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I enjoy paying my taxes

Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 5 July 2011 in Plant & Nature.

Every month, every f'ing month , I get a demand to pay someone something for something I don't understand or care even less about. Every month I pay it.
I seldom see the benefit
This is a short series about seeing the benefit.
My soul is uplifted when I walk through a pasture created by my local tax council. They thought about it, they created it it, I love it. The other £99 quid, I don't get, this £1, I get

Canon EOS 7D 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 400 100 mm

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

Beautiful flower!

5 Jul 2011 5:43am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Certainly worth much more than £1...Lovely colors and focus!

5 Jul 2011 5:48am

David from Avranches, France

2 thing we can count on taxes and death. Well worth £1.

5 Jul 2011 5:55am

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

Beautiful focus and colors!!!!

5 Jul 2011 6:19am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli ! Je et souhaite une agréable journée.

5 Jul 2011 6:41am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Beautiful colour

5 Jul 2011 7:03am

ursulakatariina from Greenock, United Kingdom


5 Jul 2011 7:23am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautifull flower, lovely DOF.. Good use of £1.

5 Jul 2011 7:45am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Lovely color ....Much more than £1..

5 Jul 2011 7:55am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful flower, focus and colors !

5 Jul 2011 8:02am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Nice and sharp in detail and color. Nice idea for a series ^^

5 Jul 2011 8:03am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful framing ! A lovely benefit !!

5 Jul 2011 9:20am

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom

that was nearly some bad language chris! lovely shot though

5 Jul 2011 10:06am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Lovely shot Chris, far better than the plastic flowers our lot tried in front of the Town Hall :-)

5 Jul 2011 10:53am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Love the delicate detail, Chris.

5 Jul 2011 10:57am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Flower power! A very delicate macro.

5 Jul 2011 11:06am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan


5 Jul 2011 11:44am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful flower. Very soft and delicate. Excellent :)

5 Jul 2011 11:54am

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

the truest blue. like the side view.

5 Jul 2011 12:05pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


5 Jul 2011 12:08pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

A jewel amidst the piles of taxes you have found here. There are so many surcharges
seems even every week I get little bills from Fedex claiming ground charges, and all
sorts of taxes they cannot explain, long after a shipment.

5 Jul 2011 12:53pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wonderful idea for a series. I agree, that's certainly worth a pound.

5 Jul 2011 1:27pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like this sharp angle to the flower. Wonderful detail and the rich color literally sings! Strong post.

5 Jul 2011 2:16pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Well worth paying for.

5 Jul 2011 3:01pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Very nice color and angle of views splendid. Great shot. Good day.

5 Jul 2011 3:47pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Just do your thing........don't worry be happy !

5 Jul 2011 4:14pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Very beautiful image. A very nice soft background.

5 Jul 2011 4:21pm

franz from Baden, Austria

well spoken, indeed! but as long as the beauties of nature can console you, not all is lost ... ;-))

5 Jul 2011 4:31pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this delicate shot…

5 Jul 2011 4:31pm

marci from Morocco

so beautiful, makes me want to go out to my garden right and play

5 Jul 2011 5:49pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wonderful colours and details,beautiful shot!

5 Jul 2011 6:43pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Lovely flower !

5 Jul 2011 8:46pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Your council bought a 25 kg bag of seed for a fiver, and this 'gesture' is the evidence they are doing something with our bucks, it helps to keep the books straight. You can also walk in the country and see wild flowers.... cost's zilch.

But these are nice anyhow.

5 Jul 2011 8:56pm

@Michael Fresh: Umm, having just bought 400grams of wild seed for my garden-which cost over £80, I think that they spent more than a fiver

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Beautifully done.

5 Jul 2011 9:01pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Magnifique présentation de ce petit géranium vivace qui a beaucoup de charme ... compliments

5 Jul 2011 9:20pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine bokeh

5 Jul 2011 9:51pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from TY, China

Listening to your excellent speech...

6 Jul 2011 12:22am

karla from Omaha, United States

Sometimes some of our taxes really do some good. And sometimes we can indeed bask in the enjoyment of the good produced. This is a lovely shot, a beautiful blue.

6 Jul 2011 3:09am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Well done!

6 Jul 2011 9:00am

Michelle Holland from Pomona Park, United States

Way to speak your mind! You have done a fabulous job showing us this delicate flower. Well done.

6 Jul 2011 1:57pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Lovely and delicate... a botanical gerianium, I suppose... perfect capture.

6 Jul 2011 3:01pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

oh SO beautiful! Worth the money for sure!

7 Jul 2011 4:31am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Beautiful detail and background. All communities need this, for the very reasons you stated.

9 Jul 2011 12:35pm

Canon EOS 7D
1/200 second
ISO 400
100 mm