Mary is a writer and photographer based in Oxfordshire who has tracked curiosity down alleyways and across oceans, with an abiding love for home.

The Anatomy of a Life.

To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive. 

                                               -Robert Louis Stevenson

Seeing into the life of things…

Nature. Art. History. Home.

...it had a heart and soul, and eyes to see with;
and approvals and solicitudes and deep sympathies;
it was of us, and we were in its confidence
and lived in its grace and the peace of its benedictions. 
We never came home from an absence 
that its face did not light up an speak out in eloquent welcome-
and we could not enter it unmoved. 

                                               ~Mark Twain