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Beach between Minehead and Dunster in West Somerset, UK, on a midsummer day with onshore winds of 30mph+/48kph and temperatures as high as 12C/53F. :-)

03 Beach with flowers, Minehead 06-15

The flowers are red valerian, Centranthus ruber, and yellow horned poppy, Glaucium flavum.
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Cow, probably a Hereford, with Cattle Egrets (along Repentance Creek Road near Goonengerry).

A few more pictures )

And because someone was admiring them, chikkins:



As with last time, these are selected from a wider range I post at [tumblr.com profile] speculumannorum / [syndicated profile] speculumannorum_feed
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I've kept on forgetting to post to here/not had enough time to, so here's a backlog of a lot of photos. All 800 pixels wide. Australia.

Dragonflies and damselflies )

Other photos )
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I have been using a very narrow definition of "common", but after chatting with our awesome moderator, I'm going to start broadening that so I can post more! Currently I am in Hawai'i, and on Friday I went on a hike at 'Anaeho'omalu. Now, I do not live in Hawai'i, so this is not "common" for me, but it is a readily available hike for most Big Island residents--free, unrestricted access, and not too long (although it does go along a sandy beach and over a lot of rough cobbles, so is not very accessible for people with mobility issues).

The very best thing, in my opinion, is the abundance of Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas), who not only feed along the shoreline, but lie on the beach in the sun for hours, generally uncaring of people staring at them a lot and taking photos (you can tell the locals because they are not so fascinated by the turtles; I cannot imagine not being fascinated by the turtles):

'Anaeho'omalu - Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

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