I am going to take a break from posting this weekend to spend some quality time with my family outside away from technology for all of us. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and see you again on Monday.
We had a lovely walk by the Basingstoke canal this afternoon, followed by lunch with my mother in law. Whilst sitting in the garden afterwards I gazed out towards the fields behind her, watching the horses trot by when I noticed lots of tiny wild flowers, it was just so pretty with them all bathed in the golden sunshine. I took a lot of photos, this being just one 🙂
Being stuck at work in an office all day, I took the time this lunchtime to look over some of my older photos as I am currently resorting my Lightroom catalogue, making sure they are all tagged, rated and sorted. I am also creating a book from the photos I took last year.
With the rain hitting the windows and the summer holidays getting closer this photo caught my eye, oh how I would like to be on this beach at the moment, relaxing with a good book and listening to the lapping waves and wildlife in the background. Bliss
“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” – John Ruskin
The Daily Post photo challenge this week is “Forces of Nature” in which we are encouraged to share a force of nature from our corner of the world. “It can be something as large as the Grand Canyon, or as small as the tiny seedling steadily breaking is way through the concrete in your driveway.”
I so love taking photos of nature in all its beauty, from the sunset and waves crashing against the sea wall in Lyme Regis as in my top photo to
the beautiful frosty grass and sunrays shining down on an early morning stroll in the park.
Then there are upside-down rainbows which are a rare phenomenon caused by refraction of sunlight through horizontally-oriented ice crystals. This usually occurs in cirrus stratus clouds rather than raindrops on cold days as well as
beautiful double rainbows.
To me when leaves fall to the ground the beauty does not end as can be seen above, even in decay when seen close up through a macro lens, the skeleton can look so beautiful – like golden lace.
Recently a follower mentioned that I should set up a twitter account, prior to this, I brushed off the idea of getting an account because I figured that my life and photography wasn’t interesting enough for it. However, I’m starting to think that it would be a good way of keeping up with what is going on in the photography world and also seeing what other photogs I’m interested in have to say, and, who knows I may actually get something out of it and enjoy myself!?
For those who already have a Twitter account, what do you think, what advice can you give me?
Well I did it, I set up an account, so please come and follow me if you are on twitter too 🙂 While trying to customise my page and searching for pages to follow I stumbled across a challenge that I felt was just up my street. It was on the Wild Life Trust Site, called 30 Days Wild, basically it is a challenge to make room for nature this June – no matter where you are or how busy your life! Make June the month when you do something wild every day. Come and join me in this challenge, sign up and then do a random act of wildness each day in June, add the tag #30dayswild to your posts, come on it will be fun.