About these themes
Magpie Here in Edinburgh I see a lot of magpies each morning when I walk my dog. Magpies enjoy hoarding shiny things. I'm a bit of a hoarder too, and I love things that sparkle, particularly Christmas lights (the non-flashing variety), fireworks, sparkling dew on cobwebs, and the diamond glint of sunlight on snow and water. There's also a legend that t'ai chi was started by someone who saw a snake protecting itself from a magpie by being soft and bending away from the pecking bird.
Flowers The flower photographs are my own. The pink rose trails over the garden wall of our house on Mull. Roses are my favourite flower and I love the old varieties such as bourbons and moss roses.
Fantasy I am planning to make my next theme Fantasy, using some Manga artwork created by my son.