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Posted: 25th September 2023

 This week's title is Out and About: A Breath of Fresh Air. Against a blue background are clockwise: The smokestacks and side wheel of the last ocean-going steamship, the Waverley, ruins on the island of Gemiler in Turkey, with the Aegean and mountain in the background, a small boat docked at Whitby in England, a praying mantis on a concrete step, A vivid pink lily, white hollyhocks in bloom, Rossi the cat looking pensive, and some small white cats with grey caps and ears looking down at the photographer with big eyes from among the Lycian tombs in Turkey.

How is your September going? Researchers are finding it eventful: there has been a wedding (congratulations!), a sad passing (we will miss you, Jax kitty), and a fair amount of travel – some of which you'll see in this issue (more to come). There are also considerable imaginings of a highly varied nature. Here's a brief rundown.

  • Glimpses of the Aegean: It was FWR's turn among the ruins. He didn't see any dead people, but he did see a lot of cats because Turkey.
  • Boats! Galaxy Babe saw one at Whitby, but it wasn't the Demeter. Bluebottle spotted a rare steamship off the Isle of Wight.
  • Cats and a dog being strange: From tomb raiding to what are you feeding him? Things to ponder.
  • Really bizarre cinema from Awix.
  • Poems, comic conundra, humour: and more.
  • Flowers: Nature's still blooming, folks. Enjoy.
  • Puzzlers: A quiz for you. Google Translate strikes again. Jokes. A crab shell.

You know what to do with this stuff: Read, comment (in a friendly way!), pass it on. Have a great week, and remember to catch some of this fleeting beauty and strangeness to send our way.

Dmitri Gheorgheni

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Quote of the Week. For photojournalism. . .all life experience affects why we see the way we do, which direction we choose to aim the camera and why we select that particular moment to press the shutter button. . .

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Soldiers and sailors with a variety of large and small dogs.

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Boat at Whitby by Galaxy Babe.


White common hollyhock by Tavaron.
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