Drops of little things
“Think of all the beauty still left around & be happy” Anne Frank
The long days of winter seem to be longer this year. Normally I don’t fret about the weather or warm sunshine but this year I have started to yearn for the colours of Spring and hopefully warmer days. I have suffered a lot from the prolonged cold affecting my hands and body. Photography has been painful at times.
Today I read this quote from Anne Frank, a girl who really knew suffering.
Colourful flowers where given to me, how could I keep their beauty to myself. I just had to share this pretty flower on my blog tonight. Something lives in every hue…..be happy! Beverley
Nature reserves some of her choice rewards for days when her mood may appear to be somber.
Rachel Carson (1907-1964) – The Sense of Wonder, (1956)
My penultimate month of this 365 day project. I have chosen a selection of unusual photos I found in the garden. I found this a difficult month as there is no vibrancy of pretty flowers, or butterflies to chase! I was going to choose the beautiful hues of falling keaves but decided to share some quirky photographs which really did make me use my imagination! I hope you can see the things I saw……I will be starting my final month tomorrow and contemplating how much taking a photo a day has taught me. Please call back to see my final month and possibly a few extra posts as the month passes. Thank you to all who encourage me via wordpress and Twitter I really appreciate your feedback and support. Beverley
The unexpected colours of Autumn.
How many years have I always considered autumnal hues to be the beautiful shades of golden brown, red and bronze?
This year while taking my photo a day I have discovered autumn has hidden colours in our garden which I have missed every year to date! My ōlloclip has been my companion to finding yet more beauty in nature.
I don’t think anyone would want to hear me singing but when I think about Autumn five words of an old hymn come alive in my mind. The hymn: “Loved with everlasting love”: “something lives in every hue”
I hope someone will see what I mean…..Beverley
As it’s day 300 of my photo a day challenge I decided to post an update to my blog.
First and foremost I cannot believe I have actually reached day 300.
Ok I love my iPhone and would have been taking photos, here, there and everywhere but to have to take one with a project in mind, not using one which I had taken previously just because I couldn’t think of one to take one of the days….. is the reason this is a challenge. I have kept going although I feel I am really being tested now as my main canvas (the garden) has significantly changed from an abundance of flowers and insects….yes I have even discovered they are incredibly detailed and worthy of a place in my 365.
The colder weather will test me too as my hands suffer a lot in the cold. Painful and unusable at times even if I am wearing gloves or inside! It’s only autumn and I have already found I layer up with boots, fleece and jacket just to go out to find my photo in the garden.
I really have enjoyed the challenge to date and will have to believe in myself that I will complete the next 65 days, carefully thinking about my subject and keeping my mind engaged to find a photo and an apt title for each one. This project has taught me a lot about the style of iPhoneography I am trying to achieve plus given me a completely different view of our garden over each season, that’s good as I love nature and really didn’t realise some of the beauty I didn’t see previously.
I look back at the photos from the beginning of 365 and can see how I stumbled and how much I have learned but know full well I have so much more to learn. I hope to keep on pushing my goalposts after I have completed the full project. I will look back on 2013 as the start of leaning curve I really needed to join.
I hope people who have been kind to visit my blog and view my photos will keep with me for 65 more days. Thank you for staying with me to date B
Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about : Author Unknown