I have been in the Cotswolds for a week, where I managed to stay warm but also managed to have a rotator cuff (shoulder) injury -- which kept me from 1) sleeping too much, 2) carrying my heavy camera around, and, therefore, 3) doing too much photography. I am better now, thanks to the help from the pharmacist -- here they are actually encouraged to give advice -- and thanks to an appointment today with a local osteopath, who is terrific. I see hope for making it across the ocean tomorrow, now that my week in England is done.
However, I couldn't not take any photos. SO I did two things. (And it will take two posts to show the results of my strategy.) For the first, I used an improvised bean bag in the window of the guest room I was in to do a version of street photography: i.e. me looking across the street through the window. I am even including a photo of the window I used - looking back from across the street. For the other, I used my trusty iPhone to take photos of some of the shops in town, of which there are many. I have been going to these shops multiple times doing errands for my stepmother since she can't get out so well any more -- some food from the Coop grocery store, some plants and veggies from the Green Grocer, some postage stamps, some meat from the butcher, etc. And I discovered the new bookstore in town and visited there, twice.
So, today, the street photography!
|early, the first morning|
|Please notice the snow on the, to me, fascinating thatched roof.. Yes, it was nippy out.|
|later that day, the thatch now dried off|
|driver of the Royal Mail red truck|
|"My" window is the one on the lower left.|
I have saved this fellow for last just so I can say that "I am running out of time". I need to pack and all that. Next week I will go back to posting on Sundays, but for now, I hope you enjoy this day early post.