Space in the garden

This week’s topic for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is ‘negative space‘. In terms of photography, negative space is about including more in your shot other than the subject, and allowing that quiet background to highlight the subject. I looked back at some photos I took in the garden a few weeks back and cropped someContinue reading “Space in the garden”

Back to Dyfed Shires!

We hadn’t been able to visit Dyfed Shires since December last year, so we have been itching to go and visit for a while now. We were finally able to go and catch up with all the horses on Wednesday. It was so nice to see them all again, and the humans too! 🙂 I’veContinue reading “Back to Dyfed Shires!”

Everyday Objects

This week’s theme for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is ‘Everyday Objects‘. I had an enjoyable time poking around the house for everyday objects to capture 🙂 My life at the moment includes a lot of cat care. My cat Bobby has had an eye ulcer for 7 weeks now and has been back and forthContinue reading “Everyday Objects”

Creativity

I struggle with labelling myself as creative, or labelling the things that I do as creativity. Is following a crochet pattern creative? Is photographing an insect or a flower creative? I get bogged down in dictionary definitions that say things like: creativity is “the ability to produce or use original and unusual ideas” or “aContinue reading “Creativity”

Sun Sparkles

I went for a brief walk today. It was hot and sunny, too hot for me really, but I wanted to visit the village pond and see if there were any dragonflies. I didn’t stay long, but got a few shots. I have been having a bit of trouble with my auto-focus, and was aContinue reading “Sun Sparkles”

Sanctuary

The word ‘sanctuary’ has a long list of meanings if you look it up in a dictionary, but the overarching idea is that it means a place that is sacred, whether you mean that in a religious way or not. It is a place where you can take refuge and be safe. You can alsoContinue reading “Sanctuary”

Happy 18th Birthday

In 1998 I had my best Christmas present ever, my son. And then as I turned 29, I had my best Birthday present ever, and that was you, my beautiful daughter. I remember worrying about having enough love for the both of you, but when you were born, of course, all those worries evaporated. LoveContinue reading “Happy 18th Birthday”

Winter isn’t coming … yet

fire and ice fire and ice combineas glistening frozen leavesreflect the sunset coloursshivering in the golden glowas winter’s grip takes hold written by me, December 2012 twinkle even in the deepest days of winterwhen darkness falls earlyand nights are so longthere remains a glimmerthe merest twinkle of warmer timesglistening in the hidden spaces written by me, DecemberContinue reading “Winter isn’t coming … yet”

Autumn Memories

into the coppery hallsof beech and intricate oakto be close to the treesas they whisper togetherlet fall their leaves,and we die for the winter  Whim Wood from Katherine Towers’ The Remedies Inspired by the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Autumn.