And today, it seems to have arrive, albeit momentarily to warm our in and soothe our restless winter minds.
I am in love with all the seasons, all the in-betweens and each time they fade into one another. Of all, if pressed and pushed, prodded and pried, I would admit sheepishly and with a thin grin that Summer has my heart. The bursts of lightning on skies of black. The roll of thunder and cool of rain bouncing off sweaty skin. The crickets singing me to sleep echoed only by the train whistling in the empty parts of night. Summer, Summer holds my heart. Come back to me now.
I took a night photography this week and absolutely loved it! It left me more passionate about the art of photography and excited to build my lens collection. Night photography is quite different from daytime, and the light balance more intricate.
The above photo is St Paul’s Cathedral and Blackfriars Bridge from the Southbank around 20:30.
For someone with plenty of sleep issues, I’m happy to share the “world’s most relaxing song”. Listen at bedtime, after a good read (NOT the computer) and lull yourself into a restful state.
Created instinctively and intuitively by Marconi Union, Weightless has been claimed to have therapeutic properties in the way the track almost appears to have a heartbeat running through it which slows down very gently throughout the piece, encouraging a deep sense of relaxation in the body, It’s use of specific rhythms, beep bass tones, frequencies and intervals induce an almost trance like state in the listener.
Mad Men 3x02 // 6x04
La fugitiva sensación
a runaway feeling
NYTime Columnist Mark Bittman introduces a new series on an increasingly familiar dietary lifestyle: the flexitarian. S/he is not vegan nor vegetarian, but one whose eating habits are changing for the better and the burning question shifting from “What should I be eating?” to “How do I cook it?”. It’s about personal experience Bittman explains, those who significantly reduce the intake of animal protein, listening to their body (and sometimes cravings!) to decide what to eat.
14 foods to avoid, for some not-so-obvious reasons.
21 Roads to Drive Before You Die, these are incredible places and I would ride shotgun for any of them!
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park
The world’s oldest person, Jiroemon Kimura, celebrates his 116th birthday today. Born in 1897 in Kyoto Japan, Kimura is one of only 12 people with a birth date in the 19th century and living still.
His longevity is truly remarkable. Experts have linked the low-fat Japanese diet to longer lifespans, but studies of centenarians suggest community ties, lasting friendships, and decent healthcare can be equally important to health well, exercise, drinking in moderation and avoiding tobacco.
My, how I would love to hear his stories! Just to think of all that he has seen in his lifetime…