I was lucky enough to have a lovely head and shoulder massage today and I suddenly had an insight into mindfulness and our need to ‘switch off’. Having the massage, with my eyes closed, I… More
I thought that today of all days, I needed to get out into the outdoors and do some mindful photography and find some beauty in the world. Not easy in a drizzly grey Gosport in November. (Although annoyingly the sun has come out since I got home!). But I had a great walk and am very pleased with the pictures I took. The leaves still look amazing.
I decided to focus on colour – to brighten my day – but some monochrome crept in there too, perhaps giving away my underlying mood.
Went for a lovely (and much needed) mindful photowalk around Portsmouth Guildhall Square today, partly to record the incredible temporary entertainment venue that has sprung up (for Oktoberfest) and partly because it was such a beautiful day and I needed some sunshine.
Even Queen Victoria is enclosed in the tent!
So here is a mix of pictures from around the square today (click to see larger copies) – it certainly looks like it’s going to be an amazing weekend for the ticket holders.
I confess that I will look forward to having our lovely square back though!
The feature picture above is one of three iconic Portsmouth buildings, the Norrish Central Library, The Guildhall, and the Civic Offices.
Watching the crows in the valley at dawn,
Was like looking into the heart of the Tardis,
Filling my head with such power, beauty and peace that
My soul is recharged.
National Poetry Day, 2016.
Having a play with watercolour, photography and digital manipulation!