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Wet leaves (on Christmas Eve)

I’ve had a headache most of the day – nothing too serious, just a mild annoyance really – which was a good excuse to spend as much time as possible vegging out on the sofa and watching TV. So I watched the finale of Amazon’s Wheel of Time adaptation (well, the series finale, not the actual finale yet), some YouTube videos, and then the remainder of some list show that aired the other night about Britains favourite sweets (or candy to any readers across the Atlantic). It was nice to just relax and not worry about doing anything else.

My wife finished work at lunchtime and there were a few small jobs to be done when she got home, including a few remaining presents to be wrapped, but all that is now done and – once I’ve finished typing this – I can chill out for the rest of the evening.

The wet leaves in the post title refer to today’s picture which I shot in the back garden the other week. Probably not very Christmassy, but I like it.

Wet rhododendron

Yashica Mat 124G & Shanghai GP3. Lab developed in Xtol.

Taken on 11 December 2021

2 thoughts on “Wet leaves (on Christmas Eve)

  1. Those tightly closed buds in the center make an interesting axis and I like how the leaves have a certain radial symmetry. And yet it’s the darker tones that appealed to me first, gave this weight. Plenty Christmassy for me. Most Christmases here are exactly like this. This gives me the feeling I get from walking around in our Arboretum, which is what we did today.

    I hope you feel better. You don’t suspect Covid, do you?


    1. Thanks Jason.

      The Shanghai GP3 film has produced a very nice contrasty image, which works wee. I’m pretty happy with how it came out – it almost has a metallic sheen to it.

      I’m feeling much better thanks. Don’t think it was covid, just a headache – I had no other symptoms at all and felt better when I woke up on Christmas morning (although I did somehow manage to wake up at 4:45am and ended up reading in bed until it was time to get up – it was like being an excited child again!).


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