19.1.11

Week Two

Week Two, and so far I haven't missed a day although there was an "almost".

See that black and white in the middle?  Well, that was snapped on my way home at 10.30pm and there is not one single object that is even vaguely in focus.
"But it's atmospheric" I hear you murmuring.
Yes, but any bigger than 200 pixels and it looks really crummy. Not a keeper, but you live and learn.  Oh, and the Dim Sim next to it?  Also not in focus? Well, Matthias believes that photos should be spontaneous and he refused to hover the Dimmy over the soy sauce while I took my excruiatingly slow photo (Korean restaurants are not known for their studio lighting).  At the time I told myself that the movement gave it a dynamic quality. A-hem.

And because Wednesdays are turning into my 365 show-and-tell day I'm also using this post to keep myself accoutable to my pursuit of 'Rhythm'. Alongside my 365 photos I'm going to start listing the little things that I've been doing to try and find rhythm in this city of mine.

** I started yoga again. It's been quite some time since I reguarly went to classes and my first time in Germany.  The studio I went to was small and they practice a fairly pure form of Hatha Yoga with lots of chanting, breathing exercises and meditation alongside the poses.  I think I liked it, although I've never "ohmed" before and it was a little strange - I'm going back which I'm taking as a good sign
** I've also started German classes again.
** I updated my 'current city' to Berlin, Germany on Facebook
** We've made a change to shopping for groceries twice a week instead of everyday.  When to shop has been a source of great debate in our household.  I'm a planner; Matthias likes to be spontaneous. He'd prefer to shop on the way home from work and I didn't think it bothered me too much.  Turns out that it does.  So we're changing it up and doing it my way for a while.  Stupid as it sounds, my little heart beats much more calmly knowing that there are groceries in our fridge and I don't have to think of a new "thing" to cook every night on my way home from work.

Not too bad of a beginning, really.   

16 comments:

Kristina said...

I was laughing out loud right now, because I was actually thinking "quite atmosperic" when looking at he b/w picture. :)
Great, that you have started yoga again, I will also go more regularly this year!
Einen wunderschönen Tag, Kristina

Krystal said...

I agree with you on planned shopping, def on your side :) and i loove the b&w one!!

Bells said...

i like a mix of planned and spontaneous shopping. To me, standing in a supermarket line afterwork is a kind of daily death. I like to get basics weekly and then will pop out at lunch time during the week to grab things I like to get fresh, like salad or red meat etc. Twice a week does sound like a good compromise!

Clare B said...

@ Kristina and Krystal : you'll have to believe me that any bigger and it looks like you've had 5 too many beers and can't see straight!
@ Bells : "supermarket line of daily death" couldn't have put it better, although I agree that picking up fresh salad every now and then is also really nice.

Franca said...

Love these photos! And yay for yoga. I've never done hatha yoga, but am learning the invocation in iyengar at the moment, it's weird but nice.

Und schoen, dass du wieder Deutsch lernst!

HRANDICA said...

You have made so many promesses. I belive you about German language. Uf, it's not easy, I'm learning from april last year, and so far I can communicate a little better. But I like the feeling, of being an english speaking turist in DE, better :)).
Hugs

onagracenote said...

Love the photos and I like the black and white one too! As for shopping I agree @Bells, basics once a week with a few treats in between. Enjoy the yoga.

ELK said...

i like the way you group photos together clare .. .. I am going to add you to my blog roll so I do miss out on your special place here ..

justine said...

when I make everyone wait so I can take a photograph they get very cross! I love your new regime it sounds very organised and shopping once a week is so much easier.

Eva said...

I liked reading your ** starred posts. I need to start doing yoga and take German lessons, too! Small world.

P.S. Love the tulip in the cup photo!

Alita said...

Well those shots are utterly delightful. Even the "atmospheric" one because chica at least you are stickin to your 365. I'm a failure @ 365's. Ha...

Did you enjoy the OHM's? Did it help with the yoga itself? I've always wanted to take a class, but I've just perfected the dvd's. Hmmmm what to do...

Jamie said...

I love another look at your "spring photos!"

I love that you are incorporating your progress towards rhythm - I'm already slipping so I may be following you soon.

Dorian Susan said...

Sorry I like the black and white and the moving Korean food. I almost always think your images are fab. I too would be crazy shopping everyday. Keep that foot down.

urban muser said...

the photos are great! love the weekly shopping---we usually shop on the fly and it does make me tense thinking about what we need to buy every day! maybe we'll try that too...

Kelly said...

I love the tulip in the cup - pretty!

Yay for yoga!

Charlene said...

I like all of these, especially the soft light in the knitting image. I too am a shopping planner…my husband finds it a great source from which to poke fun at me. ;)