through the trees blog FB

There’s been a green revolution happening on our regular walk with trees sprouting to life everywhere! A few days of gorgeous weather in Edinburgh and ‘POW!’ it’s lush and fresh with blossom pom-poms of pink and white on every tree. Magic.

I’ve shot so many photographs of all of this new colour that finding time to stay indoors to process them all is going to be a stretch. Fortunately, this abstraction took hardly any processing time at all as it was all done in-camera – just a few tweaks in curves in PS and it was done.


Final view small blog FB

Just back from a short trip up the east coast to St. Andrew’s with a lot of ICM shots of its coastline and beaches. It’s a real find photographically speaking as the greys and browns of the town really lend themselves to this deliberate blurring technique which I’m head over heels in love with. It’s so exciting to experiment with this new direction in my work.

PS: I can highly recommend the Peat Inn for anyone looking for a mini-break in this beautiful part of Scotland.

haiku pink flower

I bought a beautiful little book of Haiku poems last week, it’s an absolute delight to read these short snippets of loveliness.

Mine sits on a small coffee table next to my favourite chair along with a book of poetry, a few magazines, my Kindle and my iPad. It’s my reading/looking/thinking/messy space and from it I get a cracking view of the tall trees outside. Fave spot.


Gaia is 7 sat

She is 7 today. She loves everything about space, especially stars and her favourite planet just now is Uranus (last week it was Saturn).

She likes to tell silly jokes. She prefers Maths to English even though one of her favourite things to do is make books and write wonderful stories and illustrate them beautifully. She has a gift for art.

She naturally excels at sports that need strength over agility such as skiing and tennis. She is kind and caring (people gravitate to her because of that), she is funny, really, really smart and breathtakingly beautiful too. She is wearing the birthday hat right now in class. She is my everything. Gaia.