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Monday, October 14, 2019

White Cane Safety Day (15th October 2019)

White Cane Safety Day (15th October 2019)

Every year, 15th October is celebrated around the world as White Cane Safety Day. The day celebrates all the achievements of blind and visually impaired people. It also raises awareness about blindness and vision loss among people.

Description of the photo:
The photo depicts a drawing of a foldable white cane with the words "White Cane Safety Day" written above the cane in Braille.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Reading...

Reading...

There's nothing better than reading a good book on a Saturday afternoon…

Did you know that…

"Brain imaging studies of blind people as they read words in Braille show activity in precisely the same part of the brain that lights up when sighted readers read." (from Science Daily)

"... reading plays a vital role in the lives of blind and partially sighted people, helping them to overcome daily challenges, boosting mental well-being, enabling them to develop learning and skills and providing opportunities for social contact through reading groups" (from The Reading Agency)

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Mornign Frost on Blackberry Leaves

Morning Frost on Blackberry Leaves

We're having another quite warm and sunny winter day. I took this photo on my morning walk through the woods.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Winter Water Wonder

Winter Water Wonder

We're still having a green, relatively warm winter without snow. That doesn't stop me from taking photos of nature in all its glory :-)

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Golden Winter

Golden Winter: Stars

We're having a very warm winter this year. We've had a bit of snow, but it's all gone now and the sun's back out. There are still plenty of dry leaves and seeds on the trees. They turn golden in the warm winter sunlight. These are the seeds of the common spindle (Euonymus europaeus). They look like little golden stars.


Golden Winter: A Leaf in the Sunlight

We're having a very warm winter this year. We've had a bit of snow, but it's all gone now and the sun's back out. There are still plenty of dry leaves and seeds on the trees. They turn golden in the warm winter sunlight. This is a beech leaf. It looks like little golden boat.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

At Night

At Night

Tactile paving at night.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Autumn Beauty

Autumn Beauty Picked on a walk this afternoon :-)