Carol's Originals

Like this twisted hazel, family life is never as simple. This weekend was a momentous period in our home as our eldest left the nest for university. We took her down to Sheffield on Saturday the car packed to the gunnels with crates and bags of stuff for her new flat in the halls of residence where she will be for the next year at least.

Sweetpea, a very independent individual for quite sometime, flits in and out of home like a butterfly so in many ways she cut ties sometime ago. I’ve been trying to anticipate how it would feel once she finally went to university. We slipped down the ranks of relative importance over several years. Consequently I was not really prepared for the sudden wave of emotion that swept over me as we departed yesterday morning. I don’t think she expected her own response either. She is…

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In my viewfinder

In my defence
In my defence what is there to say
All the mistakes we made must be faced today
It’s not easy now knowing where to start
While the world we love tears itself apart
I’m just a singer with a song
How can I try to right the wrong
For just a singer with a melody
I’m caught in between
With a fading dream
In my defence what is there to say
We destroy the love – it’s our way
We never listen enough never face the truth
Then like a passing song
Love is here and then it’s gone
I’m just a singer with a song
How can I try to right the wrong
For just a singer with a melody
I’m caught in between
With a fading dream
I’m just a singer with a song
How can I try to right the wrong
I’m just a singer with a…

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Donald Reese Photography

This is a photo I took after putting on the hip waders and going out to about mid stream. The creek is a little lower than normal right now,so I was not worried about getting knocked over by the current,and it provided a nice vantage point during a slightly foggy day. Depth was anywhere from 8 inches to about 2 feet,which allowed me to navigate anywhere on the stream I needed. I carried only one camera with lens on my tripod and brought a polarizer,which helped with the reflection.

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