Bougainvillea brings me immense joy, whenever I catch sight of it, because it tells me that I must be abroad in a hot climate. I have seen it in Australia, India, Greece and Spain, amongst other countries, and its profuse, pink foliage is hard to miss. If there is a breeze, then the pink blooms … Continue reading Flower of the day
via Photo Challenge: Layered Layered A short flight to Athens, a bus ride to the historic port of Piraeus and just over an hour's crossing of the Saronic Gulf by Catamaran and I was on the idyllic island of Ydra (also known as Hydra) last week, taking a few days out from autumnal England, to … Continue reading Layers in the Saronic Gulf
In our consumer society - the waiting objects for sale, look as weary as the vendors. Photographs I took on a walkabout in San Francisco with my old Panasonic Lumix, 2010.
via Daily Prompt: Priceless A few ideas popped up in my head for this fantastic daily Word Prompt : The moment I realise that I have just managed to capture an elusive moment on my camera. 'Transparent' - an Amazon original drama - 'real' characters and family stories, cinematically filmed, an evocative title track, and … Continue reading ‘Just Priceless’
via Daily Prompt: Continue A quick and delicious way to cook fish with a summery, barbecued feel is griddled massalla fish. The griddle has to be thoroughly pre-heated on a low heat and I find that the best cooking oil for extra crispy and non-oily fish skin, is avocado oil. I have used coconut oil … Continue reading Continue the feel of summer with griddled fish
via Daily Prompt: Critical Jack had a critical mother and the impact of this on his entire life, slowly became clear to Lucy. His mother would never have accepted that this dynamic was at play, nor that the comfort and warmth she had provided him from childhood, did little to outweigh her toxic effects on … Continue reading Critical Mother
Structure I was in India early last year, visiting family and on the last day of the trip, we made a trip to Old Delhi and Chandni Chowk. We took a rickshaw that weaved its way through the impossibly narrow alleyways, miraculously avoiding contact with the busy heaving crowds. We whizzed past a myriad open … Continue reading Old Delhi Flats and Cables: Structure
via Photo Challenge: Corner Last year I received an exciting invitation to the wedding of a friend I had met in Greece, several years earlier. I had seen her every year since then, at the end of each summer, when we visited a favourite spot amongst the Dodecanese Islands. She spoke Spanish, Greek … Continue reading A magical corner of the world
via Daily Prompt: Visceral Visceral seems to be the word of the moment. It is freely used to describe any experience, for example a good film or a piece of music, that had an impact and the speaker often puts a fist to their solar plexus for emphasis. I had a truly visceral experience at … Continue reading Hold on to your viscera!
via Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny! (There seems to have been a glitch and my original writing accompanying the photograph has disappeared. I will try to re-write it from memory but it is not easy trying to recreate spontaneity.) Photographs used in iconic posters have made a lasting impression on me. We used to … Continue reading Shiny…and not so much.