"I'm an ordinary person, just a teacher who wants to inspire, learn as I travel and capture the spirit and uniqueness of all I see and the people I meet. It's a celebration of my creativity"
My days of engaging in this way is limited, or should I say taking a different direction and I'm thankful for the opportunity of just "doing what I'm doing"
I say 'just' not in the moral sense, but in the most simplistic sense because what I do is simple, subtle and straight forward in my mind.
Visiting the galleries and Museums in the past few days, being inspired by the beauty of a Cathedral or the grandeur of a beautiful garden and sharing them with my friends is an honor and a celebration of the above.
Yesterday we visited the New Forest for one such amazing experience.
The New Forest was created as a royal forest by William I in about 1079 for the royal hunt, mainly of deer. It was created at the expense of more than 20 small hamlets and isolated farmsteads: hence it was 'new' in his time as a single compact area.
We drove through marshland and tall stands of trees. Much of what we observed was 'common-land' Horses, donkeys and cows roamed free in the fields and its accepted that they have walking rights on the road and verge.
A bit like my experiences in India with the cows on the road.
Our visit was to the Exbury Gardens which is a famous garden in Hampshire. It belongs to a branch of the Rothchild Family and is situated in the village of Exbury.
The day was overcast but not cold. Interesting for a photographer because the vibrancy of the foliage is not changed by sunlight and harsh shadows.