With the photography course I do online, every month there is a photo challenge. It takes place on the first Saturday of the month and means that you’re to take one photo every hour for 12 hours during that day. It’s both fun and challenging – you need to have ideas for photos, create ideas for photos and see beautiful or interesting things in every situation that you can create a photo from.
I failed this month. We had been in town to do some work and to buy wood for a little shed when I realised it was 2.30 pm and I had totally forgotten about the photo challenge. However, I had taken a few photos in town, so I decided to do the challenge anyway, although I would probably not be able to take 12 photos – at least not one every hour.
I’m going to do these posts every month, and they will all be quite random unless I’m away somewhere where I can take “themed” photos. This time it’s definitely random! It will tell the story of my Saturday – which can be boring to some, but deal with it! I hope that with every month, my photos will be better and better. We’ll see! This, however, was my 1st of February 2020.
Since I wasn’t able to take two more photos around midnight, I’ll pick two photos from town around 2 pm. Our town is a lovely, quirky, colourful one with some nice little shops. Like this one, where you can find ANYTHING.
When we came home, I went into the garden and was happy to see new leaves coming on the roses. They don’t die down here as I’m used to in Sweden, but they kind of go into some rest mode during the winter. Now, however, I was delighted to see new leaves coming, and even a flower on another plant. Spring will be here soon!!
During the afternoon, we spent some quiet time inside. My husband fiddled with his new toy, I practised the guitar and tried to go through all my unsorted songs here and there.
At 6 pm we had dinner, and with it, I had this gluten-free IPA from an Irish brewery.
I’ve continued to organise songs. I have countless songbooks that I don’t use, and that I’m going to give to a charity shop. First I need to look through them so that I don’t miss any good songs in there! But I’m surprised to see that in books for guitar with ballads and traditional stuff, most songs are printed with extremely complicated arrangements and most of them in keys like E flat, A flat and similar. That doesn’t seem like much trad to me, and I wouldn’t have the patience to try to decode those keys that I normally never play in!
The first Saturday of the month means there’s music in a nice little pub outside town. Always enjoyable!
The last picture is taken with my phone. It’s not a great photo but I didn’t want to fiddle with my camera in the middle of the session! And this was also the last photo I took because in the dark there’s no point really. Next time I’ll start in the morning!