Blogland is on a go slow at the moment - so many people are taking a break with children off from school, and holiday plans to fulfill. As my time is not governed by children and a conventional 9 - 5 working life I had every intention of carrying on blogging, business as usual. But in fact I can feel myself slowing down too. There's a gentler rhythm to my days and if I'm honest, a certain amount of laziness has crept in too. For me the school holidays means an influx of tourists, a general busy-ness around town, and increased traffic on the roads. Translate this as 'stay at home!'
I had vague thoughts of doing something different for August - I've been particularly inspired by Echoes - a collaborative journal, and the Echoes flickr pool. If you haven't come across this, go and have a look. There's some wonderful stuff here - sketches, words, watercolours... so much talent and imagination! So I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm just going to let August unfold... there may be fewer posts, probably less words, more photos, whatever comes up. Or not.
I have a particular love for rusty objects and things that are a bit worn out, decayed, battered. This old rusty table is in my garden, getting more beautiful as time goes by. I have nasturtians popping up all over the place, in various shades of orange - they're so cheerful and uplifting. So here's some rust and some nasturtians. They're making me smile!
I hope you're having fun out there and enjoying your summer!