February photo a day: 11th Feb, Makes me happy

I was walking here this afternoon.  It was about 5 pm and the sun had finally shone for the first time today. The water clarity and temperature, the warmth of the sun after yet another cool summer day (global cooling), the absence of people, the eternal rolling of the waves;  all of it is perfect.… Continue reading




February photo challenge: 7th Feb, Button

This is my mother, drawn by my father.  Years ago, I took it out of his sketch book and had it framed, and now it sits beside my desk.  I often focus on the round buttons and the round brooch on her dress. The sketchbook dates from about 1942/43.  This portrait is a very close… Continue reading



February photo challenge: 5th Feb, 10 am

This morning at 10 am it was about 25 degrees, blue skies, perfect.  I was here at this small church with some of my family.  That’s my husband in the spearmint green shirt. I pointed my camera at the tree and a bit of sky, and found the sun shining straight onto my camera, so… Continue reading


February photo challenge: 4th Feb, a stranger

Today I’ve been to three places, my small camera tucked in my hand, looking for the right stranger, someone doing something I wanted to remember. I discovered an underground bookshop of uncatalogued books, and in a side nook, a café and a musician.  He was the right stranger. He sang a song I didn’t know: … Continue reading