Tue, 14 February 2017 Let Love Rule
I created this Valentine’s Day image today, from a photo I took recently.
Whatever you think about the commercial qualities of this ‘holiday’, take a moment to consider all the people who love you today. And let them know how much you value them.
And if you are feeling unloved, take this to be your Valentine’s Day [...]
Mon, 11 April 2016 adorning our lives
Over the years I’ve become increasingly careful about what new items I bring into my home. I’ve spent several years paring back book collections and ornaments to remove anything I don’t truly appreciate.
I established my simple formula before Marie Kondo’s Spark Joy became a revolution, but from what I understand (as I haven’t read the [...]
Thu, 06 March 2014 I heart spring
This splendid image could be an easy snapshot to miss as I breezed by the hedgerow, but the flash of colour at the periphery of my vision flagged my attention. I have a sub-programme always running in my mind when I’m out and about called interesting things to photograph.
It’s a handy technique – noticing [...]
Tue, 16 April 2013 a floral interlude
Events in the world over the last couple of days have rendered me a little mute.
I received a bunch of flowers yesterday from my mother, and here are a trio of images I took this morning during the windswept sunshine.
Sometimes I need to remember beauty remains in the world.
Mon, 02 January 2012 milky way time-lapse
I love good time-lapse videos, but this one by Randy Halverson at Dakotalapse ticks all the boxes.
It offers a sublime glimpse into the reality of our planet’s part in the galaxy: a speck among a panoply of celestial bodies.
It’s pure inspiration.
Tue, 12 April 2011 altered in post
I took this picture a few days ago to accompany a guest blog post which went up today on the Irish women’s web site The Anti-Room.
The blog entry is called ‘Fly in the Foundation‘, and it’s about those dreadful ads on TV for beauty products (mascara and hair extensions in particular).
It was a subject I’d [...]
Wed, 24 November 2010 aurora magic
The world can seem full of hostility and hate if you pay too much attention to the mainstream media. Always, there are beautiful moments, and good people doing helpful work.
The following video is just a reminder to spend equal time focusing on what’s luminous in our world.
Timelapse of Aurora Borealis (HD) over Tromsø, Norway.
Wed, 17 November 2010 sun on sun
There was more stormy weather last night so there isn’t a leaf left on any trees in my garden. This morning the rain fled and left behind freshly-scrubbed skies and searing sunshine. I took this image after my walk in the woods, where I snapped a few nice images also.
It’s difficult to capture [...]