Bootiful, bountiful birds

I didn't expect birds to be something I would photograph a lot on my trip to New Zealand - I'm not sure why!? I was also so glad that I've spent so much time this year practicing my bird shots, I needed to rely on those skills! Here's a selection of my favourites from the multitude that I took! 

Taking care is an act of awareness

via Take care of your thoughts — Zen Flash This post appeared in my Reader feed today and it reminded me how damaging both our thoughts and words can be - to ourselves and others. Worth re-blogging as a Sunday reflection, my version of a Sunday sermon. Taking care is an act of awareness. It … Continue reading Taking care is an act of awareness

365 photo projects and daily well-being

I was thrilled when someone on the 365project.org community drew our attention to a recent academic article called “The daily digital practice as a form of self-care: Using photography for everyday well-being” in the journal Health. The thrust of the article is that the practice of doing a 365 photo project has complex benefits and can be linked to the improvement of everyday well-being. For a long time, I've had my own thoughts about the benefits of these types of projects, and whilst they are not a cure-all for everyone, I certainly have had only good things to say about them. I really believe that my life has improved because of my ongoing project.

Why publish an ebook?

The countdown begins. I am about to publish my first eBook on Everyday Delights.  The book is called "Documenting a 100 Happy Day Project" which is a compilation of posts from my first blog in 2015. That original blog site has now disappeared. This book is a two part compilation of those stories and high-quality photographs from 2015 written for the blog.

Find your balance

Yesterday I went to work feeling tearful and sad. Before I left for work, I'd heard bad news from people close to me about serious illness and family issues. Sitting down at my work computer, I 'paged' through my WordPress reader. It wasn't just the title of Jenny's post Things to do when everything is crap that caught … Continue reading Find your balance