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Calm

Here in the UK, we are in a partial lockdown, and our opportunities to leave our homes are limited. This includes one lot of exercise per day, and this constitutional is something we will be relishing and making the most of while we can.

The bonus for these walks is that the weather has currently taken a big turn towards spring. While I appreciate that this won’t always be the case, it does mean that we have taken a definite move away from the weeks of rain we encountered earlier in the year.

The walk provides us with an opportunity to connect with nature – to reconnect with it. Roads are quieter and the lack or traffic noise means that our ears are more alert to the sounds of nature around us.

Birdsong seems louder than it did before.

The trees rustling in the breeze hits us more than it did before.

The quiet is deafening, but not in a negative way. It is more of a comfort, heightening the connection we have with the world around us, a connection the ‘normal’ world had deprived us of.


To take part in the current Mass Observation Project post on ISOLATION:

  • Take a photograph based on the theme of ISOLATION, however you want to interpret it.
  • Email the image to adayinphotographs@outlook.com by Wednesday 1st April 2020.
  • Images should be a maximum of 650 pixels wide.
  • Include your name, website/blog address and a short note about the image, including where it was taken.
  • Come back and see the results on Sunday 5th April!

Blossom

We all need a bit of peace and harmony at the moment. In a world full of crisis, everybody’s lives have been turned on their heads.

The space we have been granted by the enforced isolation (whether working from home or in quarantine) has enabled us to appreciate the space we inhabit.

The lack of physical contact with others outside of our own households – particularly those we care deeply for – helps us realise how much we might have taken them for granted. When this is all over, I think we are all going to be much more appreciative of the relationships we have, the relationships we will have been isolated from for weeks or months.


To take part in the current Mass Observation Project post on ISOLATION:

  • Take a photograph based on the theme of ISOLATION, however you want to interpret it.
  • Email the image to adayinphotographs@outlook.com by Wednesday 1st April 2020.
  • Images should be a maximum of 650 pixels wide.
  • Include your name, website/blog address and a short note about the image, including where it was taken.
  • Come back and see the results on Sunday 5th April!