I often buy a calendar when I am on holiday so that the following year I have twelve changing photographs on my kitchen wall reminding me of the place we visited. This year I decided to make my own. I took hundreds of photographs when we went to Shetland last summer and it was hard to pick just thirteen (12 months and the cover) to use in the calendar.
I put my favourite on the cover. If I'd thought about this a bit more I would have realised that this was a bit silly because I spend a month looking at each of the others and don't see the cover all year!
The cover photo is of Banna Minn beach on Mainland Shetland. We spent several hours here, reading, exploring and just soaking up the scenery and the peace and quiet.
The next photograph is my picture for January. Looking through the calendar, I noticed that 12 of the 13 photographs include the sea which is not difficult on Shetland because at no time are you more than three miles from the coast. I chose this picture because I enjoyed watching the patterns of waves and foam as the sea crashed into the rocks.
During these dull grey winter days (almost all the snow has melted now) I am enjoying looking at the photographs and remembering my summer holiday. I'll post more photographs during the year as I turn the pages of my calendar.