(Most of) the year in pictures.

On the last day of the year (decade!) I thought I’d show you one photo for each month…However, with a new computer, I find that I don’t get a display of the photos, but just a IMG number for each one. So for each month I’ve just literally picked a random photo, from its number, and posted that.


I have no idea where this lake is! I suspect it was the fishing lake/bird reserve lake in Roanne, where I sometimes go for a walk, but I can’t be certain!


I know this one! It was on a walk not too far from here. This was when I was still keen on getting my 600 km walked before my 60th birthday. That didn’t last much longer!! I think I was ill, and lost momentum, and then couldn’t be arsed!!


Fairy cakes made for the family next door as part of 40 Acts. The family have now moved on, not having had much success in the hotel, but there’s a new family moved in. We await developments…


Not the best photo I have of me with Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, but it was the one that I picked at random! This was at the weekend for the consecration of Mark Edington as our Bishop. A wonderful weekend!


The card I made for my mum’s 90th birthday – before deciding it wasn’t “special” enough, and making another!


We visted the caves at Lascaux with the Cycle Club, on our weekend away. Happily, this was one of my favourites of the wall paitings. I love the “fat ponies”!


The “infinity” card I made for Flynn, the son of Friend Alison. I never got round to giving it to him though!


On holiday with Mr FD, we visited the town of St Guilhem le Désert. It was rather too crowded for our tastes, being labelled as one of France’s most beautiful villages. A victim of its own success, one can’t help feeling….


The inside of a card made for Friend Huw, after the untimely death of his wife. I actually made, and sent, a different one, but with the same sentiment inside.




I think that as a result of my depression I wasn’t in the mood for much photo taking. I certainly failed to download any onto the computer! Hopefully that will change now.

Here’s to the start of a new year, and a new decade. We don’t know what’s ahead, so let’s just trust that it will all be alright in the end. And if it’s not alright, it’s not the end!

11 thoughts on “(Most of) the year in pictures.

  1. I like the photos that you (or the computer?) chose. I hope that 2020 is a joy for you and the depression doesn’t take hold too much. I’m amazed actually to find how gloomy I’ve been since September. Not felt like that before. Too many worries particularly with Brexit etc. Sending you hugs.xx

  2. I’m sure there must be a way to make the photos display – that sounds so frustrating. Anyway, glad to see you posting again and I wish you all the very best for the coming year.

    Photography can be good therapy for depression – I generally found it helpful as it got me out of the house looking for something beautiful, quirky or interesting. There were times when I had to push myself to do it but I did find it helpful more often than not.

    1. I found this year, when I couldn’t get out because of my caring responsibilities, that the pressure of a daily photo was more stressful than not doing anything, because then I felt as if I needed to set up shots and all the other palaver. Not helped by living in a first floor flat, so I don’t even have a garden to photograph

  3. Hope that this year is better.

    Interesting collection of photos, however random – I suspect your settings for the photo file are on List, not Icons or even Large Icons, which is what gives you the little pictures, or bigger in my case. That setting is on the View tab on the folder with the photos.

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