Northbound Underground

The Tube London Underground light trails Rona Black photograph

Light trails of a London Underground train leaving Stockwell Station.

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Multitasking Deer in Richmond Park

Multitasking Deer in Richmond Park

Fallow deer grazing at midday in Richmond Park, London.

http://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/richmond-park

June 2014

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Oxford Geek

Oxford Geek

An emperor’s bust in front of the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, UK. Michael Black’s herm has been accessorized with geek glasses in honor of the “Geek is Good” exhibition at Oxford’s Museum of the History of Science.

Oxford, UK, June 2014

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Lunchtime at Regent’s Park

As I entered Regent’s Park a couple of days ago I came across this mute swan family — a rare sighting of a cygnet feeding with its parents.

lunchtime with swan and cygnet by rona black

lunchtime for swan and cygnet

swan family meal by rona black

swan family meal

swan song by rona black

swan song

London, May 2014

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Almond Joy

Almond Joy

A happy eastern grey squirrel in Hyde Park, London.

May 2014

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A Young Benjamin Britten Rose

A Young Benjamin Britten Rose

Some of the roses at Queen Mary’s Gardens are just beginning to bloom. Here’s an especially delicious rose — looks like scoops of sorbet.

Regent’s Park, London, May 2014

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Gothic Hampstead

Gothic Hampstead

A moody view of Well Walk in Hampstead, London.

May 2014

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

In the 19 days leading up to the Chelsea Flower Show (May 20 – 24), designers are creating elaborate exhibition booths from scratch, both outside and inside the Great Pavilion.

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Yesterday many of the flowers were still wrapped while others, such as this rust iris, were already set out on display.

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Busy Ladybugs

Busy Ladybugs

Two pair of ladybugs practicing the rites of spring on a rose in Queen Mary’s Gardens, Regent’s Park, London. If you look closely, you can see an aphid looking on.

 

May 2014

 

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Early Roses

Early Roses

A preview of what’s to come in June.

Queen Mary’s Gardens, Regent’s Park, London
May 2014

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