Derelict or devastation? Or both?

It is devastating that these wonderful buildings on an estate outside Prague (Czech Republic) have been left to become derelict.

Simply beyond the kitchen (2)

Third week of March and my third post for Becky's March Square challenge.

Dreams about inheritance…

Cee's Share Your World Challenge for the 12th March prompt: If a distant uncle dies and you were always his favourite and leaves you $50,000 (any currency) in his will, what would you do? I would use it for two things: one to pay for some of my "self-funded sabbatical" and use a larger chunk to go towards building my "Hivehaus" in the UK.

Morning pages: Windshield wipers

I started writing Morning Pages (Julia Cameron) on the 8th December last year, and have written almost every morning since. I started the week before my only son left my home for his own student digs at university, and I really believe they have helped me cope with the loss of his reduced presence in my life.

Simply beyond the kitchen (1)

This month I want to do two things: move beyond the kitchen, because its too easy to shoot the multitude of circular things in the kitchen and concentrate on simplicity in my shots, showcasing the shapes and subjects. Read more to see if I am doing what I said!

A story about stories

I had this set of books as a child but had forgotten that. Until I opened one of them today and started scanning through the stories. I was back in my special reading place, a child once again.

Can I do a month of circles in squares​?

I am ready for some colour and something to help me get through March, so its a month of circles in square format! Join me and others on the #MarchSquare adventure.

Shoot what it feels like

Musings on my learning, successes and failures after doing the annual "Flash of Red February" challenge.

Trio: three things

Apparently, it is good to try and compose things in threes, perhaps because they create an imaginary triangle for your eye to follow around the image and also create dynamic tension. Some call it the Rule of Odds if you want to read more about it.

Supplied for the Public Service

My father-in-law (more accurately, my ex-father-in-law) worked as a civil engineer in public service after the Second World War in the UK. When he passed in 2002, I 'inherited' a number of his storage boxes.