The Ambitious Drifter

Words, Images and The Occasional Noise


A Slow Excitement

Tell us about the last thing you got excited about — butterflies-in-the-stomach, giggling, can’t-wait excited. 

Photographers, artists, poets: show us EXCITEMENT.

Nearly all of my butterflies recently have been of the negative kind, waiting to see doctors, get scanned or dealing with officialdom. Excitement has been thin on the ground.  However, as I get closer to health there is a sense of excitement. Life, very slowly, is seeping back into my veins.

I do get excited by the prospect of a Daily Prompt, especially if I’m on a roll, getting lots of views. In my case, more than 20 is exciting. I love seeing the little star light up on the stats page that tells me there’s another ‘like’.   It’s also exciting going through my archive and finding photos I’d not noticed before. It’s also cheering me up to think that I might soon be able to travel again.

I just found this one. Taken with the ‘colour pick’ setting on my little Canon Ixus. I was aiming to capture the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.  I thought it a failure at the time, but the passing cyclist and the sun flare do make it interesting.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

For this week’s photo challenge…some curves. Sensuous, wild, graceful and peaceful.

I might have to find more photos, this is a good challenge indeed.

Sensuous curves, freshly roasted coffee beans.


Wild Curves, a window in Barcelona.


Graceful Curves, Pont Neuf in Toulouse, France.


Peaceful Curves, urban garden in Amsterdam, Netherlands.