Lunchtime Photo

This is the Shrub of Doom. Beware its fell power.

I took this in the late afternoon on R568 in County Kerry. Even in real life it looked pretty bleak and eerie, but naturally I amped that up a bit in this picture. OK, I amped it up a lot. But the effect is kind of cool. You expect that maybe Mordred or Voldemort are lurking just outside the frame. Or maybe Vladimir and Estragon.

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