Some photos from the last couple of weeks. The skies have been clearer and brighter of late and I can feel it getting a little lighter every evening. Been writing a lot and enjoying it again. My beloved Olympus lens malfunctioned so I’ve only got a portrait one to shoot on for the moment. I have this camera with me every single day so it feels strange not to shoot as much! I’ve been woken up by birds in the hedge the last couple of mornings. What a joy to hear their twitterings after months of quiet! I’ve missed the hedge birds from the last place, if nothing else. Enjoying all the trees on squeezed-in walks. Admiring planting displays in a local city and thinking about the possibility of growing my outdoor garden again. Hopefully this year. It’s my birthday this weekend and I’m hoping to head to a salvage yard. I know it’s an eccentric birthday tradition, but I need to scratch that thrifting itch!
If this is the first of my Photo Diary posts you’ve seen, this series is a way of sharing the everyday photos that I snap— quite often when going for a walk, or little details I notice at home. This series started off as individual images back in 2019 under the title Ephemera, as a section on my website to share the transient moments I document, as ephemera derives from the Greek ephemeros — meaning ‘lasting only one day, short-lived’.
When I moved last year and during lockdown, I started sharing my walks and daily observations over on my Instagram stories and after such a positive response, I wanted to share a slice of the everyday here on my website too, but as a curated collection of images every few weeks, in ‘photo drop’ style. These are saved under the Photo Diary tab and are collections of my day to day photography that I put together every few weeks or so as a punctuation to the longer form plant care posts. They also have ended up acting like a visual diary of sorts.