Sunday Photos: setting off

June 28, 2020

The photos are from another walk in the woods. I’m definitely getting fitter. I have good news. After several weeks of dithering, my writing holiday is booked. I’m leaving in five minutes for a cottage in the north of the island. My friend wants to go on long walks without having to drive for two hours to get to the starting point. She’s much fitter than me and she might…


Sunday Photos

June 21, 2020

I had a wonderful walk in the woods with my friend. To begin with I mostly took macro photos as usual. Then we found a wild thyme. There was pleny of thyme. It felt like we had all the thyme in the world. We were in and out of the mist, which meant that the forest sparkled with raindrops. It was too wet for most insects, and I could only…


Sunday photos: my friends’ cats

June 15, 2020

  I’ve been anxious for a change of scene so I stayed with friends in Garafia last night. They have two beautiful cats. I think the mini-break did me good and I hope to get more writing done this week.  


Sunday photos: more bugs

June 8, 2020

I went for a walk near the west side of the tunnel, and I wound up photographing insects again. I have no idea what kind of fly this is, but it’s on a fennel flower and it was only about 3 mm long. Here’s the head-on view of the same fly. The fennel flowers and seeds are popular with pyjama bugs too. I’ve got a lot of shots looking down…


Getting fit slowly

June 2, 2020

One good thing about being unemployed is that I have time to get fitter. I’ve had a step counter for a few years. Over the winter I was working so much that I struggled to reach 6,000 steps per day. Now 8,000 steps is a bad day. During the strict lockdown I used to walk 18 steps from the door to the street to the door to the balcony, backwards…