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Winter trees, winter light

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So, I was working away the last couple of weeks. Nice location near the coast in southern Izu, and early starts meant that I managed to catch the dawn on a couple of mornings. I'll be down there again in a few weeks so I'll tree and get some different views. These were all taken form the balcony of my hotel room:

I like the paleness of the sunlight here, and the way the sky and the sea (behind the trees) surround it with their greyness. Similar to the one above, but the zoom helps to bring out the blue of the grey sky and the yellows of the pale light.
As the sun came up, I wanted to get some photos into the sun, hopefully with some light marks.
The sunlight here is very intense again, but the wider angle gives the photo a bit more space.
I like the way the sky and the sea flash white in this one.
These two were taken at the same time, from the same spot, and yet have a very different feel and colour. I'm not sure why, except that the focus seems softer on the first one (it was …

Chrysanthemums

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Jerry and Michelle had driven down from their home in Wester Ross just as soon as they had heard the sad, but long-expected news. Travelling through the night and much quicker than they had meant to, they had crossed the river into Lincolnshire shortly before six in the morning. Thinking that it was still a little early to wake up the house, they had decided to breakfast at the Happy Chef. It was now two days later and here they were again, sitting at the same table.               'Would you like to order?' Asked the waitress. Jerry noted from the name tag that she was called Pauline. He always noted this wherever he went, but never had the front to use the knowledge.               'I'd like the soup of the day, please,' said Michelle, 'and to follow I'd like a cheese and mushroom omelette with chips, and a side order of coleslaw,' she added, not one to miss an opportunity to eat. 'Oh, and a pot of Earl Grey, please.'            To be fair, she had…