…., but even more so watch adverts. Especially as our hero would never have authorised them to naffly mix his soul boy image with the Ziggy lightning flash. Who is allowing this???? The ad is new.
Minestronne d’inizio autunno
I know I know earl autumn has long been and gone, but this is my favourite Minestronne recipe, and the star is this beautiful Fennel.
After having received the gift of Flu for Christmas I was down and out for the count. Today is the first day since then that I feel a little normal (whatever that is).
Anyway, so today I am cooking this gorgeous soup.
Hope you are all well.
Thank you all who have visited. You all matter.
My wish to you all for 2020 and beyond –
Invest In Yourself
Follow your soul
Be kind to yourself and others
Set an intention
You are awakening
Third eye is opening
Watch your thoughts
You are remembering who you are
Now December is here
with its carpet of leaves
and the songs of the dead fill my ears
all the champions are fallen
all the heroes are deceived
and the world they made has disappeared
So let’s tell it like is
let’s nail it on the line
let’s be clean with our tongues from here on in
for we’re deep in the heart
of the enemy’s design
just waiting for the breakout to begin
Did you ever encounter someone with a really striking face. I’m not talking striking in the stereotypically beautiful way, but striking in that it has a lot of character. Maybe it is heavily scored by time or life, maybe it is scarred, maybe it is prominent structure… it made you stop and wonder about the story of the person behind the face. It also often makes you want to create a portrait of them. Anyway, I sometimes feel that way about trees.
Eyeryone is hiding and no-one makes a sound
Everyone has a heart and it’s calling for something
And we are all so sick and tired of seeing things as they are
Horses are just horses and their manes aren’t full of fire
And the fields are just fields and there is no Lord
And everyone is hidden and everyone is cruel
And there is no shortage of tyrants and no shortage of fools
And the little white shape dancing at the end of the light
Is just a wish that time can’t dissolve at all
Gardening at night
Sweetcorn for the pot
Just another average night in Plusquellec !
The weather has really taken a right turn here. This whole week was rain and overcast skies, which means the quality of light has really changed here. And that in turn has me thinking about light. In some sense, I am always thinking about light. It is difficult to be a photographer and not think about light. I love the light this time of year, it is some of my favourite. I also love the weather. Which makes me the inverse of many who prefer the summer months. I am not much of a sunny day kind of guy but this year I spent much more time working with those bright, full-on sun days and learning to photograph in that kind of light.
So this is one of the photos I made, where I was trying to work with the light, and the mood it brought with it. So much of photography hinges upon what happens before the photo ever exists. It is what is going on in your head. So I always try to work on that, being mindful of how I am thinking in addition to what I am thinking. And yes, it has been easy for me to slip into the “I don’t like sunny, bright days” mentality, but this year has also seen me have success pushing back against that and getting images I like as a result.
I only share this because moving into the rainy autumn months; I know many out there do the same thing with this weather. So I wanted to try to remind you that there are other perspectives out there. If you can find ways to tap into those, or share in what they see a bit, it can have a big benefit in terms of what you can do with that camera.