Day 357 – 23rd December – Christmas Cards

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I have a number of friends across the world where I don’t have a physical address I can send a card. I therefore decided to create an e-card that I could send, and dug out a photo I had taken earlier in the year when there was snow on the ground. I chose this image for a number of reasons. Firstly its got snow on it, but also you can see that it is still snowing. While white Christmas’ in the UK are rare, snow and Christmas always go together on cards. The second reason I chose this photo is for the image of the footprints and the play that I can make on the more famous footprints in the sand message story that is told in churches. (I’ll let you look it up if you don’t know it). For me its a nice way of having the Christian message of Christmas on the e-card.

Day 2 – 2nd January – Back to Work

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Like most people, today was my first day of work for 2018. Today’s photo is therefore my work space. I suspect, and hope, that this will be the only work photo that appears in the blog, but given it is the first working day it did feel that it was the right photo.

Some of the Christmas decorations are still up, and I have a constant reminder of the ranch holidays with one of my photos as the desk top. Other than that, its a fairly normal space to work in.

Day 1 – 1st January – Hello 2018

So I’m going to try something different this year, or rather something additional. I’ve seen daily photo blogs before, where someone posts a different picture each day as something that represents that day, so I thought I might have a go. I don’t know how it will go and I suspect there may be some times where a catch up is needed rather than posts on the actual day for a variety of reasons. I also can’t promise it will be wonderfully interesting, but I do intend to write a little for each photo as well.

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Today’s is from my New Year’s Day walk. The weather was damp at the start to say the least which is why I took the photo above of the horses. They were sensibly standing with their backs to the rain (hence them all facing the same direction) while I was battling ahead into it. Thankfully about 3/4 of the way around the sun came out so I did start to dry off. I wasn’t going to go for the walk but due to needing some time out of the house to let some DIY fumes disperse, a walk seemed the obvious option. There is also a 1000 miles in a year challenge that I intend to do. I had a go at it last year and completed it due to the amount I walk at work, but I want to have a go just counting non-everyday walking. It’s not an easy challenge, but I know what I need to do and I can go for a walk during my lunchtimes. I’ll probably post more about that as the year goes on and probably something on some of the specific walks I do.

Hopefully by the end of the year I’ll have a series of photos that is an interesting chronicle of the year.