this is a joy in any weather. All the way round...

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The Trossachs
I had a rather disappointing day in The Trossachs last weekend. Talk about not feeling welcome. I used to park up at two places on the shores of Loch Chon and then go for a wander in the forest with my camera. The first place had been ruined by tree felling...

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Lowther Castle reopening
There has been a fair bit of work done on the Courtyard area of the Castle since my last visit and they have made a very good job of it. The cafe has been revamped and a magnificent modern chandelier is in place along with new tables and chairs in the court...
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