Winter daze / by Mario Mirabile

I've been struggling for inspiration over the last few weeks. Perhaps it's the all too short and chill days of midwinter, perhaps it's the head cold which has been threatening for a while and has finally started to develop. I'm sure the fact that I haven't had too many chances to wander far from home or work, and thus been confined to well trodden paths, has  been a factor. Whatever t is, it's been a quiet few weeks photographically.

Don't be surprised if you don't hear from me too often over the next couple weeks. I'll post if I think I have something worthwhile, but I won't try to keep up the established twice-weekly schedule. My enthusiasm for the blog hasn't waned, but I feel like I need a breather. In the meantime I'll leave you with a few shots from recent lunchtime group walks. The themes were "stripes" and "blue". It's not too hard to figure out which is which.