I was on a roll. My days had a rhythm to them. Writing, gardening, photography and volunteer work. Habits that I’d consciously worked on over the past couple of years. Patterns I’d established in adjusting to life with a cardiac condition.Continue reading “Thinking Outside the Square”
Continue reading “Bringing the Strawberry Bed Inside”
I’m unexpectedly confined at home. Immobilised for several weeks with a foot fracture and only able to look at my garden from our windows.
Continue reading “Reading Between the Tiles – One Liner”
When an upside down cast iron bath shoots out the front door like a bullet, clearly something is wrong.
Written words never made sense to dad as a child. Letters jumbled off the pages, morphed into shapes and pictures, became visualisations and plans for gadgets. At the age of 12 he built his own bike from bits and pieces, and the urge to fix and construct, rode away with him.Continue reading “Reading Between the Tiles – Cold Feet”
Continue reading “Reading Between the Tiles – The Gift”
A time-lapse portrait of an elderly couple reveals itself through the half-open doorway; each vertical slice shakily, achingly, shuffling to the next.
Continue reading “Why I Write Memoir”
I write because when I tilt my head the words fall out.
Continue reading “Photographing Elderly Parents, the ethics of”
Permission to take and use these photographs was essential from the outset. That required ensuring that my elderly parents understood how my images might be used – publicly on blogs and perhaps in print.
Continue reading “Dobbing a Tree in, making a complaint”
I dobbed a tree in today – went online and made my complaint and I fully expect the relevant department to bring along some serious machinery and do some damage.
I’m not sure who was busier in my garden over summer. In a frenzy of activity – the bees were pollinating while I was maintaining and harvesting.Continue reading “Autumn Garden Assessment”
Continue reading “Improving My Garden Photography 2”
Autumn has arrived and put me in the mood for some creative garden photography. These are mainly constructed in camera using the multiple exposure mode.
Continue reading “The Drag of Photography, choosing what to keep”
Some photography tasks are a drag. Not the first one: it’s so easy in the moment to press the shutter … and keep pressing the shutter … and press it some more for good measure.
Continue reading “Street Photography – A Town Awakes”
Having a fancy DSLR camera does not give me the right to cross ethical boundaries with vulnerable individuals who in no way could give informed consent to being photographed. The clinic was NOT a street setting.