I have decided to participate in a photo challenge called Sunday Stills, which I first saw on Deb’s World. I drool over Deb’s photo’s, so look forward to seeing her Sunday Stills post each week. I have no photo skills at all. For me, taking a photo is just a matter of pointing the iphone at a subject, clicking and hoping for the best. About a 18 months ago, I bought myself a new camera, with the intention of teaching myself to understand it, and to improve my photography skills. Unfortunately, the camera has sat on the shelf and hasn’t been used. I told myself it was because I was too busy at the time, but I think I was a bit scared of it. As I’m now in isolation due to Covid-19, and can’t go to work for the time being, I’ve decided that now is the perfect time to get the camera out and have a go. I’m hoping that participating in a weekly photo challenge could be the impetus I need to keep at it, and hopefully, improve my photography skills. Until then my photos will be those taken by an ordinary person with no skills at all.
Don’t get me started on the subject of winter. It feels like I moan, groan and whinge during the entire winter. I dislike it with a passion. The only time I enjoy winter is for the first couple of weeks, when the cooler nights come in and we light the fire. Those first couple of fires of the season are lovely. I also enjoy the first wet day when we stay indoors and I can curl up with a blanket and a book. That is bliss! But it’s downhill all the way after that. Very quickly the novelty wears off. I tend to spend most of my days outside, either exercising or gardening, so winter is a challenge. Every winter, I vow that I am moving to sunny Queensland before the following winter, but that never happens. I now have a son and three grandchildren living in Queensland so relocation is starting to sound extra tempting.
Following are seven reasons that I dislike winter.
- Garden looks very boring
- Weeds grow too quickly
- Chicken coop gets muddy and messy
- Getting out of bed early to exercise
- Cycling on frosty mornings
- Wet, muddy and slippery bush walking trails
- I really don’t like feeling cold
Walking over the last few weeks of winter has been challenging. There were three days that I was soaked when there were heavy downpours. Most days I’ve been wearing three layers and still feeling cold, with the wind seeming to blow right through me. Following are a few photos I’ve taken when walking in the area where we live.
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