Symbiotic relationships

Perhaps we can learn from the animal kingdom. Looking out from the bathroom window the other day I witnessed something I had not seen before.Three sheep, taking their ease on three ledges was a picture in itself. Then a magpie arrived, closely followed by another. The magpies did not appear to be interested in the…

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Three score years, and ten

Yesterday I celebrated my 70th. And I mean ‘celebrated’! So much has happened over the past few years that I’m grabbing my 8th decade with all the strength and guts I have. As Bette Davis famously said, “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.” Monday – received wonderful, and surprising, news. Back in July I…

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Food Fun

There’s been some serious stuff going on. Wherever you are, you’ll know all about it. I have found committing my thoughts to concrete form an impossibility over the last few weeks. I’m not alone in this. Many of the bloggers I follow are just not posting either. There’s another link here, too, I believe. Invisible…

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Make life surreal

Strictly speaking ‘surreal’ means something that is unreal or fantastic. The other side of ordinary.Surrealism in art or literature suggests a disorientating or dreamlike state.Whichever way you cut it, I like to explore the ordinary in terms of landscape or architecture and create an image that goes beyond the expected or usual. From my photographs…

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Look out for friends …

and allow friends to look out for you. Sometimes we feel so vulnerable, or so out-of-kilter with what is happening that we shut others out. This is understandable, and part of being human. But at times like these, when nothing is predictable and nothing is what we have previously experienced, we may need to reach…

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Art, coming out of lockdown #2

Things are changing. Trouble is I don’t know when or where or how.I wonder how many of you feel the same. So I’m sharing one of my recent images, walking round in circles. Round and round the garden … Through the changing seasons and the changing weather I have walked around the same space in…

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