In a moment of optimism, and perhaps madness, I signed up to the Photo 101 WordPress course. I love taking photos and at times can be disappointed with the results so thought this may be a way of focusing a little and learning some new techniques. Today is the first day and the theme is Home & Getting Orientated.
So Home is, to use the cliche, ‘where the heart is‘. Not a house, but to me the place I live with all that it encompasses. House, garden, surrounding landscape, family and friends. My blog, which is just over a year old, focuses primarily on my garden and the landscape in which I am immersed. And my photos reflect this. I am happiest working in the garden or wandering through the countryside.
Home is the West of Ireland. I love it. I grew up here, left when I was 18 and returned ten years ago to bring up my family. I wanted my kids to enjoy the freedom I had as a kid: playing in the stream at the bottom of the road, wandering through fields, basically growing up surrounded by nature. You can learn so much just observing the natural world around you and eating the things you have grown from seed.