5 minutes of random..

5 minutes is an idea shared in a post by Desley Jane and I thought I’d like to try it. Check out Desley’s post here

The idea is to take as many pics in 5 mins of the one location or spot…

Perhaps I took a slightly different approach, as I decided to photograph my table… The things sitting and life happening on my table – ‘the stuff’, light, shadow and movement – with me sitting in one spot. I would like to try this again when I’m out and about in the one location… that would be fun.

For now though, these are some of the images taken within my 5 minutes. I wanted to see what I could ‘see’ within the very ordinary and random!

A bit of fun to start the year.  Thanks Desley Jane 🙂


Happy New Year everyone!

It’s the 10th of January as I write and I’m still in holiday mode.  Just the last couple of days I’ve picked up my camera again and it’s great to be refreshed and ready to go for another year… well nearly  anyway… back to routine next week.

For now though, I wanted to pop my head in and say ‘hello’ and Happy New Year to you!

Early morning warbling..
Early morning warbling..

I love Magpies and their beautiful song… This pair were singing outside my kitchen window. It made me think of this song.. and I started humming and singing… Hope you do too!

Birds flying high
You know how I feel
Sun in the sky
You know how I feel
Reeds driftin’ on by
You know how I feel
It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
For me
And I’m feeling good
I’m feeling good…. etc..
 Feeling Good by Muse.
See you soon  🙂

Christmas Break.. and looking back over 2016

Hello everyone!

It’s about that time of year where I take some time out for family, Christmas and holidays and I must say I’m looking forward to it – spending some time with family and not having to work to a schedule for a few weeks.. that will be great!

Whatever you do over the break – celebrate Christmas or simply the holidays – I wish you a fun, restful and happy break… from me to you  🙂

christmas-holidays-2016_robyngosbyThanks so much for joining me again this year… I love the blogging friendships we make here at WordPress… and for me, the inspirations that come with them.

Looking back over 2016

To be honest, sitting here right now – I feel like 2016 has been a bit of a blur… so I love that I can look back over images that help me to remember the year.. Also, this year has very much been about finding ‘interest’ in my own back yard, which at times has been tricky and I’ve really needed the motivation to ‘discover’ new or the same things again within my space.

Also this year, I decided to spend some time on Still Life photography and to return more to my drawing and painting..

This is a brief overview of 2016 from my world..

January – holiday month

February – man it’s hot outside

March – some cooler days

April – Autumn!!

May – colder weather and gorgeous mornings

June – Winter

July – very cold out – time for Still Life

August – enjoying the light

September – trying different things…

October – Spring – still cold and gorgeous light

November – a mix of indoors and outdoors

..and December.. apparently a pink month!

As I said previously, thanks for joining me this year and especially in the challenges.. I’ve been a little scarce at times this year due to very dodgy wireless internet (and often with none!).. but I look forward to another year on WordPress in 2017.

I’ve really enjoyed Instagram this year too and have (mostly) shared different images over there. It’s great to be able to interact with so many fellow bloggers over there too.

Wishing you the very best of the Season.. and moving forward into the New Year. See you there!

Robyn xx