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I am Rod Wynne-Powell, and this is my way to pass on snippets either of a technical nature, or related to what I am currently doing or hope to be doing in the near future.

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Professional photographer, Lightroom and Photoshop Workflow trainer, Consultant, digital image retoucher, author, and tech-editor for Martin Evening's many 'Photoshop for Photographers' books.

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Still a pre-release tester for Adobe in the US, for Photoshop, he is also very much involved in the taking of a wide range of photographs, as can be seen in the galleries.

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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Stockwood Discovery Centre – Family Visit

Due to an “it just came off in my hand” brake disaster with her own car, it was well into the afternoon before Catherine was able to arrive with her two girls for a planned visit to the Stockwood Discovery Centre.

I wanted all of them to realise just how extensive it all was, so had decided on a plan to do a whistle-stop trip around everywhere before the girls were to decide which area they should come back to. I then spotted Janet who was carefully trimming one of the hedges and introduced her to my family. She then generously offered to take us into the currently locked greenhouse to show me some lemons and limes.

It was a privilege indeed as there were also some other stunning exhibits and she told us some of the stories behind rescues she had achieved with her green fingers, reviving some plants others had considered impossible; one that had needed a splint, but most that simply needed some TLC. Also, a cactus that had been left in a box by the greenhouse door by a visitor.

When we came out a short time later, it came as quite a surprise to learn that the Centre was due to close in just ten minutes! We had barely arrived – so much for my whistle-stop tour, but we did spend the last few minutes in the Play Area after a very short exercise on the press-up bars, and both the girls asked could we come back again. Then before the sun went down we headed for the Tring Reservoirs.

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