First blustery blossom

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First blustery

First blossom,
Scenting
Blustery mornings
Like freshly
Laundered linen.
Fairy bride’s millinery,
Glowing with
Knowing fragility
Sewing silver
Threads
Around
Bethrothed heads,
Beginning
Of March,
They be wed.

Orange


The colour ‘orange’, the theme of Cee’s weekly photo challenge for this week. How does the colour orange make you feel?   Orange makes me feel creative and gives me the energizing sunshine filling my heart. orange

http://ceesphotography.com/2014/02/25/photo-challenge-the-colour-orange/”

Forlorn Hellebore


Hellibore

 

Hellebores,

Forlornly maudlin,

Winter warms,

Skylarks’ playfully soaring

on a

blossom filled morning.

Zealous Hellibore

dizzily dawdling.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure


breathe

I treasure breathing, everyday breathing in new energizing air and breathing out stale energy, removing any negativity. I enjoy each day whatever the weather, walking in  nature, looking,hearing,feeling and touching as I breathe, I believe breathing fully keeps me healthy. The breath is calming and healing. Yoga gurus call the vital energy source ‘prana’. Breath control is used during meditation to help focus the mind and body in the here and now.   I hope you enjoy my post and if you don’t normally think about your breathing, just take a moment to enjoy being aware of your breathing, you will be surprised at how relaxed you will become.  Have a lovely weekend.  Namaste

I love the above quote from the 15th Century philosopher,physician and priest ,Marcilio Ficint’s book ‘The book of life.  translated by Charles Boer.  Dallas Spring Publications 1989.

 

Cobweb Cottage


Cobweb Cottage

 

Whispering welcoming echoes,

Purple smoke sweeps

Like spectres across

The threshold.

Firelight flickers,

Glowing chintzy cobwebs

Weeping waves

around window panes.

Twisted hazel,

Musty myrtle,

Wise woman’s cozy coven.

Over the last few nights, I have watched the moon grow full. I have been walking in it’s magical light and spooky shadows listening to nature’s snuffles and hoots. Tonight it is full,so I thought this little poem rather appropriate.

And the winner is …


I’m reblogging this post as I feel my newbie fellow blogger friend is worthy of your comments and attention. He is a great artist and poet and has blogged about many of his paintings of France and Southwold. Something new!

theartistpoet

imageAnd the winner is .. .

This picture, offspring of my breaking out

From twenty years of something else,

Surprised me by the accolade of friends

Who thought it worthy of their pleasure.

The fact is – it was only born that morning

And I took it as a venture of the will.

What will I do now? Abandon my past?

Go colourfully into the future?

Life sometimes brings eureka moments

To be sipped slowly and gladly,

And this one might not come again.

12 February 2014

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Nature’s refuge


nature's refuge church

Crumbling stones

Gently moan.

Creeping foliage,

Home to mice,

Owls and bones.

Ramblers

Seeking solace,

Listen to

Nature’s songs.

Even on a winter’s afternoon, Ayot St. Lawrence’s ruined church is still romantic and beautiful. Tiny snowdrops surround the ancient graves like frozen tears. After our walk, we sat in the car drinking tea from a flask and eating home-made cake, whilst I scribbled away in my notebook.   Hertfordshire has so many delightful and atmospheric  villages to explore.

Droplets


droplets

vintage droplets

Droplets of light, majestically falling at the entrance to the V&A Museum in London.  I was wondering when I was going to use this photo and Sonel’s challenge ‘droplets’ proved the ideal opportunity.  The first one is my original, cropped in Snapseed and the second has a vintage tint and border to complement the period of the building.  I can easily spend a whole day at the V&A, taking photographs, drawing and eating!  Enjoy