Postcards 

Every now and then I will be printing a selection of my photographs in postcard form.  If anyone would like one sent out to them please let me know and I will pop you on my mailing list.   I don’t charge for this, I just love the idea of someone receiving one of my images in the post.   There is something rewarding about making that connection with someone.   We spend our lives in a virtual world so to have something you can look at and hold onto.   My email address is cathyruocco@yahoo.co.uk so please feel free to drop me a message with your address.   

Rediscovery

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Throwing something different into the mix here.  I undertook a project a while back entitled Paganicity.  I haven’t done any work on it for a while, not because I felt it was finished, more because I headed in a different direction.  Sometimes we try to be something that we’re not.  But in a truly enlightened moment I discovered that that my real dedication lies within Nature.   And so I return.  Hope you like my little curve ball to what I have been doing recently.

Just turn on with me and you’re not alone
Let’s turn on with me and you’re not alone
Let’s turn on and be not alone
Gimme your hands cause you’re wonderful
Oh gimme your hands.

David Bowie

Chasing the Frost

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After days of Christmas madness, chasing the dream, family, and Santa Claus I finally got some peace and managed to catch some of the frost that has visited us recently.  The mornings have been gloriously frosty but far too early for me to get up.  But its been cold enough for there to be some patches still around late afternoon so I took the opportunity to venture into Castle Eden Dene on the north side to see what I could capture.  I broke one golden rule whilst out and about.  I only intended to stray along the Dene edge but I decided to venture down the steps and into the Dene, on my own.  I have been down, and up, these steps many times.  They are a stones throw from where my little mam lives and I have spent many a happy time exploring this part of the Dene.  And it was gloriously peaceful, no-one but me and my camera, heaven in nature.

I love seeing the frost on the ground. It is entrancing, there is something quite beautiful, and delicate, about it.   I long to see snow, deep snow. Now that would be heaven.  What glorious photos could one make when the snow lies deep on the fields.

Oh and mustn’t forget that lovely feeling of getting in from the cold and sitting down in front of a roaring fire with a hot cuppa warming your hands.

Journey

On life’s journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him. Buddha

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