The Ambitious Drifter

Words, Images and The Occasional Noise


The closer you look, the more you see.

What does the word “intricate” mean to you?

Photography has taught me that everything is a fractal. The closer you look, the more you see. I spent a long time looking through my photo archives for suitable photos, there’s so many. There are flowers, temples, artworks and the intriguing patterns I see on the beach. Eventually I narrowed it down to two items. One is tree bark, but I hadn’t fully read the brief, so I was surprised and happy to see ‘deep fibrous bark’ as a suggestion. I must be on the right wavelength.

By a billabong, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.


Gloucester Cathedral, UK.



Daily Prompt: Where In The World?

I’m a bit of a wanderer, so I couldnt really let this one go by.

Tell us about the top five places you’ve always wanted to visit. GO!

Five Places I Want To Visit.

No particular order…..

Hagia Sophia, the great mosque/cathedral in Istanbul (not Constantinople!)  There’s some graffiti carved into an upstairs balcony. It says (pretty much) ‘Halfdan was here!’.   Carved by Viking tourists about a thousand years ago. There’s more, apparently.

New York, 29th November 1957.  Carnegie Hall.  Apart from Thelonius Monk with John Coltrane, there’s also Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Sonny Rollins, and Chet Baker with Zoot Sims.   What more can I say?

Scotland.  I’ve seen it from  Hadrian’s Wall, but I never quite got there. Maybe I’ll get my act together for an Edinbugh Festival.

Massachusetts, USA.   Walden Pond, Thoreau, Emily Dickinson.  The time travel option?  Why not, if it’s on offer….

Almost anywhere I’ve ever been…. AGAIN!    To revisit a magical place is the ultimate luxury.

PS. I will not be going alone. My lover will be by my side every time.

And where would I send you?   Kangaroo Island, South Australia.