Making it matter

photography, Scotland

Making it matter – it’s always the little things isn’t it? and acorns encapsulate that idea with perfect clarity – because I love spending time amongst the trees. I have a majestic oak just beyond our window – and it is the same tree that my eldest son would sight from his bedroom when he lived here, and he loved that view. Somehow a tree manages to connect me with something I can’t quite name, but it is a feeling I treasure, and I think I share that with him. Autumn is so glorious and a treat I look forward to every year and I am preparing for a trip to discover the grandeur that Scotland offers at this time of year. It never fails to take the breath away. So I am going into the archives to find some of the Autumn pictures my husband has shot over the years. I really shouldn’t keep them all to myself!

Ben Nevis Road
End of Loch Leven
Faerie Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye
Buachaille Etive Moor

Please do not use the photographs without permission. Any interest in the photographs please DM me.

And before I sign off a very big thank you to Annie Mason for spending time getting to know me in a virtual interview – we live at opposite ends of the globe but share a common sensibility for plants, painting and all things lovely. If you are interested please investigate the blog

.https://www.anniespalette.com/post/meet-the-artist-anne-corr?fbclid=IwAR25ty8B31fQ93ArxuV8B_kgICSsb90KC8xAu5cotoWfJUIztVMhmVrBC8g

Autumn shots

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The cygnets on Attenborough nature reserve are growing up now – I saw them first when they were teeny – lovely to keep up with them.

The tree is my brothers favourite on one of my dog walks – and therefore deserves some attention – I took a photo and then altered it digitally.

The berries speak for themselves.

 

…and a poem to share – not mine!

The Present

For the present there is just one moon,

though every level pond gives back another.

But the bright disc shining in the black lagoon,

perceived by astrophysicist and lover,

is milliseconds old. And even that light’s

seven minutes older than its source.

And the stars we think we see on moonless nights

are long extinguished. And, of course,

this very moment, as you read this line,

is literally gone before you know it.

Forget the here-and-now. We have no time

but this device of wantonness and wit.

Make me this present then: your hand in mine,

and we’ll live out our lives in it.

-Michael Donaghy

Liquidity

blogging, daily challenge, nature, photography, weekly wordpress challenge

This weeks photo challenge  To celebrate liquid in images   122_2300IMG_3819 LDR Default Crop

Out of this world

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….or from another – the Spirits are there if you can hear and see them.

 

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Silence

daily challenge, Life, photography, Scotland

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Rannoch Moor Scottish Highlands. A place of wonder where silence fills the soul.

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It doesn’t get more serene than early morning by the Loch in Glen Affric, in the highlands of Scotland.

My response to the Daily Challenge prompt, but actually it was taken by my husband.  But  I was there!

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Conkers – experimenting.

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Experimental – this weeks photo challenge

I don’t  stop experimenting with my photography but in this case the experimentation was after the deed had been done, in the editing suite.  I love conker shells, and had to use these as a design for surface pattern at my site on Society 6.  There’s some smoke and mirrors going on!

The moment, not the bird, divine

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Perfect in mid air

See how against the weight in the bone
the hawk hangs perfect in mid-air-
the blood pays dear to raise it there,
the moment, not the bird, divine.                               from Envoi by Kathleen Raine

This is my take on WordPress Photo challenge ‘Temporary’  link ; Temporary photo challenge

Peek a boo.

Life, photography

For the The Photo challenge page at WordPress Anne Sunglassesd

The challenge was Peek – to pique your interest!  A fun shot with the family on our local nature reserve. Happy days!