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|Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 7:11:19 AM-|
Getting closer the time, when my premium, runs out, what to do, then has been on my mind a lot, thought of deleting, thought about a name change, yes a lot of thoughts.
The site, has never really been about the sex side for, me, yes used it like that, but for the most part, well, i blogged, this was like unpaid therapy for me, through, this i met great friends, but i got the best thing of all out , this, Love.
But i have changed a lot, over the last 2 and a bit years, i could feel things changing about 3yrs ago, was just one of those moments.
It was the same, with the blogs, i burnt out, i wrote most days, chased pictures, too add them, it was like a job, it stopped being pleasure, it caused me to become stressed and a little depressI lion, set in , as well.
So i cutback, it hurt people, they missed them, so i tryed blogging again, but now, the honest truth is, it was just not the same, it has never been now.
I love writing always have, my love of taking pictures is greater, than ever, i started another adventure with the photography, the other day, for me, it was what i have been needing to do, but, i take my time, with most things..
Too, each and everyone, i hope the days and years ahead, treat you well
|Saturday, March 4, 2017, 5:11:35 PM-|
Just in , from a little adventure, appreciate, just how lucky i, really am..
|Monday, February 20, 2017, 7:08:59 PM-|
So, a little catch up. another year older, life is going well, suffering from some illness.
Had some adventures, found some new spots,was able to climb up a mountain..
Too each and everyone, i hope, the days, treat you well.
|Sunday, January 29, 2017, 8:03:50 PM-|
A few weeks, since the last one, time is passing, very quickly for, that is for sure.
In life we, all can have a bit of a moan, but i work with someone, who, everytime, he speaks it is moan moan moan, he draws the very spirit from you, i have tried talking to him, it makes no difference, how negative a life he has is unreal, it is very very trying, last week, i was so close, to just walking out.
I grasp life, try and do as, many enjoyable things, as possible, we have so little time, seize the day, seize the moment.
On Friday, i was remembered of such, a young woman, was on the bus, i was travelling home on, we got talking, asked me if i remembered what day it was, i did, another year since her dad passed.
She never got to know him, she was so young, no lasting memories of him, she asked me about him, i told, her, about him, he was a good man, taken at 49, not old, too young, for sure, he missed out in seeing his family grow up, missed his grandchildren, being born, but i was reminded , even in the weeks leading up to that fatal day, he was cheery, he was in my house the day before, talking about, how he was going to be 50 in a few weeks, i had to sit a play dumb , for a party had been arranged for him, now i never go to these things, but this was one, i was going too.
But, the next day gone.
We got off the bus and she thanked me for , giving her some memories of her Dad
So just like i do, the next time, i feel like a moan, i try and think how lucky i am, to be here.
Nights are getting clearer, mornings too, now is the time to get out, more and more, chase the light, chase, what Mother Nature, wants to share with me.
I try and walk as much, as i can, this morning, i walked through the woods, all the way to the river, then got the bus home,
My walks are, where i just get lost, in the nature, seeing how skies change, how the buds are swelling on the branches, the first snowdrops are, just about out and the birds, singing, now that is very special.
I sat for a few minutes and just listened, those few minutes, became closer too 20, this is my time, when life is slow, but in reality, if passes the quickest.
You here people say, it has been a long day, now that is some thing i wish, was the case, how maybe, just the day being a little longer, than the 24hrs there is in day, could be a very handy thing for me, but for now, i will just have to live with the 24hrs we all have.
Got a little adventure, planned, with Allure, now that is a name change i like, suits that special lady.
Ah well, better stop for now..
Well Allure, wanted to see a wintery scene,, in the next blog, well i hope, this is ok, last year, when that morning was -4, and the little pond, was covered in ice.
The sunrise that morning was special the colours in the sky, was changing, by the second, then the water, was taking, on that special colour, too.
A morning, you can , only dream off.
Too each and everyone, i hope, the days, treat you well.
|Sunday, January 8, 2017, 8:37:07 PM-|
Another weekend, is about done, walked in the woods, found a possible new spot, to take a picture or two.
A quiet spot sit, thinking about, how one i never thought would hurt me, but has, its life, i guess, she is young.
It will sort itself out, one way or another.
These quiet spots are needed at times, still.
A little adventure sorted out today, journey to see, my beautiful one, to feel her arms around me, is, the best medicine, you can get.
Sad to see, that some more are leaving her, and sadder, that one more valued member of the site, could be following soon,, best of wishes to them both.
