Tuesday, April 30, 2013

2013: Week 17

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2013: Week 17, a photo by MAStapleton on Flickr.

Sun + Trees = Epic Tree Shadows.

Captured in Greenwich Park during my morning run. It was fantastic to get a string of sunny days. It's been too long since we've had reliable sun.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

2013: Week 16

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2013: Week 16, a photo by MAStapleton on Flickr.

The 2013 London Marathon had perfect conditions on Sunday: a clear blue sky, sunny and lowish temperatures.

Every year we go to Deptford Creek bridge and cheer on the runners. I spied this patriotic fellow as we were walking back home. Unfortunately, my son lost interest before we got to see any interesting fancy dress runners, but we did manage to see Mo Farah, which was its own sort of awesome.

Inevitably, the cheering exercise also reminds me of the year that I ran the marathon myself, in 2005. It was easily in the Top 5 of the best days of my life. Although I won't be able to do a marathon ever again, it still brings a smile to my face and a tear to my eye when I think about that day.

Monday, April 15, 2013

2013: Week 15

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2013: Week 15, a photo by MAStapleton on Flickr.
Every year at the height of the daffodil season, we take our sons down the street to the Queen's House in Greenwich to take their picture in front of the daffodils.

Although we can't see how tall they're getting from year to year, since they sit down in the picture, it's still a great way to chart their growth and mark the years.

This year was the latest we've ever taken the picture, which is probably down to the cold winter and spring we've had. But usually we take the snap in mid- to late-March. This year, it was mid-April, and we could have waited even longer as the daffs are still emerging.

Monday, April 08, 2013

2013: Week 14

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2013: Week 14, a photo by MAStapleton on Flickr.
Barbed wire still remaining from the D-Day landings at Utah Beach in Normandy, France.

Monday, April 01, 2013

2013: Week 13

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2013: Week 13, a photo by MAStapleton on Flickr.
Otherwise known as the Easter Morning Massacre. What was left of one of the chocolate bunny. Not pictured: the other chocolate bunny, in a similar state.