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“Rainbows apologize for angry skies.”
~Sylvia Voirol

And although it has passed – in its wake it leaves a lot of devastation and destruction. The noise last night was incredible, we even heard as large trees fell onto flats just a mile or so away. Power lines are down this morning, flood waters have risen again and everywhere, there is either trees, limbs, branches or debris to contend with.

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Further afield there are reports of sinkholes, somebody has died on a cruise ship after it was hit by a freak wave, people enjoying a valentines meal on the coast last night had to be evacuated with care due to the pebbles and rocks being picked up and thrown around.

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It’s pretty bad. But today the sun is shining, the wind has died down (a little) and the rain has stopped. This might finally be the reprieve that we need. More rain is forecast tonight but not nearly as bad as the last week and hopefully this will give the local flooded communities a chance to recover.

8clatford 7stockbridge 6stockbridgeA whole line of trees have fallen onto power lines just a mile away with many of the cables down on the ground, hidden by the debris and foliage around them. It’s quite precarious, and more trees will fall before the day is done.

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“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.

Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.”


― Ellen Goodman

So here we are again. Day One. This time last year I was triumphantly finishing up the challenge of taking a photograph a day, revelling in my new found free time. It seems I don’t miss it that much… To start off the 1st of January 2014, I have selected probably the most longest quote possible. But you know what, it rings very true.

This time on the 1st January 2012, there were just three or four of you following this blog. (Hi Mum!) Now, whether you read this or not it’s landing in the ‘feeds’ or email inbox’s of over 1,000 people. I hope that as I progress through 2014 and bombard you with photographs of Buddy (the dog), sunsets and food amongst other things – I hope that I don’t disappoint.

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I’m excited to be starting this again, even more so because I have at least four brides and grooms to photograph on four different days this year. I have a family photoshoot in the near future and I’m sure people will be throwing babies and pets my way. In between all of that, I aim to have a little bit of fun and photograph the obscure, the ordinary and the forgotten. For day one, I wanted impact. I wanted to give you rolling hills, famous landmarks, fantastic weather, fresh new starts…Instead, we hit a flood in the road and had to turn back, dejectedly!

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However all was not completely lost. With more ventures into the hills we found a few more landscapes, puddles and fallen trees. Pheasants and other birds were also found but not a person in sight. It was deathly quiet. Somewhat nice too!

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So for this journey into 2014, and for those that are interested, I will mostly be taking my Photographs with an iphone (for the off days), a Sony D-SLR A57 and a Sony Cybershot (point and shoot). Oh yes and hopefully a GoPro and quadcopter, if  I’m allowed ;)

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