“On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.” – Jules Renard
It was a very early start this morning as my daughter headed off on a school trip to France and then I spent the rest of the morning (on my day off work) packing for my son to go on cub camp this evening. I know that my two kids are going to have a wild time in the outdoors for the next couple of days, so I needed to plan something just for myself and my husband.
As I sat in my garden planning and then with a cup of green tea and a good book, I noticed in the corner of my eye a squirrel on my bird feeders, as I looked up he caught my eye and then darted off on my wall. About 3 minutes later back he came only to notice me again and then proceeded to scamper off again. This happened about six times with him watching me all along, it really made me smile to watch him, as unlike most of the other squirrels that come into my garden he was just so shy.
It is amazing what you can hear when you just sit quietly outside, I really need to learn some bird sounds as I heard at least five different ones as I relaxed. I have recorded the sounds on my phone so when I have a free moment I will work out what they were.
Over the last week or so we have purposely left our lawn to grow, the buttercups and daisies were not far behind which gives me an easy place to get photos of insects.
“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Andersen
After work and running my son to his football clubs I returned home at 8pm and decided I would spend 15 minutes in my garden to relax and collect my thoughts from the day.
It definitely worked and I felt so much better after my busy day, I felt so much calmer. Although I was a little frustrated with my photos as my focusing was a little off today for some reason, I sure hope it is not my lens!
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 🙂
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.
Merry Hearts Medicine recently challenged me to participate in the “Black and White Photo Five-day Challenge.” It took me a while to respond but obviously, I have accepted, as I love black and white! 😉 What is this challenge? Well, the goal is to post one B&W photo each day for five days………Part of the fun is to nominate another blogger, one on each day…There is no pressure to accept this challenge after all it’s just for fun! 🙂 Today, I nominate SenK Photography, who shares his wonderful photography on his blog. Feel free to ignore this challenge if you do not wish to participate. If you do decide to join in, I look forward to viewing your photos! 😀