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Seeing the world

Its a classic time of year for me to be adding a load of eye-catching nature pictures to my newsfeed following long winter walks. To those of my friends who don’t live in my part of the world, or even a similar climate (and there are several), it may seem as though I live in a completely DIFFERENT world, but I don’t…not really.

I started doing an online photography course yesterday and I loved it when the teacher described how she saw a feather hanging off a branch in a pubic garden and pounced on it with her camera. Her friend said to her “How did you SEE that?” and she replied “How did you NOT?” I’m just the same and, like her, I would have then spent the next half hour angling different shots at this feather while my friend scuffed her feet around wondering when we were going for some lunch – I do that to my family all the time – but its not that I’m trying to force the beauty out of a subject. Its already there…its everywhere, its just a case of being receptive to it, to really see it, to notice it wherever it presents itself. Continue reading

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One walk, many skies

It was one of those bright and reasonably warm February afternoons where the sun is acute and golden in a bright blue sky yet it was already working on producing some wonderful contrast, whipping up clouds into monumental formations, sculpting … Continue reading

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Delighting in the detours

It was an unusually early start for me this morning, with my parent hat on, and so I took the opportunity to continue on to some woods I hadn’t visited for a while for my morning dog walk. Not being … Continue reading

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Verdant is here!

It’s finally happening, nature is unfurling. I noticed my first spring-dressed tree just yesterday as I was driving along the winding country lanes near home –  a startling green lollipop against the brown woody garb of winter that seems to … Continue reading

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