Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

It’s been a long day – a good day, but long. I am tired and lacking inspiration. When words fail, why not turn to pictures? There have been some striking sunsets in the first few days of the month, and below is the photo I took on 1 October:


The first October sunset of 2016 (my photo)


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One of my first discoveries, artistically speaking, in the Sotheby’s Institute of Art Library, was a photography book featuring some of Anna Atkins‘ beautiful cyanotypes. So I was delighted to see that Google today chose to commemorate her 216th birthday in their Google Doodle. (more…)

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Today is a full moon, so how could today’s post be about anything else? I took this photo on a winter evening about three years ago, and it remains one of my favourites.


Enjoy your night, and watch out for werewolves!

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Monet's waterlilies in the rain, Giverny

Monet’s waterlilies in the rain, Giverny

I started this post during the second week of my tour of Normandy and Brittany, hence the lack of regular blogging. But I never got round to finishing it – evenings have been taken up with, in this order, local food, local drink, and local lack of wifi (“weefee” in French, which just sounds so much better than wifi). Here is a random selection of photos from my adventures so far. (more…)

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Today is Mum’s birthday, so I’m not spending any large part of the day blogging. Instead, to keep up with Victorian Vendredis, and in honour of the birthday girl, here are some Victorian paintings and photos of mothers.

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A woman as the Magdalen writing at a table in the interior, from the workshop of the Master of the Female Half-Lengths (16th Century; source Wikimedia Commons)

My posts of late have been rather heavy on the Erin Morgenstern. I will make no apologies for this; the more I read of The Night Circus, and the more time that I spend time playing inside it, the more I love her writing. So I was delighted to encounter the Flax-Golden Tales on Erin’s blog. These tales are told by Erin – the words – and Carey Farrell – the pictures – who are introduced far more eloquently than I could manage on Erin’s blog: (more…)

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Why I Am an Entomologist.

– this post by the Dragonfly Woman is making me seriously consider taking up entomology in my spare time. As long as I can dress like one of these fine ladies from the The Ladies Field Club of York

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