When we are taking photographs – that’s we as in my husband and I – we look not just at the composition , but take in the whole effect. And texture is one of the effects we both love to capture. This is not mine, it belongs to my husband. But he has given me permission to share with you for the challenge this week to examine texture. I could go on and on. But I won’t.
I love trees, they shape my thoughts and feelings and connect me to the wonder of a living universe. So when we came across this bizarre scene in Glengarry , West Highlands, Scotland, we took a double take. It had a very eerie atmosphere, creating a possible backdrop for a Dr Who episode. Should I let them know?
Prompt: Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge, unusual
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This could be seen as cliche, but that won’t stop me! Sharing a view of Scotland in all its glory. You get to see this sort of view everywhere you turn when you explore the lochs and the highlands of Scotland.
You can find lots of Scotland on my blog – but that’s not all there is – I hope you browse a few selections and enjoy my meanderings. Always pleased to meet you!
Yesterday I made a further visit to RHS Hyde Hall in Essex, and it will probably be the last visit for some time as my life in the South of England is coming ever closer to a removal back to the Midlands. The two centre life I have lived over the past 14 years nevertheless remains a constant as I will be spending a great deal of time in Scotland. Hurrah!!
I hadn’t taken my working camera, so had to fall back on the companion phone camera simply because I had to capture the blooms I found there , and thought it might be interesting to show the photos and then the subsequent design that sprang from them. Sort of a Work in Progress thing.
So there you have it! If you want to see more of my work there are links on the home page of the blog. Lots of different styles , not just flowers!!!
I love how my life is still flowering in new directions – particularly as now we have the opportunity to spend more time in nature, and potter about in Scotland. Cannot wait to be back up there!!
Text written by 8th-century Chinese poet Du Fu, commenting on the political turbulence in his own experience.
Simplify your life and return to nature when you can – that is my ambition for the next part of our lives together – Scotland calls! The bigger picture is feeling increasingly absurd and we both feel most alive when in the midst of nature. I know we are not alone in this, and we are fortunate that we can reasonably easily frequent one of the most beautiful places I have experienced.
If you tap into my virtual reality you will see the influence that Scotland has on the work I continue to enjoy making. I don’t know, but I feel that can only continue.
If you want further inspiration to reconnect with the solace that nature can bring, why not visit ‘Walden’ by Thoreau – it is a read that stands the test of time.