Photos from my life during the lockdown Part 14
The coronavirus/COVID-19 lockdown in the UK is slowly lifting for now. 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 with photos life in social-distanced, semi-lockdown Herefordshire that I hope inspires other people. Images 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 14. 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 13 here.
The change in woodland flowers in Frith Wood continues, with some lovely, delicate Saint John’s Wort coming into bloom, and the clouds have been building up in the big Herefordshire sky.
It’s rained properly this past week, which is great for the garden and the crops in the farmer’s fields. One of my dogs is utterly unmoved by heavy rain or thunder storms, but sadly my other dog is terrified, so we give him a soft, comfortable space downstairs where he can feel safe.
Our raspberry harvest has begun, and some insects have also taken refuge inside the house from the weather – this lovely Common Emerald Moth decided our kitchen wall was an inconspicuous place to rest. Then the thunderstorms came.
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.
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.