It's been a funny old week. The weather has definitely turned to autumn. Not sure if it's the weather or not, but I've felt unbelievably tired, a little bit frustrated at work (but after much discussion on Wednesday - after the "bad" Tuesday - I think this might be improving) and I've felt a little uninspired in terms of my blog and taking photographs. Everythings been hit with a bit of malaise and apathy. As often happens with these things, the world provided answers - or perhaps I already had the answers and just needed a little poking and proding in the form of some not so subtle clues.
On a fairly miserable afternoon yesterday I picked up my camera and went out to the balcony and started snapping. Pretty soon I was chasing raindrops and seeing how much detail I could capture with my macro lens. And then when I sat down to read a few blogs, I saw that Madeline Bea is beginning a 365 challenge and creating a little community to support and encourage each other to make it through the year - that is, take one photo everyday for a year. And I thought, why not? So on September 1st, I'm beginning the challenge. It'll be good. It'll hopefully teach me things and make me a better photographer. I'm a little be daunted by the scope of it all, but also excited. If the idea takes your fancy even just a little bit then I invite you to join in the fun too. September 1st, it's going to be great.