Frustratingly none of the pictures I took on this morning’s walk really inspired me, this is perhaps the closest. It’s the blue in the sky and the water and the green of the grass.
When I was at college I did geology. I’d never done it before. But I haven’t forgotten how much I enjoyed it. When I was a kid, I set up a laboratory because I wanted to do chemistry. Is still have the experiments book. I bought some of the glassware, some of the chemicals, I even tried to do some of the experiments. It was all a bit heath-Robinson really. Then Astronomy discovered me, I read about it, and can remember avidly following the Apollo programme.
Geology intruded briefly, along with geography, physical rather than economic (ox-bow lakes and that kind of thing), then computers arrived. I can’t think of a period since 1974 when I haven’t had a computer of some kind. Photography was probably the least scientific interest, but was technical in it’s way, that has lasted quite a long time as an interest. I’ve had several microscopes. Mostly toys, but my latest acquisitions are for an interested amateur, and of course I can’t go without mentioning my love of amateur radio. The thing is though what to do with it all? Well, I think that locality may provide a framework. I’m going to think about this as I head towards 366/366.