365~ Jan 18th ~ 24th

Day 18 ~ Leading Lines + Red ~ This is red week. Can you find lines that lead you to red? Lines that are red? Or lines that let you peek through and see red? Can you find an unusual way to incorporate the color red into your photo today? Not sure this is unusual, but it’s the best I could do for red leading lines. Also it tasted so yummy. I didn’t eat the chilli though 😊 Day 19 ~ Excitement + Red. ~ As you go about your day, keep an eye out for collections of red that…

Midnight Snow

For three days it rained non stop, right up to 11pm last night. Then we went to the kitchen about 11.30pm to make a cup of tea to take to bed and through the window we saw It’s been a long time since we saw ‘proper’ snow and we ran to the conservatory and opened the door and stood watching, as big clumps of snowflakes floated to the ground, and stayed. It made us smile and wonder. The world was quiet all of a sudden, the traffic noises deadened in the whitening. I grabbed my phone to take some pictures,…

365 ~ January 11th ~ 17th

This week seems to be all about travel, and being outside. Of course, the ladies providing the prompts have fek all idea of what North East England is like in January, rain and mud basically. Monday Day 11 ~”Do you know someone open-hearted?  Do you have memories of open-hearted folks you have encountered in your travels?  How can you bring that memory to life in your photo.  To challenge yourself even further, see if you can incorporate macro photography into your photo today.” I do have memories from when we travelled to America back in 2014 and my friend Kathy…

365~ January 4th ~ 10th

The prompt for Day 4 was ‘Breakfast’. Well you can’t beat a boiled chucky~egg with toasty soldiers can you? Day 5’s prompt was ‘Relinquish’. I’ll let you make your own interpretation of what I was relinquishing! Day 6 was ‘Letters’. I chose an old calligraphy artwork I did back in the 90’s, a poem written in 1941 called High Flight by John Gillespie McGee Jr, an American serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force. It’s my favourite piece of work that I did. Day 7 ~ Open. (This one’s for Kim 😘) A good book can open the heart and the…

New Year, new project.

In previous years I’ve done a photography review of the year but I didn’t really do much this year to review what with all the covid stuff going on, and no outings to history venues with my pal Sophie. It kinda killed my photo mojo as that’s my favourite thing to do. Apart from some polaroid and iphone shots of our visiting felines, it’s been slim pickings. But that can’t go on. I’ve given myself a stern talking to and am ready to get back to it. Inspired by Connie over at Adventures in Every Day Life who did a…

Eight

WordPress informed me on Wednesday that I have been blogging here now for 8 years. It prompted me to go back to my first posts and have a look at what I was doing back then, and who commented on any posts. For a long time my posts had about 2 or 3 comments 😊 . Then I went looking through all the people who comment now, and in the stats there’s the ability to see when someone started following the blog. Of course there are a great many listed as following who I’ve never seen or heard, so Hi…

Dance

“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful… This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking”Agnes De Mille “Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”Friedrich Nietzsche “In a society that worships love, freedom, and beauty, dance is sacred. It is a prayer for the future, a remembrance of the past and a joyful exclamation of thanks for the present.” Amelia Atwater-Rhodes “One step, two steps, three steps; like winds of time experience joy of centuries, when movements…

Family

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.     — Sigmund Freud “Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.”–Anthony Brandt “Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.”– Lisa Weed “The memories we make with our family are everything.”– Candace Cameron Bure “My children give me the gift of stepping out of the daily ordinariness into the father zone—a place where my innate curiosity, sense of adventure, and love…

Friends

“If you have good friends, no matter how much life is sucking , they can make you laugh.”― P.C. Cast Kristin Cast “Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” —Oscar Wilde “I don’t know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn’t had my girlfriends.”– Reese Witherspoon “When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.”– Maria Shriver “A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.”– Douglas Pagels…