Looking Back (on a grey Friday in January)

My thoughts are preoccupied with sunnier days today.

The weather forecast is calling for my area to be rainy and above temperature for the next few days, making everything around me an unfortunate shade of dull.  Colour will not be in my life for while – so naturally I am craving it.

Scrolling through my library gives me what I desire – the rich warm textures and colour from photographs I took in the summer months.

purple cone flower -  in the sun

I found this one of some purple cone flowers in full bloom and thought:

“Ahhhhhh – just what I need on this cold, bland day.”  I then sat and stared at it for a while, happily recalling the I took this picture.  It seems like so long ago!

I can almost feel the heat of the sun as it bounces off the petals.  I wish I could dive in and completely immerse myself in the glow coming off the colours.

But I can’t.


Besides, tomorrow morning I will wake up and love all the rain drops and fog.  I will no doubt lose myself for a couple of hours with my camera….

Days Like This

This may not be the most technically perfect photograph I have posted on my blog, but it is one that I will remember fondly.

“jump!” (shot with my iPhone, Instagram app, “toast” filter)

Though his days of “freedom” may be numbered, but my son is still enjoying every moment of his summer vacation.  For the time being, the looming confines of school are the furthest thing from his mind.   Here, he jumps endlessly on the trampoline in our yard…I took a break from my computer (and work) to join him.

The sun is setting on another picture perfect August day.  The sky is blue.  The air is sweet.

We savour every drop we can on days like this.