Last weekend I was at the incredible Also Festival. Two days of amazing talks, food and drink, wild swimming, music, and comedy. I know I would have loved it anyway but it felt especially sweet after the last year. We’ve already booked for next year!
This wonder woodland lounge area was one of the sites for talks in the day and comedy in the evening. I couldn’t leave without getting a photo could I? Props to the ever patient Jedi Hamster who tramped through the wet morning grass in her pyjamas to get this shot early on the Sunday morning.
Today is International Pineapple Day! According to Difford’s Guide (for discerning drinkers!) the word pineapple was originally used to describe the reproductive organs of the conifer tree (pine cones) and the spiky fruit was so named due to resemblance.
I can’t remember how I found out this date existed but I’ve had it up my sleeve as a reason to use this photo, which comes from the lockdown distance diaries project.
I spent last week in beautiful Northumberland. The friend I was holidaying with is not into my usual photo antics so my shots are scenic in a landscape way not a tits and arse way! Besides, Missy’s shot from that neck of the woods can’t be beaten in my opinion!
There were a few snaps for partners though. Here’s one from my first morning where I showed them what a great view my room had.
Three years ago when it was the Diptych prompt @19syllables and I had just been to Botany Bay and the result was Flotsam and Jetsam. Quite by chance, the Triptych prompt just after we’d spent the day on another Kent beach. I love serendipity.
“So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake.” Edgar Allan Poe
This morning my friends and I had Lake Geirionydd to ourselves. It was beautiful. The water was, shall we say, invigorating! We were very definitely wrapped up in wetsuits and neoprene boots and gloves. But it would have been rude not to snap a photo as I got changed after my swim, wouldn’t it?
I tweeted a version of this image a couple of weeks ago but this is the shot I was saving for the blog. Here I am, naked, looking out over the countryside from a beautiful cabin nestled in the trees, camera at the ready. Yes, I am definitely in my element.
If you follow me on Twitter you may well ha e seen me tweeting photos from a gorgeous cabin near Epping Forest.
It’s no secret that one of my favourite things to do is organise amazing outdoor photography adventures. Booking that place way back in the darkest hardest days of January was the best idea. Having that to think about and look forward to has been one of my lights at the end of this very long and very dark tunnel we’ve been in
It was chillier than I would have liked (especially at night!) and the forest was way busier than when I’ve been before but chilling out in beautiful surroundings was a tonic. It feels a very long time since I whiled away time just staring at a view and reading a whole book in a day. It was a luxury.
On Friday afternoon @19syllables and I spent a gorgeous couple of hours sat around Honey’s fire pit drinking tea and eating cake. 19s promptly started fishing skeleton leaves out of the pond and laying them out of dry.
“If I fall in you’re not allowed to laugh,” she said. “If you fall in I will laugh so hard I’ll let out a little bit of wee,” I replied. She didn’t fall in. I took a dried leaf away and promised to do a photo with it.