Coffee and sweets

1 Feb

Sometimes your eye wants to get in very very close:

Moss and friends growing on a Burford bridge spanning the River Windrush

And sometimes you need to step back to see something bigger:

A family of swans passing under that same bridge

And when I think about all the other people stepping in close or taking steps back to look at the world, I feel like the internet is one huge candy shop, and I don’t know what to reach for next.

[photo: sweet shop]Sweet Shop in Burford

So this month I’m trying something new.  A linky thing I heard about from Kris over at a quick succession of busy nothings.  She’s starting the Busy Nothings Photography Club — a way to collect and share favorite photos each month with other folks who love to click and share.  And this other linky thing, from Laura at Happy Homemaker UK — the Post of the Month Club.  What a great way to meet new people and see something new through their eyes.  I’ll be sitting down with a large cup of coffee this morning and meandering through both sites.

[photo: huffkins coffee cup]Join me?


7 Responses to “Coffee and sweets”

  1. Zazzy February 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    You know, the first time I saw swans in the wild – which was at Yellowstone – I was ridiculously surprised. As though swans only live at zoos and fancy hotels. Lovely pictures! And you make me think maybe I should carry my camera with me more often! I will be exploring those new sites.

    • Monique February 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

      Yeah, I want to see your eagles! =) I don’t think I’ve ever seen a family of wild swans like this before — it was pretty amazing.

  2. lizzybradbury February 2, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    Good idea – There’s nothing like a few hours spent running wild in the blogging world!

    • Happy Homemaker UK February 3, 2012 at 6:50 am #

      Thank you for the shout out 🙂 And I love your photos – so tranquil

      • Monique February 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

        Glad you like ’em! Thanks for hosting post of the month — fun project!


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