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Day #327

Day #327Title: Down By The Pond
Location: Writtle
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: I spent a lovely day exploring various parts of the 22-mile footpath, the Centenary Circle, which rings Chelmsford. It was pretty cold and windy, but the sun was out most of the time and I got some great pictures. In fact, I had trouble choosing which image to use as The One for the day. The duck pond at Writtle won.

Day #202

Day #202Title: Who Needs A Front Door Anyway?
Location: Writtle
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes:
Despite living in the Chelmsford area for 16+ years, I realised the other day that I had never set foot in Writtle, a village a couple of miles west of the town. I decided to remedy the situation this afternoon, and was rewarded with a very enjoyable wander around. I stopped at the Church for tea and biscuits and pottered round The Green, a picturesque triangle of grass surrounded by lovely Georgian houses. There were people sitting enjoying the sun, kicking a football around and kids feeding the ducks at the pond. The good folks of Writtle seem to be mad for Hollyhocks – there were different varieties growing in just about every garden. This scene summed the whole place up. The Hollyhocks have grown to such a height and spread that they render the front door completely unusable. But who needs a front door anyway?