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Six small images in total. )

Tree with tangled branches.

4 Tangled tree, Malvern 01-14

A hole in the tree trunk, about a metre above ground level: who lives in a house like this?

Knock, knock. Is anyone at home? )
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In December I went for a walk on the Malvern Hills and spotted a midwinter fungus, probably a Clitocybe.

6 Midwinter fungus, probably a Clitocybe, Malvern Hills 12-13

At one point I seemed to have strayed into Middle Earth and saw what appeared to be HUGE fantastical gates in the forest of Broceliande below.

2 more images. )
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I went for a walk in Powys in Wales.

Slwch Tump with anthills, gorse flowers, and a view to Pen y Fan (the highest peak in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales, and Southern Britain, at a mere 886m). St Eluned was reputedly beheaded here in the 5th century.

1 Slwch Tump with anthills, gorse flowers, and a view to Pen y Fan, 05-13

5 more small images. )
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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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