Emerging Sun

Emerging Sun

I’ve been on granny duty this week – which means an unusually early start to my day and a brisk morning walk instead of a long lingering coffee as I come to terms with the new day. Mornings have been cold and foggy and the past couple of days the sun has been slow to emerge, although the afternoons have been warm and sunny.
This morning however, the sun was beginning to burn through the fog as I made my way back from the walk to school. It reassured me that, even though the day had started shrouded in mist and cold, before too long the sun would break through to brighten the day ahead,

A little bit amazed!

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Well – what started as an experiment to satisfy my own creative impulses seems to have appealed to a few of you out there – hence my amazement! Amazement that my own amateur efforts at seeing the world through a camera lens have generated such a response. I am truly thankful for all the likes and follows that I have accumulated in the few weeks since I started this blog.
Many of you have found me in recent days through the Weekly Photo Challenge, which I finally decided to participate in, after much consideration. It has me hooked – to the point where I went to bed last night mentally scanning through the images I have stored on my laptop, trying to find ways I could adapt them to fit the current challenge.
What a wonderful, friendly, inspirational community this is! By scrolling through the blogs of those who have responded to my efforts I have been inspired to do more with my camera and, of course, to spin the web of words to accompany the results. I am trying hard to respond to as many as I can but have to confess that initially, I am drawn to those who share similar interests of place, theme, style……. but I am learning new things and finding new ideas in everything I look at.
Thank you WordPressers for welcoming me so readily …… I look forward to sharing more, viewing more and learning more. The Weekly Photo Challenge is obviously the way forward and perhaps, one day, I might be brave enough to take up a writing challenge too!

Somewhere to sit

Somewhere to sit

Come, sit by me.
Gaze into the distance. What do you see? A family….. children and dogs – running, chasing; adults talking, meandering? A woman, alone, the dog trotting along beside her? Is your sky blue or grey? Do you see the trees peppered with bright green buds about to burst; are they clothed in a rich green robe, or stark and bare like a skeleton?
Close your eyes for a while. Do you feel the warmth of the sun on your face, or the biting wind stinging your cheeks?
Listen. What do you hear? Is it the music of the birds singing in the branches? Or the dogs yapping; children squealing? The distant roar of traffic calling you back? The wind rustling through the trees perhaps?
Or silence?