I haven't 'visited' Scotland properly for years. Ok, T and I went up to Edinburgh in April to visit the uni but that wasn't a real visit. Before that, I took T there for a week or so, but he was about 8 - far too young to appreciate what its all about. I'm a … Continue reading Anticipating … Scotland through a literary lens
JOMO is the exact opposite of FOMO. Thank goodness there is a word for it!
Holding life loosely and playfully - a new word from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
Ascribing human qualities to other objects, is called anthropomorphism. I wonder if there is a word to ascribe fantasy qualities to trees? During recent walks in local woods, I've been taking pics of trees that seem to be fantasy creatures in disguise. Is is just me, or do you also see things like this? AboveLeft: Is that … Continue reading Hidden fantasy creatures
I've read how people talk about life as process too (for example Julia Cameron). It is a way of doing, not what is done ... If you know anything about me, you will know this got me thinking, do I live in process? Do I have a way of doing?
Finding joy by appreciating this precise moment.
In the most biodiverse place in the world, you will see the perfect marriage of art, science and nature as Chihuly's dazzling sculptures transform our gardens and glasshouses into a contemporary outdoor gallery space. Kew Gardens I'd heard about Dale Chihuly's "Reflections on Nature" sculptures at Kew and was keen to see them myself. To say I was speechless is an understatement, but not for … Continue reading Fantastical glass sculptures at Kew Gardens
A timeline of the last 4 months I have so many photo series that I build on - I like the idea of that because as life changes, I take photographs of the same concept and they show where I've been and what I've been doing. For example, I have a "View from my Lounge" … Continue reading Where I Stand: Feb to May
I want to share something that is a big deal for me. They say it take at least 21 days to instil a new habit. I am a self-confessed "tea pot"! A few weeks ago I went "cold turkey" on caffeinated tea for a day. Perhaps in excess of 10 cups a tea per day … Continue reading Changing a habit: reducing caffeine intake
My very first visit to Kew Gardens - paying attention to patterns