#capturingcolour • From where I stand

I have a confession. I LOVE all the insta clichés. I don't care about being the one in the street, with passers by wondering what on earth you are doing taking a picture of your feet, I find nothing more therapeutic than arranging a pretty cup of tea in amongst some random flowers (doesn't everyone drink their tea like that?!) and getting the boys to stand up against a nice big wall.

A couple of my favourite accounts are dedicated solely to the love of your own feet and where you are standing! Check out @viewfromthetopp and @ihavethisthingwithfloors and you will see what I mean. They are almost hypnotic!

So last week's #capturingcolour theme got us all looking down at our toes, our boots and with all the sunshine there were pretty flowers, beaches and at last some flip flops gracing the Brit accounts joining in! 

This was my week. Yes that's a snake. We were in Christchurch walking through the grounds of the Priory on holiday with friends and we saw a man talking his pet snake for a walk. A walk! Rich ran off in absolute terror and jumped on a park bench and the boys were fascinated. The nice chap wants to educate people about the slithery creatures about how gentle they can be and help people not be so scared. I did ask whether it was legal to take your pet snake out to a public place for a bit of sunshine and he said, yes, as long as it hasn't bitten anyone. Eek. Rich didn't fancy being the first and kept about 30ft away! It was a very gentle giant and I instantly thought, ooh a fab #capturingcolour moment!!!

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And look at all the fabulous feet who joined in! I love how sharing the ground beneath you tells such a story about who you are with, what the weather is like, where you are in the world. 


There is so much creativity in these little squares and I love how everyone has taken just a few extra seconds to appreciate where they are at that moment. 

From where I stand capturing colour week

But my favourite just has to be this one from Sara in Portugal. Look at those silver shoes! I love that she seems so calm in amongst the chaos of the multicoloured balls flying everywhere! I remember that so well, Sammy used to throw them everywhere and they would fly for miles! I would keep finding them behind the curtains, under the sofa, children just adore a home ball pit don't they?! Check out her gallery here.

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This week show me your Spring blooms! There's so much blossom and colour around everywhere you look, in gardens, in high streets, everywhere seems to have embraced Springtime.

This tree in our garden just blows me away, delicate and powerful all at the same time!

#capturingcolour is a weekly theme on Instagram. Tag your Floral SPRING BLOOM photos this week. (Even if it's not Spring where you are!) Favourites will be featured next Monday :)