On Journals, Blogging, Letters and Constructing the (Writing) Self

The other day I was trying to catch up on reading the blogs I follow. One of the first things you learn as a blogger is the need to connect with other bloggers and read their posts. It’s not as easy as it sounds especially if, like me, you discover a blog, read one or two posts […]

DRY TIMES, LESSONS FROM A THREE YEAR OLD AND KINDNESS

DRY TIMES It’s been a slow week as far as writing is concerned. Maybe the ten-day photography challenge wore me out or perhaps it’s simply one of those weeks when words stagger across the computer screen, trip over each other and refuse to form a coherent sentence. Instead of worrying, we can see these dry periods as […]

Developing your Eye: Day Ten

Going Monochrome Today is the last day of this challenge. I’ve enjoyed taking part and I’m extremely grateful for my readers’ interest and positive comments. In addition to learning more about photography and cameras, I’ve discovered some wonderful blogs. Stepping from the world of words, sentences and paragraphs into the world of images, the rule of thirds, […]

Developing Your Eye: Day Eight

Treasure The day after my grand daughter was born my son, who is a gifted photographer but lacks the time to develop his talents, took this photograph of his new born daughter. Later that year, while playing around with my camera, I photographed my partner as he prepared our Christmas Dinner, our first one  with our […]

Developing your Eye Day Three

Water Water: there is much about it that appeals. The fluid, almost magical way it finds its own level, how it soothes and abrades, sustains and dissolves, rests still and deep for years then, during a dry season, simply evaporates.  Water often represents our emotions; we are ‘flooded by our feelings’ or ‘deeply in love’ […]