My friends Morwhenna Woolcock and Jaimie MacDonald have designated 21st September as International Connect to Nature Day, to encourage people from all over the world to reconnect with nature one moment at a time.
For my part, I spent the afternoon in Richmond Park sitting in a clearing and creating a wild mandala out of twigs and leaves, while rutting stags bellowed in the distance.
This is my favourite haunt when I want to be close to nature – a stretch of the River Thames about 10 minutes drive from where I live. We’re very fortunate to be so close to both the Thames and Richmond Park (see below), my other favourite haunt (although it hasn’t had so much of a look-in since I discovered the river!)
This is the first photo I’ve edited on my new Mac – it’s taken me ages, and I had to use pixlr.com to add the text!
I love the zig-zag effect of the lines from the two balconies and a flight of stairs.
This was an interesting photo prompt today – “adornment” doesn’t really figure much in my vocabulary.
I only ever wear a single dainty ring on one finger of each hand – and although I quite like large earrings, they hurt my ears. I do like scarves, especially if they have a bit of sparkle in them, and I have been known to wear a hat on occasions…
But the thing I most like to adorn myself with is a camera. When I’m wandering around with a camera, getting into awkward positions to find just the right angle for a shot, it’s like I step out of my quiet skin and turn into a bolder and more adventurous version of myself.
This is such an iconic skyline – with the London Eye, Hungerford Bridge, Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster (aka the Houses of Parliament) – taken from Waterloo Bridge at sunset in December 2012.
I enjoy taking evening photographs of London during the winter, when the sun sets early – so I can still catch a train home before the rush hour starts, and be snug in front of the fire by teatime!