Unfortunately, my father John Kyte passed away in the middle of July after a short illness, and as a result my photography work
came to a crashing halt, hence no real movement on this site during July. My father's declining health over the last
couple of months is the reason that there has not been much added to this site recently, as I have had to forgo a lot of what I had
planned in order to assist my mother, and a lot of what I'd planned to do over the summer has fallen by the wayside, some of which
I had intended to involve my father with, and will now never be done.
I could write a great deal about my father
here, but I think I will just settle for saying that he'd encouraged my photography from an early age, and was always interested in
seeing my work as I finished. He even used several of my photographs in his book on Sir Henry Fowler, and during his period
as chairman of the Vale of Evesham Historical Society asked me to cover two events that the society had organised, with both events
resulting in my work being published in the local newspapers. He often had more confidence in my ability as a photographer than I
did, and it was his idea to submit my photograph of "Royal Scot" to the local Evesham newspapers as an item of potential local interest.
His passing is a great blow to me, especially after my recent employment issues, which at least he lived long enough to see
resolved. As I said earlier, some of my plans for this year involved him, and I now find myself with a lot of regrets
of things that I never got round to saying or doing. I will miss him.
Hopefully once his funeral has been
held, things will start to return to normal (although "normal" will be redefined somewhat now), and I can get on with my life.
As I write this, it's looking more likely that I will get to Dorset at some point in September, and hopefully I can start to enjoy
life a bit more now.