The novel of love and loss in the era of the First World War by Sebastian Faulks, has been beautifully dramatised by the BBC.   Part one of two was shown last night.  It has taken a long time to get it onto our screen but last nights first episode of two showed it was worth the wait. Eddie Redmayne and Clemence Poesy were so well cast as the lovers Stephen and Isabelle.  A real treat for a January evening.

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7 Days

The 8th was about shapes

The 9th, colour

The 10th was a dance-off, taken of daughter and I, by son. 

The 11th, light

The 12th, shadows

The 13th, texture

The 14th, shade

Have a good 7 days.

January Blues

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all

A beautiful poem by Emily Dickinson that sums up how I feel in January. Living where we do in the world means we have short days in our long dark winters.  Even though the weather has been kind (too kind, the cruel cold must surely be coming) I need hope that sunlight and warmth will return. I took the above photo yesterday, the bright low sun lightening everyone and everything.

Blogger is behaving badly. I cannot get it to centre Emily's poem. Bad Blogger.

7 Days

 The 1st January was putting away

The 2nd gave emerging Snowdrops

The 3rd was grey and wet

The 4th arrived with a dazzling sunrise

The 5th ended with tea

The 6th had a musical interlude

The 7th bought glorious sunshine

Have a good 7 days.

Happy New Year

Whew.  Another year over, a new one just begun, as the fabulous John Lennon song says.  

The photograph above was taken besides the rowing lake in Dorney, where the olympic rowing will take place in this summers olympic games.  It was a cold, windy January day, with occasional glimpses of low, bright sun.

Although I am not a good photographer, I do love to take photographs. To master my new camera, and to improve my skill, I have decided to set myself the challenge of completing Project 365, taking a photograph every day.  I wonder how this will pan out.  I think the largest part of the challenge will be to find something interesting to photograph, especially in the first 3 months of the year.  

Whatever your challenges are this year, I wish you and yours a very happy 2012.