I hope you are all holding up well as Covid-19 continues to dominate our lives. As I sit down to pull this post together, we have been practicing social distancing and staying home, except to pick up groceries for over six weeks now. My time flies when you are having fun!

In this post, I have pulled together my daily thoughts and images from the past seven days. I hope you enjoy them and that you can relate to some of my feelings.

Until next time, please stay safe, stay home, and stay healthy!

To follow along with my daily images, check out my Instagram Feed. You can find links to my past week’s diaries here:
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3 & 4
Week 5

Day 36 – Friday, April 24

‘Nature’s Affection’

We all need a bit of affection, especially during these tough days of isolation. I’m so thankful that I have my husband to hold and hug every day. My heart goes out to those of you who are alone. Stay strong. Stay safe. This will pass.

Day 37 – Saturday, April 25

‘New Life Unferling’

This image is a simple shot, with no hidden meaning or relationship to the Covid virus. Our woodland garden is full of ferns that are just starting to bud out. It is fascinating how complex, yet simple their form is. Making this photograph was a diversion from the nightly news and pandemic updates.

Day 38 – Sunday, April 26

‘Soft Shadows’

It was supposed to rain today, but we got an unexpected reprieve. And as I looked out the back window while enjoying my morning tea, I noticed a beautiful dappled light on the fence. There was something about the soft shadows the light created that spoke to me.

Day 39 – Monday, April 27

‘Wood Anemone’

More inspiration from my garden. I am using some of my isolation time to practice my still life photography. I may have a decent eye when it comes to photographing life as it happens around me. But, when it comes to setting up a still life, I have a lot to learn. I hope you will be patient with me as I discover this genre. Here is the image I made today – a small wood anemone from the garden and a silver milk jug that was my grandmother’s.

Day 40 – Tuesday, April 28

‘Can I Help?’

A bit of humour for you today. Aslan loves to climb. Today my husband had the ladder up to fix the drapes. Aslan was in there in an instant to give him a hand!

Day 41 – Wednesday, April 29

‘Bluebell Study’

Spring is in full swing now, and our garden is providing lots of photo opportunities. Today I picked a handful of bluebells and worked on some more still life images. It was a good rainy day project. Hopefully, with a bit of luck, I can create some pictures outside tomorrow.

Day 42 – Thursday, April 30

‘Silver Linings’

On my walk this morning, I saw a beautiful reflection in a puddle. This reflection reminded me of something. Even when life turns things upside down, there is always a silver lining, and the sun will shine again. There is no doubt that Covid has turned our world upside down. However, in many locations, quarantine restrictions are beginning to ease. Many areas are talking about ways to start back to school and work. I don’t think things will be back to “normal” for a long time. However, I believe we are heading in the right direction.