2020 month by month February

February was when Covid started to get closer and look pretty frightening but still not quite real.

Despite it raining a huge amount I got out to take photos a couple of times when there was some sun. As it was almost spring I could start to take photos of a favorite subject, flowers. It also turned out to be the first time I started taking photos of a subject that became a regular topic later, Leaves.

2020 month by month January

As we are almost at the end of the year its time to look back. I intend to put up an post for each month of the year in the next few weeks. They will be mostly photos unless I can think of something to write as in this case.

January the start of the year and part of a very long wet winter. Global warming means even more rain than we normally get here apparently. It also means that we wont be seeing traditional cold frosty and snowy winters as much. This January also had giants roaming through the streets.

Lament for lost winters

The dull weight of the clouds crushing me down on a dark winters day
No wonderful blue/grey light or sparkling clear skies
No frost shiny pavements or twigs cloaked in a coat of white
No twinkling night skies with their carpet of stars
Just rain threatening clouds
hiding the light
crushing the day under their smothering weight

Bus stop in Partick

Conversations from Calais

I was reading this and another couple of posters when an older Glasgow guy stopped and said, ‘Whit’s this all about?”. I explained to him about ‘guerrilla’ leaflets, posters to highlight subjects to the general public that are not covered by the mainstream media etc. He looked at me as if to say, ‘Whit!”, followed by, “I’ll tell you, it is the government’s fault!”