Sunset In Early Spring

I went to my favourite place, Heaton Park, for the first time this year. The pictures I took there turned out so well, I will probably make multiple posts out of them. Here’s the sunset ones–because you can never go wrong with a sunset.

It does look like spring has come, although I’m far too cautious to trust the weather.

500 Posts!

This is a blog post number 500.

I mark the occasion with a picture of my most used tag (aside from tags Canon DSLR, smartphone and Motorola)–trees.

Of course, it’s not strictly the 500th post as I have had a couple of reblogs, I think, but on the other hand I have deleted at least 20 posts, so it evens out pretty well, I’d say.

I’m now halfway to a thousand!

March Landscape

It was early spring—probably the ugliest time of the year.

Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne’s House of Dreams

This quote is wrong. Here’s why:

Wild grasses.

From the same book: No sign of life was visible, save a big black crow winging his solitary way across a leaden field.

The crow wasn’t exactly co-operating with me when I took this.

Remnant from days of autumn.

A lone daffodil.

It’s not often that I argue with LM Montgomery–not on descriptions at least (there’s plenty in her books that I have problems with, mostly concerning abusive and narcissistic caregivers but that’s a topic for another day). But, as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Northern Quarter, Manchester

It’s the neighbourhood of Manchester with independent shops and restaurants, right in the city centre. It’s about time I posted some pictures of it.

Oldham Street.

Establishments on Oldham Street.

Popular comic book shop, Forbidden Planet. Taking this picture was quite a mission–coming here on Saturday wasn’t exactly my brightest idea. I had to wait for ages to snap this and then I only had a second or two before a car got into my shot!

Graffiti next to a barber shop. I didn’t have the heart to crop out the dog.

Stevenson Square.

A side street off Stevenson Square with more graffiti.

Sunset in Salford Quays

I went to a Vincent van Gogh Alive exhibition in Salford Quays, and when I got out, the sun was setting. Salford Quays seems like a good place for sunsets; I must go there with my camera one day.

The building sticking out on the above picture is Imperial War Museum.

The building on the right is part of MediaCityUK, a location of some BBC studios and other media companies.

It was the golden hour–had I been there at any other time, I would not have caught it!

And yes, that is the topic of Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge.


This week’s Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge is my middle name–Overthink. This is my contribution.

I overthink if this picture is worth posting on blog

I overthink when there is nothing to overthink. I overthink when there is nothing to think.

I overthink in the morning, in the evening and all the time in between. I overthink when I’m eating and when I’m not eating.

I overthink.

I made this three years ago:

I have always been an overthinker.

Top photo taken with Canon DSLR, bottom with smartphone.