Photos from my life during the lockdown Part 13
The coronavirus/COVID-19 lockdown in the UK is slowly lifting, despite concerns from epidemiologists and other scientists and medical experts. I’m beginning my return to some of my normal work, but in a safe manner for both me and my clients. In the meantime I’m continuing to document my time, working and living, with photos I’ve taken from inside my home and in the garden and on my daily exercise walking my dogs: Photos from inside a lockdown. This is Part 13. You can see Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here, Part 4 here, Part 5 here, Part 6 here, Part 7 here, Part 8 here, Part 9 here, Part 10 here, Part 11 here, Part 12 here, Part 14 here.
Rain returned this past week, with cooler, cloudy weather that both of my dogs have enjoyed, though I’m very much a fan of hot, sunny summers. With the start of June the woodland flowers are continuing to change. Foxglove are out in numbers now, with the occasional one standing on its own from a seed spread by bird or wind.
The early evening sun has occasionally drizzled between the clouds and now comes through to the north face of the house, which only lasts for a few weeks of the year. It makes our tall box hedge glow.
And my wife found that one of the bowls she made suits the tomatoes perfectly on the kitchen table. In a few weeks we hope to have our own home-grown tomatoes added to it.
Photos from inside a lockdown is partly meant to bring attention to a change in how we see the familiar things around us – having to remain for such an extended time in a restricted space – and how we now have to interact with others from a distance. I hope it speaks to you viewing it and inspires you to look closer at the beauty in your own home.
In the meantime, stay home as much as you can, stay healthy and protect yourselves and everyone else. This isn’t over.
About the photographer
Paul Ligas is a professional commercial photographer based in Herefordshire, working across Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and the UK. Follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and connect on LinkedIn.