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we were joined by many furred and feathered friends















































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I felt like I was in The Endless Forest.

Birthday picnic in Richmond Park. August 17th, 2005
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On August 25th, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC), vulgarlad commented:
stunning.

happy belated b-day.

~the lad
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On August 25th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
thank you, m. :)
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On August 25th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC), hobbitblue commented:
Beautiful pics, such lovely lighting in many of them.. happy belated birthday, looks like a magical way to celebrate :)
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On August 25th, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Thank you, it was a gorgeous day. :)
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On August 25th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC), workroom commented:
beuuuteeful
so gorgeous! happy birthday!
i love that time of day and the light....
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On August 25th, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: beuuuteeful
thank you! :)

The "golden hour" is my favorite time to take photographs. The best is right after a rainstorm and the sun is setting under the clouds, as it was here last night.. everything turned gold.
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On August 25th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC), sari commented:
wow. those photographs are showing the mood and colors really well.
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On August 25th, 2005 10:23 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
thank you, sari. :)
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On August 25th, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC), orb8 commented:
absolutely dreamy! (what are those little yellow/green balls of goodness?:)
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On August 25th, 2005 10:24 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
they're baby mozzarella with sun dried tomatoes and pine nuts. so yummy. :)
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On August 25th, 2005 11:01 pm (UTC), orb8 replied:
~drool~
mmmm:)
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On August 25th, 2005 08:29 pm (UTC), dawaioser commented:
That is paradise.
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On August 25th, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
It was!
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On August 25th, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC), nickdangerous commented:
Baguette, smoked salmon, apple juice, and what is the other item?

Aha! So that's the uber-suave atlaz. Was the picnic his idea?

Lovely photos. Did the animals get a sample of your little banquet?
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On August 25th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
That's prosciutto ham in the photograph; we had smoked salmon too, but the whole filleted kind. The other item is baby mozzarella.

Well, we both kind of had the same idea since my birthday was the only warm non-rainy day that week.. we were desperate to get out. ;)

Yes, the animals did partake!
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On August 25th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC), thesofterside commented:
I know I've said this numerous times, but I love your pictures.

They are beautiful :)

Keep on taking pictures!
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On August 25th, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Thank you!!
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On August 26th, 2005 05:26 am (UTC), thesofterside replied:
You're very welcome!
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On August 25th, 2005 10:59 pm (UTC), silver_notebook commented:
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous: you make the park more beautiful than I ever recall it being. That wine is delicious too (as is the apple juice, but you should try the Duskins Cox's apple one from places like Fresh and Wild). The link made me think of The New Forest. I'm sure you've been there many times, but if not, it would certainly merit a trip with your camera.
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On August 27th, 2005 11:02 am (UTC), nomi replied:
I like the park at the right time of day, when there are few people around. I come from a place that I consider one of the most beautiful wilderness areas of the world, but even I have to admit that the park has charm.

The juice was actually bought in the New Forest (I'll check out Fresh and Wild, sounds good). We pass through sometimes when we visit relatives in Southampton and have had a few picnics there, but we always end up surrounded by ponies. :) I've taken photos there with my old Fuji camera, but I need to re-visit with the Nikon.
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On August 26th, 2005 01:21 am (UTC), jerem_morrow commented:
You can serve as my eyes in a far off land any day.
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On August 27th, 2005 11:06 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Thank you. (:
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On August 26th, 2005 02:18 am (UTC), sorrento commented:
Beautiful shots! Looks like you really got close to those deer. Nice self portait too.
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On August 27th, 2005 11:07 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Thank you! The deer got really close to -us-, they just walk right up. :)
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On August 26th, 2005 12:06 pm (UTC), asphalteden commented:
Must I be the first to make the obligatory "nice rack" comment???

Seriously though, great pics as usual, and I'm inclined to picnic this weekend as a friendly response.
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On August 27th, 2005 11:18 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Hah, me or the deer? ;)

You should picnic while the weather still permits it. This was our last drop of warm weather before another long English winter, I'm trying to stock up on enough Vitamin D to get through it!

If you do picnic I hope you share photos.


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On August 27th, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC), opalfruit commented:
It looks lovely.

I am excited, as it is the plan to go there tomorrow, plus Kew Gardens.

Belated Happy Birthday!
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On September 1st, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
It's a shame you have to pay to get into Kew Gardens, otherwise I'd go there more often. Do you know if the Chihuly exhibition is still on? I wanted to catch that (even if he's from Seattle and I could see his stuff back home anyway).
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On September 1st, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC), opalfruit replied:
It is still on. I liked it more than I thought I would, having been sceptical. My dad works for evil GSK, and therefore we all got into Kew free, which was quite good.
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On August 30th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC), gulch commented:
I saw those first two photos, and felt like I knew exactly where you were. Actually, as I scrolled down I think I may have been right - it was close to the car park in the centre of the park? Gorgeous photos, gorgeous food, and hey, I think you still have 2 days of sunshine before it's officially winter again. I just hope our tomatoes and pumpkins ripen in time!
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On September 1st, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Yep, it's one of my favorite areas in the park when it's quiet. I've been trying to get out into the intermittent sun as much as possible, need to store up that Vitamin D before the long winter rolls around again! It somehow seems typical that the weather turns good just as we're about to leave for America, but as long the storm clouds don't roll in there as we do I'll be happy. :)

Tomatoes and pumpkins sound great, I hope by next year we'll be living in a house with our own garden. Our modest patch of herbs is thriving, however.
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