I have just got back from a few days in the glorious English countryside; Holton in Somerset to be precise. This is a small little village about 7 miles from Wincanton. Not that I was actually in the village. I was about 1/2 mile outside the metropolis, house and pet sitting.
My main charge was Chiecco (pronounced Checko), a young energetic black labrador who ensured that I got out and about at least twice a day. Most of the rest of the time I spent writing and editing my planned book on Mindful Photography.
Some solid progress was made. I have re-structured the content, dumped a lot of the autobiographical stories and re-written much of the second half. I have almost completed 6 out of the 7 planned chapters, which is more than I anticipated at the beginning of the process, and I am pleased with the way it is shaping up. I have not counted yet, but there must be around 20 or so photography practices, all of which are designed to encourage the development of mindfulness through photography.
The next stage will be sending it to reviewers and getting some feedback. So if you feel this is something that you would be interested in please contact me.
Whilst I was there I practised what I preach and the photos below are a selection of favourites from several mindful photography practices around the area.