Friday, 30 July 2010

the sound

A new beach, not my father's. On the North Fork. July 2010.

Monday, 26 July 2010

oh, look

Pointing out hummingbirds, at the Hummingbird Sanctuary. Baiting Hollow, Long Island. July 2010

Friday, 23 July 2010

at the hummingbird place

Near my parents' summer home. Baiting Hollow, North Fork, Long Island. July 2010

Sunday, 4 July 2010

fourth of july

Shot in Regent's Park, back in June. 2010. Got a lot of catching up to do! ; )

Monday, 14 June 2010


At my in-laws garden, Herefordshire. June 2010

Sunday, 13 June 2010


My in-laws cat, Abu, on the driveway of their home in Herefordshire. June 2010.

Saturday, 12 June 2010


On the road between the V&A and the Science Museum, South Kensington, London. June 2010.

Friday, 11 June 2010

morningside crescent

At the little park across from Greater London House.

Sometimes - like this particular flower, on this particular day - it hits me to my heart, how fleeting life is. I shot this on the first day of June, 2010, and as I post this, this particular flower, I'm guessing, no longer exists. It's just some decay. It is gone.

Thursday, 10 June 2010


South Kensington, London. June 2010.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

white bird with green water

Wachatahatchee, West Palm Beach County, Florida. Winter of 2008.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010


Oh, goodness, haven't posted on my sweet blog for way too long. I promise you, dear little blog, not to neglect you, and go back and fill in May and the start of June.

Meanwhile: beach, somewhere in the British Virgin Islands. February 2009.

Monday, 10 May 2010

wisteria lane

Actually, the road is called Wetherby Gardens, and it's around the corner from home. South Kensington, London. May 2010

Sunday, 9 May 2010

also on wisteria lane

Also called Wetherby Gardens, around the corner from home. South Kensington, London. May 2010

Saturday, 8 May 2010

can't get enough of that wisteria stuff

As before. And after. London, May 2010

Friday, 7 May 2010


Caught all of these walking home from the cinema with my husband. Just a house around the corner, on Wetherby Gardens. I love spring in London, it can be heartbreakingly beautiful. Poignant. Wistful.

South Kensington. May, 2010.

Monday, 3 May 2010

variations in pink and green

One of my favourite colour combinations. Shot in Kensington Gardens, near the Albert Memorial. April 2010

Sunday, 2 May 2010

under the willow tree

We have a favourite spot, facing the water of the Serpentine, in Hyde Park. Under this willow tree. Photographed April 2010

Saturday, 1 May 2010

may day

Love the whole idea of May Day. They think it goes back to Roman times, and Flora, the Goddess of Flowers, but I bet it's earlier than that. I bet it goes back to the beginning of time.

It's May! It's May. The lusty month of May. Time for celebration: we survived the winter. I just pray the wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico survive the spring, and clever minds can work out a way to stem the oil spill.

Shot in Hyde Park, London. April 2010.

Friday, 30 April 2010

picture postcard perfect (left)

Somewhere in the British Virgin Islands, February 2009. Inspired by Stephanie of Style Odyssey ('Carribean Blue').

Thursday, 29 April 2010

picture postcard perfect (right)

Somewhere in the British Virgin Islands, February 2009. Inspired by Stephanie of Style Odyssey ('Carribean Blue').

Tuesday, 6 April 2010


I've been so torn about how to resume this blog: whether to go back and post (or is it pre?) date the photos to fill in for all the days I've missed? I suppose I can: I've got more than enough summer photos to fill many days of many years. But instead, I'm back to the commitment I made: a photo of a summery image, every day, all year round.

Today: one of the pools at my parents' retirement community in Florida. I love it there. It's just my mom now - my dad died seven years ago - but at a moment like this, swimming alone in the pool closest to their home - just steps away, in fact - that late afternoon, almost evening light, that feeling that time is suspended and all is well in the world.. well, one thing is for sure: I wasn't alone.

Monday, 8 March 2010


This is my idea of heaven. Last day of most recent trip to Florida. January 2010.

