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Leap!

Having an extra day in February really messes with having four themed weeks doesn’t it? But then @19syllables reminded me of my trampolining photos from last summer. Hurrah! So here I am leaping for joy at our extra day! Shame the sky doesn’t look like this today!

Thank you to everyone who has commented on and shared and laughed along with my sometimes ridiculous photos. And biggest thanks to all the participants in my February Photo Fest for getting so enthusiastically involved – I definitely couldn’t have done it without you! <cue the the music> <dabs eyes>

Until next time, au revoir!

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Deep Blue

I’m totally breaking the February Photo Fest rules here. All photos are meant to be of you or be photos you have taken. These rules have been flexed a little at times for practical reasons and some images have been taken by the models at home and in their own time. They were at least specifically intended for this month’s endeavour though.

Not this one. This is a holiday photo taken by Mr Haiku. But it’s Monday (again!), the weather is still miserable and this winter is lasting for fucking ever. So here’s a little summery joy for your timelines for today’s sports week swimming shot.

February Photofest

Happy Birthday, blog!

Five years ago today I published my first post. Exactly three hundred posts later (I didn’t aim for a round number for my anniversary, that’s just chance!) here I land at the ‘wood’ anniversary.

So to celebrate five years and to kick off sports week on my February Photo Fest here’s a photo of me running naked in the woods. Ordinarily I’d write some long wafflely words about what a ride it’s been and how much all you folk mean to me, but I have a four-year-old niece who wants to see some dinosaurs so I need to dash!

Here’s to five more years. Will I need to change my name to Exposing50?

When the bee stings

This shot was a lovely opportunistic surprise. My friend and I were wandering around a maze near where I live. I have visited (and been lost) there many times but had never before spotted the cute way markers dotted round the place. How fortuitous then, when one of our plans for that day was to shoot some images for my February Photo Fest, to spot this bee stone!

This photo became the first photo I took for this year’s challenge (and the first I ever took of this person!) and it’s the last one from my The Sound of Music week. Tomorrow we start on the food themed week. It’s going to get more ridiculous, folks…

February Photofest

Peaking Around the Corner

A new year and a new decade is just around the corner and I’m excited to see it unfold. I love this time of year. I have a couple more days with my parents which I’ll enjoy but really I’m itching to get back to my flat and start my annual exercise of making lists and plotting experiences and adventures. I know for sure that more photos in the wild will be on the list!

Happy New Year to all of you – I hope the year ahead is full of joy. Thanks for all the support this year for my blog and for my crazy photo adventures and musings and life and love!

Photo by Missy.

Sinful Sunday

Hole in the Wall

Here is the third and final (for now!) photo from my day out with Missy. As regular readers know, it’s very rare for me to show my belly – I much prefer to focus on my arse and legs, which I approve of much more! – but I really love this shot so here I am turned towards the camera for a change.

Sinful Sunday

In Ruins

Here’s the second in a series of three photos I’m posting from my recent photo adventure with Missy. This photo was taken in the same location as this weekend’s post from her. We were so lucky to have this all to ourselves!

Sinful Sunday

Wuthering Heights

“Out on the wiley, windy moors
We’d roll and fall in green
Kate Bush, Wuthering Heights

As I’ve said here before, I am called Catherine because my Mum was reading Wuthering Heights when she was pregnant with me. So it’s not surprising that an outdoor shot on the wiley windy Yorkshire Moors has been on my blog bucket list for years. A rainy cold Saturday in November may not seem like the best time to make it happen but Missy and I are dedicated to our art so off we went. And actually I think it strikes the perfect bleak mood.

Sinful Sunday

Hidden Corner

This week, I was down in Kent helping a friend out with her children. One afternoon, while preparing an obstacle course for after school playtime, I spotted a mirror propped up against her shed. Well, I couldn’t miss that opportunity, could I?! Her garden is overlooked from all directions and I could hear and see a gardener at work, so I quickly squeezed myself into the one hidden corner the garden affords.

Sinful Sunday

Blooms 

The rose is without explanation;
She blooms, because She blooms.
Angelus Silesius

More from my early morning visit to Hampstead Pergola with @JediHamster001Sinful Sunday
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