The magic happens, sometimes, in that space where you break all the rules ... or accidentally bump the Mode setting onto another, entirely inappropriate, setting.
I love this photograph, taken with my Canon 5D MkII. It seems like a water colour and is, perhaps, the only way my daughter would allow me to publish a photograph of her.
She's crouching, photographing her exquisite Romanian rescue dog. Sahara and Sander are there too. As is the snow.
I'm up in Scotland today. -6 celsius this morning, and frozen feet.
In huge news, for me, I managed to light the fire but while applauding my own cleverness, the vent knob fell off. I went from feeling like Pioneer Woman to Ms Bean - Mr Bean's twin sister, in a heartbeat.
I opted to leave my slippers out of my packing and so, feet masquerading as blocks of ice, are my new normal here in the north of Scotland. I'm also missing my external harddrive, my hiking boots ... and my flatmates loved the Italian Christmas cake I left behind.
I have never forgotten having to throw away quite a bit of my stuff, at the airport, for the flight between the UK and Italy.
Photographically, I am loving Scotland. But in other ways struggling with the cold. It seems I have softened in Italy. That long hot Spring, Summer and Autumn in no way prepared me for this but but but ... it is so good to see family, to catch up on their news, to eat English food :-)
All of that.