To be honest, I don't think about it much any more, it's something you get used to and work around. Before you know, it all becomes natural and you don't even think about it, it becomes part of the 'norm'. Going out as a family is a bigger problem but that's for another day.
Over the last couple of years, just as I thought everything had settled into a good routine and was working as smooth as it possibly could..... a new challenge has been given to us! Our daughter started to get ill more and more often until it just seemed like she was ill all the time, now on top of her autism, she has CFS/ME. This is not something I would wish on my worst enemy, I can deal with the Autism and everything that came with it but this, this is very different and very hard to deal with and very hard to watch in someone so young.
I am not going to go into it today as I wanted to talk about my escapes.
I believe everyone should have an escape from life or reality for a bit, recharge the batteries as my Mother always used to say. Mine is with my camera, I can honestly say that this is the only time I am thinking about nothing else but the picture right in front of me. When I look through that camera, my mind is clear, no thoughts of the day to day challenges, shopping lists or anything else. I only see the picture in front of me. I am
an Artist at heart and I think that helps me set the scene and pick out some beautiful places. But to be honest, there is beauty all around us, we just have to open our eyes a little more...
The leaves are just starting to change, soon we will be driving along roads surrounded by beautiful colours of reds, yellows, oranges, copper and many more. It is one of my favourite seasons, so much is going on and it is such a beautiful time of year.
I always feel like Autumn opens your eyes to what's around you, it makes everything look so different, walking under the trees, kicking the crispy dry leaves warmed by the Autumn Sun, such a lovely feeling and if you look around on a sunny Autumn day, people are smiling, enjoying the same thing you are. I always have a camera with me even if it's just my little pocket camera which is what these Autumn photos were taken with.
Winter and the view changes again, the leaves have gone, then the frost, mist and snow comes. Frost is brilliant for photos, oh and the sound under you feet, it is like walking on a field of crisps :)
I am a child at heart but I am sure there must be more like me out there... somewhere? I like to make the 1st footsteps on clean freshly fallen snow and I am smiling all the way on my walk, doesn't take much to make me happy :)
2 Warwick Castle photos; one taken in the Summer and the other at Christmas.
I have been going over the same bridge in Warwick for years and always loved this view. I think it's the best view of the castle and it's free as you don't need to enter the grounds to see it!
I am lucky to live in Warwickshire, there are so many beautiful places to visit or go walking and to be honest, being in the centre, we are not far from anywhere.
I have decided rather than this blog just being about Autism or anything else, it is going to be about me, my life my walks, the beautiful places I visit and
especially my photography.I hope I won't bore you as I am sure someone will tell me. I do have a habit of going on sometimes, so comments are welcome x
The next 2 photos where taken when a lovely lady who I had got chatting with, let me into her garden to see her view of the Castle. It was a lovely day, fresh snow had fallen and I was a little crazy to be driving, but it was well worth the drive and the view was worth it! The lovely lady told me the history of her house and the street she lived in. History is another of my interests so a perfect day.
Another of my favourite places to escape to, is a National Trust property I have been visiting since I was a child Charlecote Park. My next Blog will be about this place.