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HPH photo diary / 19. Walks, Plants, Shadows

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Some photos from the last few weeks. Train window views of flooded fields and half-submerged trees. The river Ouse was very high. Walking around a city. Blue skies and low sun. But not quite used to the hustle and bustle. Rural weekend walks, noticing the snowdrops and beginnings of crocuses popping up in sunny patches. Shady areas aren’t in bloom yet though. Daffodils are the same – not quite open in cooler spots but they line the roadside with their happy splashes of yellow. Early March light is creating new shadows indoors and out. Standing with my back to the kitchen window and feeling the warmth of the sun on my shoulders is a welcome morning moment. I’ve been enjoying my first cup of coffee standing here. Dabbling in some painting again. Noticing shadows of plants and leaves. Houseplant propagations nestled on shelves. All waiting patiently to be potted up.

Photo Diary

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.

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