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Primary school teacher. Scotland. He/him. Microbloggin' from WordPress
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#BloomScrolling, #Flora, #BloomStrolling
A walk around Ardinning, quiet (Euros?), warm, 17! cloudy with a nice breeze. First Ringlets and small heaths I’ve seen this year.



3x3 grid of pictures, 8 flowers round a picture of the map where they were taken.
From Top Left: Iris; Starwort; Cross-leaved heath; Heath Bedstraw & Tormentil; the map; Heath Spotted-Orchid; Foxglove; Forget Me Not; Valerian Ringlet Butterfly on grass. head downwards.
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Dad’s day walk to Duncolm johnjohnston.info
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@ronkjeffries I use AppleScript to run some shell scripts. I usually do 3x3, on flickr. I duplicated & edited the script to do 5x3 today as a lot of flowers about. The Script, need ImageMagick, exiftool and an api key for geoapify. I did use mapquest but they started needing credit card.

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 5 x 3 grid of 14 photos, round a ,map showing where they were taken. From topleft: foxglove, thyme, gypsyweed,  stonecrop, cuckooflower, buttercups, bog cotton, map, bedstraw, Tormentil, marsh thistle, bell heather, thyme and yellow bedstraw, rose, marsh orchid.
#BloomScrolling, #Flora, #BloomStrolling

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Small green outdoor library filled with books in a park.
looks like a little library in Naseby Park. I wonder how it is going to cope with the damp climate in Scotland.

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Read: Slough House by Mick Herron ★★★★☆ 📚
Best one in the last few I’ve read. Although the back & forth between different fields of action at a cliff hanger is predictably it works. Politically incorrect attitudes from Jackson still funny. More emotion & connection to the characters.

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Re: Big Tech & Digital literacy johnjohnston.info
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@Miraz that was nice to scroll into, thanks!

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@manton there was, or maybe still is, a WordPress plugin that would prompt the archive to archive any links you posted. AFAIR it was meant to point to the archive if links broke. Not sure that it fully worked. I remove it at some point. A great idea though. I’ve got some, probably klunky, JavaScript on my site that changes links to my old school site to ones on the archive.

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@SimonWoods now listened, really powerful podcast. As a primary teacher who is keen on some technology it game me a lot to think about.

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Read: The Vagrants by Yiyun Li ★★★★☆ delicately written, horrifying account of lives in post Mao (just) China. There are very few moments of hope but my sympathy for the characters ran deep.

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A lush garden with a gravel path, archway covered in green foliage, and a circular stone structure.

#SilentSunday

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@jabel read this post a few times now. Really like it.

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@cliffordbeshers I’ve come back to this several times. Still no idea of what it is, a stain?

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@alexink Gorgeous. Solomon's Seal I think. I've quite a similar image

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Grid of photos 3x3 with the map of where they were taken in the centre. From Top Left:  peacock butterfly, fox and cubs, forget me nots, Water Avens, map of where photos were taken, Large Red Damselfly, cow parsley, path towards trees..

Walk to Greenside: lots of white butterflies, a few orange tips & some peacocks. A large red damselfly or two, first damselflies I’ve seen this year. Everything green has doubled in volume.

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 Female orange-tip butterfly on pink cuckooflower blooms.
Short walk along the pipe track at Strathblane this afternoon. Quite warm and sunny. Lots of Orange Tip butterflies & a few whites around. A few more photos on flickr.

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Gif made from still of rishi sunak announcing election with extra rain. Text reads: I've seen things you people wouldn't believe
Politics gif

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@Miraz what a cracking bird and super photos. Like others I find the second one stunning!

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Image Accessibility Creator · Streamlit johnjohnston.info
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@thomasrost you can, but I am afraid I've no idea. I use a bridge camera, set to auto, the only thing I touch is the zoom.

The photo is on flickr where you could see the exif data if that is useful.

The only thing I know about exif is the location which I add with exiftool. I love taking photos mostly as a sort of diary, but have no knowledge about it at all 😳

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A Stonechat bird perched on a thin twig, with a green blurred background suggesting a natural habitat.
#SilentSunday

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goldfinch sitting on a branch. The bird is on the right of the image, looking left.
Goldfinch

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Fox

Vixen in a Broomhill key garden. Looks like she is feeding pups.

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@klandwehr beautiful white blossom and the blue.

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Orange Tip male butterfly wings spread feeding on cuckooflower. A few bluebells entwined with cookooflower. blurred grass and bracken in the background.
#SilentSunday

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3x3 grid of images.From TL: Bluebells on bank beside path; cuckoo flowe;carder bee on bluebell; bluebells  among last years bracken; map of where photos were taken; bog cotton; Orange Tip Butterfly; bullrushes through trees; Read Admiral Butterfly

Short walk round Ardinning this morning, warm, thinks about being muggy if not for the breeze. Cuckoos calling, cuckoo & bluebells around. Green Veined Whites, Orange Tips and a Red Admiral.

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@Parag my goodness that was some sky. beautiful photos

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@jean Good Luck. Thank you for the amazing job you have done here. That the job existed was one of the most positive things about micro.blog. The way you carried it out made it even more so.

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https://johnjohnston.info/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/April.mp3

April Noted, from this idea, started here. One thing a day noticed and noted.

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@Denny that is an amazing article. One can imagine other, maybe less impressive, events rippling and vibrating through the system. Thanks!

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Fresh beech leaves

#silentsunday

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@adamprocter I've been using it to make up a bunch of example posts from pretend primary school blogs/websites. This struck exactly the same sickly enthusiastic tone.

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grid of 3 x 3 images. 8 photos round a map of where they were taken.
Hawthorn Blossom, Chestnut candle, Garlic Mustard.
Dandelion, map, Apple Blossom
Bluebells, herb Robert, Dog Violet

A local walk this morn. Round Gartnavel & up to the fishmongers. #Flora #Bloomscrolling #BloomStrolling thanks to @magsamond for the last tag. A gentle one. First Hawthorn too.

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@Denny great photo, what a good looking insect!

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@Miraz they are, we have watch them nest and lay eggs in a fairly busy park for the last few years.

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@Miraz lovely, fierce looking hills!

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@derekpeden hood back up again😃

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@derekpeden Lovely morning, spring would be enough for me. So much rain this year.

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@lmika the lack of a episode page on the web also makes it harder to grab an individual episode without subscribing.

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@ekcragg it was such a absorbing read. Eilish's view, cut of from any big picture, rang true.

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@odd thanks, it is from a translation of Baudelaire’s Prose Poems. I could a very cute wee copy in a secondhand book shop many years ago.

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@hall that is lovely, what is it? reflection in puddles?