Theme Life


Welcome to Theme Life

Walking around Sandwich and the surrounding countryside as l do daily, weekly and monthly, I take several thousand photographs. More authentic reflections of quantity might be closer to 3500 assorted photos digitally taken monthly once all the poorer quality ‘click images’ are extracted.

Of this figure, ten to fifteen per cent, are held back in folders and will be used in the blog’s gallery features, prompts, or published articles.

My main focus is wildlife, so flora and fauna mostly, but also l have a hankering sometimes for unusual shots, or things of a quirky nature. 

It appeals to my sense of humour, and sometimes these ‘strange’ shots are edited and kept for a ‘rainy day’ gallery or a prompt in the future or because l just like them, and they might make for an interesting themed gallery, pretty much like this series. 

Not all the galleries here will be specifically themed all the time. They might focus on specific events or moments that were happen chanced upon or simply hold a fascination for me.

Hope you enjoy the series
Main Image – “All that scratch is making me itch!”

Malcolm McLaren – Buffalo Gals
Theme Life Directory

Music – Fog

∀qsʇɹɐɔʇᴉʌǝuǝss

Sometimes just walking around the town and you see things that just say something different to you …
No pretences – No noise

A cat amongst the …

“Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes….Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. It is an exploration into unknown areas.”

Arshile Gorky

Morning Horny – oops l mean Morning Honey!

Charlotte’s Hide Away

Ghostly Antics?

Uncaged Log Pile Graffiti!

Loop Street’s Creeping In

Wheeling around on barrowed time?

What’s the story Jackie Dawry?

Morning Riser

No rush here …

Pillory Gate …

Floral lace of the Queen
[Queen Anne’s Lace]

Peeksaboosies …

Life’s Better in Boots!

The duck test – “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck” 

…. unless it’s a pigeon.

Maggy’s playtime …

When is a door not a door – when it’s ajar …

Inviting the flowers to afternoon tea …

The silence rises…

Never in vane ..

Holly’s Hock.

“Life is the only thing which can never be replaced when lost.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, 
Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“In the world of safe hues, like black, red and white, yellow shouts: Look at me. I’m happy!”

Joy Sewing

Hand water pumps …
Sandwich, Kent

Above Fisherman’s Wharf
Drew water from the River Stour visible behind it.

Below No Name Street – 1859

Drew water from the Delf Stream sited just behind it.


Thanks for reading – see you next time.


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Published by The Autistic Composter

Howdy Folks, Earthly Comforts is a broad niche wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, also known as ‘worm farming and photography too.

22 thoughts on “Theme Life

      1. I’m not quite sure HOW I’m diddling… “one dumpster fire at a time” is the plan🤪🤷🏼‍♀️
        I was just thinking I should email you. Catch you up on the Cuckoo at the Casa.
        I’ll do that… tonight, tomorrow… as HRH allows 🤪🤦🏼‍♀️

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  1. Are those hand pumps still in working order. I’m guessing that they were public pumps way back in the day?
    I don’t think we have any. Not even at the Missions built by Father Serra. There must’ve been something though… the Mission is San Diego has been there since 1769 and they still hold Mass there.

    Another tangential question that occurs to me… I wonder if the water quality was worse back in the day, or now? 🤔

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    1. No longer functioning – and that is a good question that could be answered in many ways.

      You might have noticed that Willow has a hand pump also.

      But l don’t know the answer to that question at all.

      Next year, l might be joining the Sandwich Historical volunteer group, if so l will find out more 🙂

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    1. Hey Trisha, it’s a play on wording. The birds in the photo are Jackdaws.

      A bird that is often the symbol of intelligence and mischief.

      There used to be a television series called Jackanory here in the UK and the word jackanory is associated with strectching the truth and tall stories.

      I have always loved the bike in Sandwich and love taking pictures of it.

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