"A good photograph is knowing where to stand" Ansell Adams.

Monday, January 29, 2018

taking stock 2018

Happy New Year! December and January have been both busy and relaxing, spending time with family and friends and doing all of those things that summer enables. It's been pretty hot in our part of the world so its been glorious to spend time outdoors in the early morning & the late evening. There's been plenty of walking, swimming, eating and drinking. Not so much photo taking but I did try a new video app (one second everyday) and made a little video of our holiday by the beach over Christmas and New Year. It was fun.
I have been thinking recently about this space and I do want to keep posting here. I don't look at many blogs these days- and I don't think many people look at mine but I do like it as a way of documenting  parts of my days, a reason to keep on taking photos and a way to stop and reflect every now and then. 
So my first post for 2018, and probably my only post for January,  I will  do a taking stock post.... thinking about what's happening for me right now..

Making : plans to have some structure in my week
Cooking : trying some new things- Ive bought a couple of magazines to be inspired
Drinking : iced water with lime- perfect for this weather
Reading: an old book of short stories by Katherine Mansfield, found on the bookshelf and belonging to my husband who studied it in his final year of high school - still has pencil comments in the margins
Next read: I have a list but have seen "Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine" in a few places so I might give that a go.
Wanting: magical answers to difficult issues
Enjoying: thinking about getting back into a rhythm
Liking: sunny days
Wondering: where the time has gone and what's around the corner
Loving: seeing my boys being men- my baby turned 18 last week!
Considering: doing some sort of creative course
Buying: clothes and shoes on line- quite successfully
Watching: just finished Alias Grace- loved it!
Next watch: more episodes of the Office
Hoping: to carve time out each day to create
Needing: to delete the rest of the prompts...even though I'm answering with the first thing that I think of -its taking too much time :) 
Knowing: that it is just fine to stop here. 

If you want to see my  previous taking stock posts, click here
Inspired by Pip as always. 


  1. I'm always amazed at your "taking stock" posts, Leanne. Every time, as I look at your list, I have no idea how I'd answer most of those questions. It would probably take me all day. I do enjoy visiting your blog, thinking about it being summer where you are while we are in the midst of winter, and I love your photos of the beautiful place you live.

  2. Oh, how I would love some of that warm weather right now, Leanne! It never ceases to amaze me how our winter is your summer and vice versa. Today the temperature is 10 degrees, ad it is 2:00 in the afternoon. :-( Brrrrrr.

    I love your Taking Stock posts, and your Ten on Ten too. I am glad that you will still be here, my friend!

    Happy day to you.