Now is the time, i can see, the nights getting lighter, for me, i like those light mornings , will be out early a lot , this summer, but will, go to bed, when i come home, but i also, want to shoot the Milky way, so maybe, i will need to camp, out some nights to get those shots, plus i need a lens, that will get the results.
I got a photographic job, someone wants me to do a calendar for them, i have been doing my own one, for a few years, people like it, also, they are going to show, my pictures to a professional photographer, something, might come, from this.
One from an early morning visit, to, that Castle, that changed my life, took it over a year ago, when Boredmum and i had an early morning stroll..
To each and everyone, i hope the days , treat you well.
|Sunday, January 1, 2017, 7:31:09 PM-|
Happy New Year, to everyone, hope, the year is a good one, for everyone.
So my, the start of my 52 year on this planet, what it brings, well, we will have to see.
I do not really make resolutions, i make plans, i have little projects planned, the end of one, means, the start of another.
This new year, started around 6am, for me.
I had planned a sunrise shoot, had checked, the forecast, but on looking out the window, i could see, cloud on the horizon.
I took my time after that, breakfast, medicine and then a cup of tea.
By then, i was ready, it was dry, so i was going out anyway.
Camera gear, is like my go bag, it is ready at all times.
So walking the quiet streets, noticing how few lights were on, thinking about when i was younger and , people would have still been partying at this time, not a person , i saw, either,, times, have truly changed.
I went through the stile and into the dark, how beautiful this first morning of the year is, slight frost, a little biting wind, and i am in my element.
As i walked down the slope, i only slipped once..
I stopped , set up, took 4 pictures and moved on, got the picture for this blog.
Then i doubled back, down a road, climbed a fence, then up a hill to a spot, where , i could sit and just watch the world dawning before me.
First i set , up the camera, i knew, i was wasting my time,, but who cares.
The new little flask, i had bought was brought out the bag, poured out a welcome cup of heat, then just sat back.
My mind wanders so easy, think about the past, thought about some New Year days of the past, some good, some better forgotten.
I think of some people, i have known, how some have just drifted out of my life, at first, this was hard for me, but, i just see, it is part of, your life story now.
I think, i take these changes hard, for i am not one, for letting people get close, i built walls of granite, they were not too be breached, but every once in a while, someone manages, thankfully my beautiful one, did, just that..
But, i could also, see, my old dog running in this field, the twist and turns of her, mesmerising. She has been gone for so long, now, the hurt in,my heart will always be there.
Thoughts of taking a picture, were put aside, another hot drink and just some more things, running in my mind.
My life is, at such, a slow pace now, i love that it is, i take time to look, too listen and too smell, as well..
So 2017, lets just see, what you bring for us..
So here is the picture, first one of the year, well second one, that i took, but the view was the same.
It is a special view for me, these two trees, are so much part of my life, they told me a story.
I have sat beside them, fell asleep, on them, and they have gave some wonderful pictures.
To each and everyone, i hope the days, treat you will
|Monday, December 26, 2016, 11:05:33 AM-|
Past again for another year, but for me, i kind of get a second go, today, Boredmum will be here and it is like Christmas all over again.
I walked in the wind yesterday, tried to take some pictures, failed in that, but the tradition of walking on Christmas Day is now on 42 in a row, yes i was 9 the first time, i can remember.
Easy to remember that one.
I am in a time of finding sleep hard again, it is phase, not one i like now, i get tired and when it is around 9pm, i am ready for bed..
I paused it here,, for it is now time to go for a walk ..
Back from my walk,, so where, was i..
I never got any pictures this morning again, walked, just over 6 miles, we had the most amazing hailstorm, driven by the gale force wind, was the only time there was, anything of interest, but, sheltering was more sensible, this time.
I sat among some bushes, like, i have done so , many times,, i think at these time, been thinking a lot about how, i have been a failure in life in, so many ways, how i have never achieved, what i should have, shyness, makes me hide away, have i time to change this, time to see.
But then, my thoughts are broken, when a few little birds land on the bush in front of me, i watch, there search for food, checking all the nooks and crannies, then, as quick, they are off.
Now the hail, has stopped, time to move on, again, listening to, a podcast, as i walk, stopping, every so often, to just look around..
I head to my familiar woods, walking through, them, feet slipping the odd time, on the mud, that is around now, thinking, now it is coast time, will spend , the time along here from now.
Odd walk in the woods, especially, if we get some snow..
Some wondered what the colour version, from the last blog looked like,so here it is.
I spent less time on this, than , the black and white one, beauty of working in Lightroom , is you can just make copies and, do what you want to them, me i do, as little as possible to them most of the time.
