We’ve reached the end of 2017 and in some ways it’s felt liked a long year, in another it’s like it passed by quicker than ever. I’ve been lucky to go to lots of amazing places this year with family and friends and I leave you with some of my favourite photos that I took. I hope 2018 is an amazing, blessed year for you and me and that the World is calmer, more peaceful and that ease comes to those experiencing hard times.
Happy New Year to all of you and thank you for taking an interest in my little world.
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.
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.
I’m not sure where the path of destiny will take me but I’m keen to find out in time to come. This path is uncertain and may look unwelcoming, but it shows potential for beauty to blossom as the days go by.
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.
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.
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.
And just to give you an idea here’s some (blurry, sorry) shots of what I can see through the tiny eye hole.
The kaleidoscopes keyring is a nice addition to my set of keys and I’m glad I came across it so unexpectedly.
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.
I love geodes and this amethyst one is incredibly pretty, with crystals of varying shapes and sizes. Whenever I see a geode I really want to reach out and touch the smooth outer ring and the opposing sharp jagged crystals within.
Whenever I see bright green leaves it reminds me of the Earth‘s renewal each year and a chance to start afresh. More importantly, it shows me that the world is alive and that we should look after of it.