Oh. my. god! From summer back to winter in a day. I knew it was changing, but not this much. All day the dullest wishy washy grey sky and it couldn’t even rain properly, a sort of mizzle going on, so BORING after last weeks warmth and blue skies. I could not find any light and shade so was a bit stuck for what to shoot today, so I had a look at the macro theme for monday and it’s ‘stamps’.
I knew Phil had an old album in the loft so I asked him to get it down from me to use. What a treat, all the old style stamps from days of yore, (Phil collected from the ages of 9 & 10, so 50 years ago now!) and I went a bit mad with the macro lens.
My shot for today, is the stamp on a letter from Phil’s Dad to his Mum. Just after the end of WW2 his Dad was in army barracks on the Isle of Wight, and his Mum (who had been in the army nursing soldiers out in India and the like) and had a job in South Shields Hospital. George V1 was on the throne, and decimalisation was not even a twinkling in anyone’s eye.
I thought I’d also post the colour ones I’ve taken, they are fascinating to me and might be to someone else too. (see how I’m sneaking colour into my posts ☺️ ) try clicking on them to see some lovely detail in them. I love how they depict history in such a small space. They don’t make them like this anymore.