This shot was taken just too late to be last Sunday’s picture. I’ve shown this flower on here before, but I don’t recall lungwort being in flower this early, as a rule. It seems that just a few hours of mild weather can make such a difference!It's kind to share!
February 18: It’s quite arresting to actually hold a piece of paper this old. The lady to whom this letter was written was a very dear friend. Possibly, up to her death (when I was aged just ten) the greatest friend I had, outside my own family. It was many years before I realised what an amazing life she’d had.
One day last week, I came away from a job in this street, to see this, as rain began to tap on my car windscreen. It made me think, as I viewed this shot this morning: how many rainbows have passed over those houses since they were built? Two world wars have been fought. Those telephone lines have appeared, and now they carry this thing we call broadband. The TV aerials might have appeared in the 1950s at the earliest. There were cars in the street, too (remember, these houses were probably built before Benz and Daimler made one in 1885!)
And rainbows have come and gone.It's kind to share!
And what a week it was! Work, finishing on a high at college for half term, and, erm, yes, some photos…
February 12: Do you ever get that sort of stale feeling? Nothing to photograph today? Well, it hit me on this particular Thursday. Now, when that happens, the best thing to do is to grab something really ordinary, and take a close look at it. Perhaps try shining light through the object, rather than just at it, as I did here. I mean, you can’t get much more ordinary than a sweet pepper, now, can you? But a true fresh look is never ordinary…
February 14: OK, so it was Valentine’s Day. Roses are red. Big deal. But crocuses are purple, as you can see. This is the same crocus as the one in ‘My Sunday Photo’ yesterday, but it’s not the same picture. That one was taken by natural light only, but I used flash for this one. You may care to compare the two, and see what you think.
And that’s it, till next week!
Hang on in there… I think spring might be coming! The first purple bud never fails to thrill me, every year!
And here we go…
February 4: This is a piece of a very special country called England. Treat it with respect; it has cost the blood of its young men, twice in one century. Yes, I know I mention this often, but I think it sinks into me more, all the time. [sigh]
February 5: As the afternoon light was fading, I caught this memorial to a piece of local history: The Baseball Ground. Even though I don’t ‘follow the footie’ much, I think it’s fitting to remember what a heritage many teams have.
February 6: Another hobby-horse of mine…! Children who worked in the factories used to get a half-day off… so that they could go to school! Oh, and that was if you had a good boss. Take a long, hard look at the socio-economic history of Britain (if you can stand it.) It ain’t pretty…
February 7: We’ll close for the week on a happier note: if you don’t know already, this is what free range chickens look like. In fact, they are normally more spread out, it’s just that they confuse amateur photographers with farm staff who bring food!
Till next week, then, folks…!
Or perhaps it was a good omen for that evening… Anyway, it was striking enough to make me pull in and reach for a camera!It's kind to share!
Where did that month go to…? I was going to do so much ‘around the new year’. I think I’ll have to make that Chinese new year. Hmm…
January 25: As we all say: they just don’t make thing like this any more…
January 29: When snow has just the right wetness and temperature (or wrong, depending on how you look at it.) This phenomenon known as ice accretion, can even bring power lines down due to the weight of ice!
February, folks? Bring it on!
Some of you already know my passion for reflections. They seem soothing, somehow. I always look out for scenes like this. Sometimes you can even turn the shot upside down, and crop it, to make a picture that looks like a painting!It's kind to share!