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“There are always two people in every picture; The photographer and the viewer…”

– Ansel Adams

The first and most important thing to say, is that a Book of Quotations is an awesome thing and the index is even more so. For my Birthday a few weeks ago (which was also awesome), I was treated to the Oxford Book of Quotations. It may sound tedious but for someone who is inspired by quotes, quotes quotes, and writes quotes at the top of all blog entries – it is just a fantastic thing. I never realised until now how much I appreciated a good Index! And just look at those A.A Milne quotes just waiting to be quoted…

So on to the blog!  I spent the weekend on the Isle of Wight which was absolutely fabulous – those photos will follow soon as I need to wade through them. But prepare to be chilled by the Sunset and inspired by the blue skies because it was beautiful over there and we were so lucky with the weather. For now though, tonight we wandered up to the Woods. We’re incredibly lucky to have them right on our doorstep and even more so that they are practically unspoiled.

No-one disturbed us as we coaxed and persuaded Maisy to pose…she takes a lot of persuading these days as she finds the outside world much more interesting than the lens of a camera! But pose she did, of sorts anyway. It took some tennis ball bribery.

The pictures don’t capture the smell of the yellow fields (hayfever inducing) and the scent of the bluebells covering the Forest floor, you’ll just have to imagine those.

This evening was also the first chance that I got to capture the mythical flying dog on camera…she does exist! It looks even weirder frozen on camera than it does in person, who knew that dogs feet disappeared completely when they ran!

Stay posted – more photos will follow later this week and Wedding season kicks in again on Saturday which will keep us busy once more!

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“Each day has a colour, a smell.”
― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

I wanted to catch the essence of today in a photograph. The weather is still grey and gloomy but the rain is a bit more sporadic giving us some respite for just a few hours which I stole a bit of to get today’s photographs. But the wind has picked up and when the breeze hits it’s a little bit of warm and a lot of cold! The plants wouldn’t stay still, naturally, and so in the end I stopped battling with them and let the blur hit. It was a painful decision to make!

However it makes a nice change from still life – capturing nature in motion. The weekend looks to be brighter and so I’m crossing everything in the hopes that the weather forecast is right! It’s been right so far in predicting our weeks of endless rain – so here’s hoping.

I just wanted to say thank you to all those following the blog, commenting, liking and so on. Each day a few more creep in and I’m grateful for the support to keep going on this challenge! Thank You. I will aim to put some variation in over the following weekend! Stand by…

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