Here I am back from an extended blog break as a result of Christmas and a very busy work schedule at the start of the year.
This year I decided not to make any New Year Resolutions, in the past I had all the usual plans, lose weight, get fit, exercise very day, eat less and more healthily, drink less and so it goes on. I would start the year with grandiose improvement plans which would have all stopped or failed within a few weeks, sometimes leaving me a bit depressed by my apparent lack of will power.
It seems I meet exactly the remark of one of the characters in the Oscar Wilde comedy play Lady Windermere's Fan, " I can resist anything except temptation"
By the way when I was checking exactly where this saying came from i discovered a lot of other good quotes from this play
- you can read them at - http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/1897835-lady-windermere-s-fan
At least so far I have stuck to my "no resolution" almost exactly.
Anyone who has been following my blog will recall that a few months ago I started a collection of photographs taken out of my Hotel room window whenever I was travelling. As my job takes me all over Europe I have lots of opportunities for this collection.
Well this year I have taken this a step further by joining a website called Blipfoto, which allows you to upload just one single photograph each day, with the aim to have a photograph each day. This has two impacts, both to create a record of the year but also to make you think all the time what your photograph can be today, so you end up always looking for things to photograph.
Yesterdays photo is below and if you are interested you can find the others at....http://www.blipfoto.com/Bizonderimage
It was incredibly cold and quite windy when I took this photo, the display in my car said -5C but AccuWeather on my iPad gave a 'realfeel" temperature of -15C, taking one of my gloves off to adjust the camera settings left me with very very cold and painful fingers in just a few moments.
Of course I took a few photos during my Christmas break, I have one I particularly like taken at Alcock Tarn just above Grasmere in the UK Lake District.
I like it because I think it shows the true nature of the Lake District, nice view across the Tarn with Lake Windermere in the background, raining but with the sun trying to break through, family out walking stopping to check the map.
It also makes an interesting black and white photograph showing how this same image has been created again and again over the years