A PHOTO A DAY HELPS ……

 

On 8th April 2020, during the Coronvirus crisis and lockdown, I started posting one or more of my photos each day, selected from the past at random and usually for no particular reason except that I liked them and hoped that others would also enjoy them. Then, from the fourth week, I decided to choose a theme for each week. Please scroll down below the list of themes to see all the photos I have posted this year, starting with the most recent. There is more text in the actual Posts – click on UPDATES if you want to access the originals. (To see the photos enlarged, click on one in each section and then scroll through them using the arrows on each side.)

The themes have been:

Weeks 1, 2 & 3: 8th – 25th April – Random photos
Week 4:    26th April – 2nd May – Birds of the world
Week 5:    3rd – 9th May – Landscapes (world)
Week 6:    10th – 16th May – Children of the world
Week 7:    17th-23rd May – Butterflies of UK and Europe
Week 8:    24th – 30th May – Uganda (mixed)
Week 9:    31st May-6th June – Wild flowers of UK
Week 10: 7th – 13th June – Norway
Week 11: 14th – 20th June – Reflections
Week 12: 21st -27th June – Lemurs of Madagascar
Week 13: 28th June – 4th July – Mosses and Lichens, Fungi and Ferns
Week 14: 5th – 11th July – Ruins
Week 15: 12th – 18th July – Yellow
Week 16: 19th – 25th July – Domesticated Animals
Week 17: 26th July – 1st August – Bridges
Week 18: 2nd – 8th August – Birds of Bempton Cliffs
Week 19: 9th – 15th August – Between Sunset and Sunrise
Week 20: 16th – 22nd August – Iron and Metalwork
Week 21: 23rd – 29th August – A Week in Pembrokeshire
Week 22: 30th Aug – 5th Sept – Wild Mammals in the UK
Week 23: 6th – 12th Sept – Rocks and Boulders, Stones and Pebbles
Week 24: 13th – 19th Sept – Photography day at Pitsford Water Nature Reserve
Week 25: 20th – 26th Sept – Dead Wood

Please scroll down if you want to look at a particular theme. The most recent are first.

Week 25: 20th – 26th Sept – Dead Wood

 

Week 23: 6th – 12th Sept 2020 – Photography day at Pitsford Water Nature Reserve

 

Week 24: 13th – 19th Sept 2020 – Rocks and Boulders, Stones and Pebbles

 

Week 22: 30th Aug – 5th Sept 2020 – Wild Mammals in the UK

 

Week 21: 23rd – 29th August 2020 – A Week in Pembrokeshire, Wales

We spent a week in Pembrokeshire with some of our family from 15th-22nd August so I posted photos from the holiday the following week.

 

Week 20: 16th – 22nd August – Iron and Metalwork

This was one of my weekly themes – and the rustier, the better! “Strange”, you may say. Perhaps – but I think rusty iron relics are very photogenic and somehow evocative reminders of a bygone age. And they are so often near the sea, where the salty air makes iron rust more quickly.

 

Week 19: 9th – 15th August 2020 – Between Sunset and Sunrise

No one can fail to be deeply moved and enthralled by the colours of sunsets and sunrises – as well as by the moon in between. It’s not surprising that they also have significance in spirituality and various traditions as they mark the passing of time, new beginnings and endings in such a beautiful way. The light doesn’t only transform the sky and clouds, but also the sea or landscapes around – nothing is untouched.

 

And now for “in between” – the night time.

 

The waxing and waning of a Supermoon I saw in Nepal in November 2016.

 

Sunrises

 

Week 18: 2nd – 8th August 2020 – Birds of Bempton Cliffs

 

 

Week 17: 26th July – 1st August 2020 – Bridges

Suspension bridge in Norway

 

Week 16: 19th – 25th July 2020 – Domesticated Animals 

 

Week 15: 12th – 18th July 2020 – YELLOW

A variety of photos this week which all show something yellow!

Hats for sale in Madagascar

Yellows in Norway

 

From around the world, a perfect combination: yellow and butterflies.

 

 

Week 14: 5th – 11th July  2020 – RUINS

 

We have a lovely picture in our bedroom of Rochester Castle done around 1878. It was painted by one of my ancestors, John Hornby Maw, who was a close friend of William Hunt and J.M.W. Turner. The three of them often painted together. There are very similar paintings of the interior of Maw’s living room in Hastings done by them.

We visited Rochester a couple of years ago to see if we could identify where Maw sat to make the painting and compare it with how it looks now. We found the spot, near the Cathedral, but it was tricky to photograph because of a busy road, a car park and the sun straight in front of me! But we found it fascinating to see how little had really changed with the castle itself.

 

 

Week 13: 28th June – 4th July 2020 – MOSSES AND LICHENS, FUNGI AND FERNS

Sphagnum moss in Norway

The beauty of ferns unfolding

 

Fungi

 

Lichens