Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming

This may not be right for this challenge as the blurb talked about long exposures. However, for me, this picture has a dreamlike quality because the focus on the bricks makes the poppy ghostlike, intangible, the stuff of dreams where you reach but cannot grasp. Apologies if it is not what you hoped to see.

Dream Poppy

 

Today: Weekly Photo Challenge

I took a lot of pictures today. This isn’t the best one technically, but somehow it sums up the mood in London. We are smiling and enjoying the Diamond Jubilee. The closest I remember to this feeling is when I have been in France for Le Quatorze Juiillet. It is about enjoying ourselves and celebrating being British. No pressure to send cards or buy presents. No victory parade for beating some other nation militarily for some dubious reason. Or for winning some international sporting competition. Obviously I am using my imagination with that last one. In the last few days I have thought we should celebrate the coronation every year. It’s good to say this is us. I’m not a big fan of royalty, but somehow that doesn’t matter. It’s about the Queen and yet it’s not.

The Mall, Looking Towards Admiralty Arch

Happy Diamond Jubilee!

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Blue

Amazing. It is a nice evening. I can see sunshine and blue skies. This afternoon my fingers were at the mauve end of the blue spectrum. After niceish weather on Saturday and Sunday in comparison with what we have been having in recent weeks, I foolishly left my gloves at home. Mistake.
NotCat might have been more than eager to get outside when I arrived home, I am only too happy to defrost indoors, wrapped up in a thick vaguely Icelandic cardigan. So it was quite funny to see that there is a new photo challenge today called blue.
I was going to make the switch to summer pyjamas tonight, but snuggly winter ones are far more appealing.
Anyway, two blue photos, though I am not sure I shall link them back to the challenge.

Garden Blue

Boat Blue