This week's photos turn out to be a useful reminder to me. I decided to stop my car on my routine run through the next village over and take some photos. It's a very pretty place, and old, but when I got back and started editing what I had, I found there was way, way too much of this sort of stuff:
I love old brickwork, the way it weathers (though I recall that's not so great when you're living in it), and the contrast between the bricks and other surfaces - the wood, or tiles, or slates. But too many brick pictures in one photo collage and what do you get? Brick mush. I should have looked better at other things: maybe more doors and windows, and that would have given me a better choice of colours and textures. But it's a good lesson, so I am sharing my less than satisfactory collage anyway.