Welcome To 2022

It’s important to make a new post in a new year.

So here it is.

Pink clouds and trees in my park.

Hopefully 2022 has some good things in store for us. I expect to reach 500 posts on Some Photoblog, I’m guessing sometime in the spring. That is, if I don’t run out of ideas, last year I covered all of my favourite things.

Also am looking forward to the Death on the Nile film, gods know it’s been delayed enough.

Happy 2022, to everyone who’s reading this.

Skies in November

I’m pleased about today’s post for two reasons: 1. photos taken with camera, not smartphone (that’s the second post in a row with camera pictures–it’s getting better) and 2. skies!

Sunrise above, sunset below.

It was November— the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind—songs in the pines.

L.M. Montgomery – Anne of the Island

Autumnal Castlefield

You know you can’t get enough of autumn!

I took so many nice pictures on my walk in Castlefield, Manchester, at the end of October, I couldn’t just keep them all to myself. Here I share them with you:

Hold an autumn leaf.

Throw it in the canal.

Goose eats it.

Asters in front of the Roman fortress. I wonder if they were there when Romans were there. Would a Roman centurion admire these asters, perhaps?

A setting sun. It never disappoints.

Setting Sun

Not had one of these on Some Photoblog for a while! I snapped this on a walk in my local park during the recent heatwave (and how glad I am the it’s cooled down since, this city is not made for heat).

Sun through the trees, aka one of my favourite things to photograph. Also nicely trimmed grass and, alas, litter.

Happy 5th Blogoversary

I’ve been running this blog for five years.

The anniversary was on 2nd September and, as usual, I forgot. But because it’s five years (half a decade!), I still wanted to acknowledge it.

Here’s a picture of sunrise:

That’s a roof window, tilted horizontally.

I went from using a Fujifilm compact to Canon DSLR, to only smartphone pics. One day, I shall pick up my camera again, only I don’t know when. I’m, sort of, not in charge of the timeline here.

We Still Have Rainbows

I’ve not seen one of these for a while; it’s been either sunny without rain or raining without sun. Finally the conditions were perfect for a rainbow to make an appearance.

I’ve been feeling autumn in the air for the last few days. Summer is ending. Though what difference that makes in these times, I don’t know. Only that days are getting shorter and time for my daily walk is moving to earlier in the day. Which makes me wonder about what this new way of life is going to be like in winter, if the virus is still a threat. I think we can expect it will be.

Probably every one of you reading this has at some point uttered the phrase: this year sucks. I have too. But no piece of news was as devastating as the death of the actor Chadwick Boseman. Devastating doesn’t describe it. There is no word that can describe it. It sucks, what can I say. Everything sucks.

Rest in power, Chadwick.