It's that time of year again when I want to be outside ~ exploring, having adventures, having fun, enjoying this glorious light. This of course is the ideal, the reality means I need to work really hard in the garden but also gathering, drying and concocting with plants while I can, but yes I suppose that counts as fun in my book.
This recent roll of film was the last in my freezer stash of Solaris, that was made for the colours and light round here. If you hear of any go spare...

{Mamiya DSX/Ferrania Solaris 200}

{P.S. Did you know that if you prefer reading only about my herbalism you should see La Coumeille on tumblr? It gets updated pretty frequently. Likewise, I'm much better at regular postings of photography/art over here}


Start the day

While the rest of the world was yawning and stretching and making the coffee, I went with Luna down to the river. The need to take off my shoes, feel the rough stones underneath and the icy cold water tripping over my feet, watching the tiny fish nibble, dart and collide. A stone reminded me of a precious and privileged experience - the incredible cave paintings Milla and I recently saw with my dear friend Dee. These were not mock-ups, but the original pre-historic paintings in the caves at Niaux. Only 20 visitors allowed, we walked through deep and sometimes vertiginous caverns of stalagmites and stalactites with nothing but the light of our handheld torches to guide us to the paintings of bison and horses. I wish I could show you, but then again, to not photograph but to just be in the moment, made it feel so very special. And so remembering that wonderful day, I walked home through the grass in bare feet and my head in the clouds.


mute monday

At the FĂȘtes des Roses yesterday.
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