Friday, 26 February 2010

this is all there is: this moment, nothing more

As before. Quite possibly September 10, 2001.

Thursday, 25 February 2010


Seville. Quite possibly September, 2001. It might have been right around the time of 9/11: we were in Spain at the time. I do know it was quite traumatic, and shot on a very hot, meltingly hot day.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

self portrait with feet

@ my parents' pool. Florida. January 2010

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

OMM: sheila's feet

On the rooftop of the OMM hotel, Barcelona. June 2008.

Monday, 22 February 2010

nun outside the OMM

At the lobby of the Hotel OMM, Barcelona. June 2008.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

before the rains came

Looking out from my parents' deck. Baiting Hollow, August 2010.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

above us more sky

As before. Part of a series. Baiting Hollow, August 2010.

Friday, 19 February 2010

above us only sky

From my father's favourite spot: the deck of their summer home, looking out onto the Long Island Sound. August, 2010.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

night fishing with my man

Part of a series. January 2010, somewhere in Palm Beach County.

Monday, 15 February 2010


Before the storm, which never came. Florida, January 2010.

Sunday, 14 February 2010


Two tropical flowers, shot while night fishing with my man in an undisclosed location. Palm Beach County, Florida.

January 2010

Thursday, 4 February 2010

why blue

Dedicated to our lovely step grandmother, Martha, who asked that question when we had our childhood home carpeted wall to wall with a lovely fine quality 100% wool carpet, as was the fashion, in almost exactly this colour. The question became an expression in our family, and summed up all that was unanswerable, unfathomable, and zen like.

Hydrangea, Victoria & Albert Museum courtyard. As before. August 2010

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

study in pink

V&A museum, as before. August 2010.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

three hydrangeas

At the Victoria and Albert Museum courtyard, London. August 2010.

Monday, 1 February 2010

caves at ponza, with two boats

Third in a series. Ponza, July 2006 or 2007.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

caves at ponza, with boat

As before. July 2007. Or 2006?

Saturday, 30 January 2010


I am so longing to return here. Ponza is the inhabited volcanic island in a little cluster of beautifully sculptured rocks, uninhabited (by law), in the middle of the sea, somewhere off Italy. Shot from a boat trip with a group of mostly Italian friends. July, 2007, I think.

Friday, 29 January 2010

no diving

All on the same pool day. Florida. January 2010

Thursday, 28 January 2010

not a pool day, redux

Third in a series. Florida. January 2010.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

palms trees floating in pool

As before. Palm Beach County, Florida. January 2010.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

not a pool day

@ my parents' active adult community, Palm Beach County, Florida. Well, it was a pool day for me: every day is a pool day, long as there aren't thunderstorms.

Monday, 25 January 2010

my man, night fishing

Third in the series. Florida. As before. January 2010.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

more night fishing with my man

(As before). Second in a series. Somewhere in Palm Beach County, Florida. January 2010.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

night fishing with my man

My husband found a great little 'lake' in my parents' active adult retirement community. Not the one their 'Florida room' looks out on: the fish there are too smart. This one is in a secret location. He had this wild idea fishing would work better at night, but on this particular night, the air was cold, and perhaps they were sleeping. Or frozen.

Somewhere in Palm Beach County. January 2010

Friday, 22 January 2010

at cousin cliff & jan's pool, before it rained

I love swimming in their pool, in a gated retirement community near my parents' place. Last time I went, it rained, too, and swimming in the warm pool with huge drops coming down was just magic.

Cliff is my father's cousin, but more than that: they were like brothers. And his wife Jan is my mom's good friend. They are the most wonderful couple.

Somewhere in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida. January 2010.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

high dive

At the Deauville Hotel, just days after the Beatles stayed there. As before, photo by my father, Arthur A. Carin. Miami, Christmas of 1963 or 1964.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

delano pool

At the Delano Hotel, Collins Avenue, South Beach, Miami. Florida. January 2010

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

at the delano hotel

South Beach, Miami. January 2010