WPC: Earth

This photo makes me think of Earth, especially at this time of year. The beauty and renewal that Spring time brings, in views like this, gives me hope and makes me smile. I’m lucky to have such amazing scenes close to home that really give me motivation and inspiration to go out and capture our wonderful, natural world.

WPC: Graceful

Long grass

Whenever I see these tall, brown grasses swaying in the breeze, I always feel they look so graceful especially with the bright sunlight shining through them. They may not be as pretty as flowers, but the uniformity of the tiny leaves that make them up gives them a lovely depth and texture.

Brilliantly blue

Blue wall and doors

This brilliantly, vibrant blue wall commands attention, and the worn doors and window shutters resting against it adds dimension, contrast and shape. I find the blue soothing and relaxing, like the sea on a hot summer’s day, a view to get lost in and for daydreaming.

Steampunk kaleidoscopes

On my recent wander around London I came across Piccadilly Market. I don’t normally go to this part of London, so I decided to have a look around. There were lots of unique things to look at and buy, from hand crafted pop up cards and precious gems to pocket watches and stamps. What really captured my attention though were the steampunk kaleidoscopes. I’ve always loved kaleidoscopes, the lovely colours and the endless patterns that emerge from so simple an idea using mirrors, reflections and beads.

Steampunk kaleidoscopes

Steampunk kaleidoscopes

As I loved them so much I couldn’t walk away without buying one. I decided on a keyring version as I felt it was a more sensible size, plus I could have a peek whenever I felt like.

Steampunk kaleidoscopes keyring

And just to give you an idea here’s some (blurry, sorry) shots of what I can see through the tiny eye hole.

Kaleidoscope pattern

Kaleidoscope pattern

The kaleidoscopes keyring is a nice addition to my set of keys and I’m glad I came across it so unexpectedly.

WPC: Vibrant mosaics

Colourful mosaic

I love the vibrant, fun colours of these mosaic tiles, each with unique patterns and details. Some might find these gaudy but I think they look really interesting with lots going on and they really capture my attention.

Monopoly on the Square

My sister and I headed into London today to Trafalgar Square to see the giant Monopoly board that’s based on the game we used to play as kids. It’s been installed there for the weekend and is part of the London Games Festival that’s being held over the Easter break.

The Monopoly board wasn’t big as we imagined and there weren’t as many game pieces as we’d hoped but it was still a fun idea, and with the weather so warm and sunny we were happy to be out, even if we didn’t get a chance to play a round.

I think we had most fun though climbing up to where the famous bronze lions sit that guard Nelson’s Column. We haven’t done this since we were kids and no one cried this time!