But sometimes, i will remove a distraction, i have never replaced things, like putting in a better sky.
I have only spent hours on a picture once, the scene was an intimate shot of reeds, reflecting on the water, there was a lot of little things, i took out, more to just , see than anything, using the Clone stamp tool and a brush, but to be honest, i could never do this all the time, some do, but like on here, each to there own..
To each and everyone, i hope, the days, treat you well
|Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 8:46:56 PM-|
A black and white, for a change, but to be honest, i am not happy with it, like, i always say, i just never see, the world in black and white.
I see, both sides of things, in life.
That little waterfall is a challenging place to shoot, there is a tree, that just gets in the way, some might cut it down, but not me,, Mother Nature, put, it there for a reason, so i work around it.
But sometimes, just standing there in the water,, with the trees, all around me, is the important thing.
How standing there, you notice, the little things, like how much fungi, i missed,by not visiting there earlier, how in the sandstone, there is certain things, that catch your eyes, things, that i might, shoot in the future.
Even with in the water itselff, and watching how it flows, it goes around the rocks, over the drops, it makes patterns, the shutter might be open for 25secs or more, you are waiting, then you see, the result, the flow is showing..
So does that picture, i posted work, well , i am sure, we all have our own thoughts on that..
To each and everyone, i hope the days, treat you well
|Sunday, December 11, 2016, 8:38:24 PM-|
Well, back in my little part of Scotland, now, been a fantastic few days again, new memories made and new traditions, that will last my lifetime now, started as well.
We have been luckier, with the weather, this winter, it has been a lot drier and even though, we have had a little more colder weather, had some unusually warm days, as well.
In 10 days, is the shortest day, and then the days start , to get longer once again, till those long summer days of close to 18hrs of daylight.
Two weeks today, is Christmas, time for 4 days off, time to refresh the batteries, as well, will hopefully walk everyday, take a few pictures, spend time, with Boredmum.
Started looking, at a new cameras, this time it might mean a system, but we will see, plenty of time, to research, to big a decision, to make, to rush.
As promised a little shot, i took of the stars, was a special morning, the peace, in the darkness, is strange, it is quiet, but, you hear things, as well, like a fox calling, owls hooting, or even flying towards you, then you just have the other sounds, that sometimes, make you wonder, what, they are, do i ever get scared , not yet,, lol.
But i love, these times..
To each and everyone,i hope, the days, treat you well
|Friday, December 9, 2016, 8:05:17 PM-|
Something a little different for me,, all my blogs,have been written at home, this one is being told from, an international location.
I am so very greatful for so many little things, learning about myself, all the time, seeing things , with different eyes as well.
I got my yearly testing of my eyes done the other week, a side effect of diabetes is the possibility of my eyesight, i knew, they might be worse this, time and i was right, just needed stronger reading glasses, so not to bad.
I had a cold for 5 weeks as well, but you just get on with it, only thing i never done , as much was take pictures, missed some nice skies as well, but there will be more.
Soon, i will have been a year in, my job, place is growing all the time, the work, is busy all, the time, get asked, if i miss engineering, but i never do, is was just a chapter in my life story, a long one, but just a part of the past like , so many other things now.
I got up, early the other week, sky was clear, thought of getting a picture of the stars.
I went through a gate, into the fields and it is like instant dark, in such a short distance and it is like another world.
Once, your eyes adjust, then the sky just pops, there is such beauty above us, lying on the ground, in the middle of a field and just looking, up, is amazing, i have been like this, many times in life, hopefully, many times more, i am so lucky in seeing things, that others, just never bother about, my life is not a fast one, i lead a slower pace, than most.
I take time to observe, what is around me and i am thankful, for this.
But i got my picture and once i am home from this international jaunt, i will post one of them.
I travelled by train on Thursday, i enjoy the train, it is for the most part peaceful, watching the countryside whizz by, even going through the few towns, i enjoy.
I get to sit and think, just like being on, one of my walks, there, when a quiet spot is found to run through some of the things, that run, through my head.
One thing, that is funny is the boring bit, there is a little stretch, where it just seems to take longer, by car or train, it is the same.
Best thing of all, is that waiting for me, at the station is Boredmum, getting off, the train, walking towards, her and then i have her in my arms, a massive hug and a few kisses as well,,
Never on the dark days, did i think life, would be like this now, i guess, it shows, never to give up, to just keep fighting, for maybe just like, with me, life can change, so very quickly as well..
I know, no picture, but i have none on, the laptop, so sorry about, that, but maybe tomorrow or Sunday, i will post a little picture..
To each and everyone,, i hope, the days treat you well..
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