As we approach the end of 2012 and with my self-imposed challenge to take a photo a day almost complete, here is a photographic summary of what has been a very eventful year.
Mid-afternoon; the sun is out, there is no wind and the temperature is 22 degrees celsius. The loungers are set up, the lifeguard is on duty and the pool looks soooo inviting. What would have been a mixed scene of play, relaxation, noise, excitement or endeavour just a few weeks ago, is now just a memory. The season has changed and the pool has disappeared from consciousness.
I’ve 2 days’ worth of 11+ hours in an aeroplane from today, so no time to take original photos. Instead I’m going to post photos that are my responses to recent WordPress Photo Challenges. This one is in response to ‘Thankful’. My daughter and I had just reached the safety of the Aiguille Du Midi cable car station on Mt Blanc in the French Alps, having ascended the steep ridge you can see in the bottom left of the photo. The ridge is only inches wide in some places, it was blowing a gale and the drop is thousands of feet on either side – it was a very exposed place. As we were roped together, the brief was ‘if one of us falls down either side, the other one should throw themselves off the opposite side to counteract the fall’ – not exactly scientific, but probably the only way to stop us both falling. So thankful of reaching the top and safety, it was the first time I’d ever heard my daughter swear in anger!