Cleaning up my picture files over the last few days I have come across photos that I’d forgotten about. This one must be about 4 years old. It’s a digital file and somewhere in it will be the precise date and even the time it was taken.

This photo, taken in my garden, still holds my interest so it’s important for me to revisit it. I think it was Diane Arbus who said something about the importance of photos that don’t quite work, how vital it is to print them up and live with them until you really really understand what the problem is, on a cellular level not just an intellectual one.