Thursday, 17 January 2008

Waiting for the winter

In the beginning of November there was a slight sign of the winter in southern Finland, but only one week. In November and December waiting for the winter and in January still waiting. Warm, gray, dark, raining, ground mud all over, rivers flooding... where is my winter?

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Shoe Tree Dreamers

Apparently a shoe tree starts with one dreamer throwing their shoes onto a branch - I have driven past these local trees in Birmingham many times and today decided to take a few camera shots at 12.15pm.

The trees look quite sad, and against the backdrop of the residential tower block windows, the shoes made me think about peoples lives.

Why do people do this?
Here is another account of shoe tree mythology

Friday, 4 January 2008


Wishing everyone a happy new year, always an interesting time due to resolutions made (and broken)...

To - be good, be better, give up, begin, stop, start, try harder...

The scanned drawing above is a homemade Christmas Card that was never sent, so seems appropriate to post it into blogspace.