Fly away with me over the stark moon


Fae folk play on silver spoons

Fly away with me

Over the stark moon,

Far beyond the

Darkening trees

Where wee fae lark

Playing tunes on

Silver spoons:

Whilst three cloaked

Folk cast runes.

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“Don’t stray

Where amber eyes

Prey”.

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There in the shadows

Crones moan and cackle

And bones rattle

Below in the gallows.

mermaids shake

In the shallows.

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Weird sallow worms

Wake as the cauldron

Quakes;

Feared fakes

Tumble,

Crumble,

Spit and bake.

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Dailypost photo challenge: cover art-The memory of trees


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This week’s daily post photo challenge has Iinspired me to think of a favourite album and to create my own cover art. My choice of album is Enya’s ‘The memory of trees’.  If you don’t know it I can thoroughly recommend Enya’s effortlessly relaxing music. I often play ‘The Memory of trees’ when I’m practising daily yoga, meditating, writing or just enjoying relaxing. I enhanced my shot with ‘Pics art’ editing tools to hopefully give that dreamy quality and remind me of autumn. I hope you like it. Below is the link to many more entries.

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Share your world: musings


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What is your favourite time of day?
I love to walk through the meadow on a bright early morning because I feel it is such a special and magical time to experience nature. The delicate intoxication of wild honeysuckle rambling through a hedgerow, a skylark diving or the delicate autumnal jewels dangling on hogweed cobwebs enrich my world.
Sunsets are special too. As the rippling silken sky succumbs to darkness my musings begin.

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How do you spend a rainy day?
Rainy days still have their fascination. Out come the wellies and waterproofs and off we go to watch the inky clouds rumble, clash and spit spreading like the inkblot I love to analyse and use as a prompt to a poem or a character in a story. Later after hot tea and toast I seek solace in an old secondhand paperback.
When writing by hand do you prefer to use a pen or pencil?
I like to use a good roller ball pen or drawing pen because the writing flows effortlessly.
Bonus question. What are you grateful for from last week and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am eternally grateful for my dog walker who has walked my dogs when my back was very sore. This week I am looking forward to feeling better and enjoying this extraordinary mild sunny autumn.

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Cee’s fun foto challenge: the colour green-autumnal green medley


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This photo challenge gave me the opportunity to focus on a photographic autumnal medley of shots taken on my recent walks as summer faded and the moist musty mornings came in abundance, with jewelled spider webs and bright fruits dangling with illuminated raindrops.

I hope you enjoy my medley. Spot a little friend working hard on a ‘summery’ day.

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Pop-up Pixie pagoda


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Pop-up pagoda

For the autumnal

Pixie fair,

Prix one rain drop

for a rare night of

phantasmagoric delight.

Trick or dare!

Lanterns flare.

Beware of

The Wixee Lixy’s

glare!

A word a week photo challenge: recline-reclining cat.


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I couldn’t resist this shot of the cat reclining on the balcony, enjoying the sunshine. We were walking our dogs along the Grand Union canal at Berkhamstead, a lovely English town full of interesting shops, architecture, history and a canal and railway going through it.

Thanks to Sue Llewellyn for inspiring me with her word a week photo challenge.

Weekly photo challenge: refraction-autumnal refractions


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After heavy rainfall, stalking a shot, I found myself in the protection of this great tree, where light refraction was magically happening as the autumn sunshine filtered through the canopy.So beautiful.
Go to the Daily Post Weekly challenge page to join in or to read more like this one.
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Serendipitous yellow


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For miles

The meadows are frayed and

 faded

Like antique millinery and worn

Linen upholstered chairs.

Tearing through mournful layers

Serendipitously,

Yellow, playful

Dayglo

Trefoils romp

In the pasture,

Lightening,

Brightening,

As an Oxeye daisy

Lazily looks on.

This post was prompted by Cee’s  fun foto challenge ‘yellow’. I hope you enjoy it. You can see more entries by clicking on the link below.

Autumnal dream


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Autumnal dream:
Salted toffee breeze
Weaves and leans
Over a sea of
Puff candy
Poppies
Popping their seams.
Recently I had a whole day to totally immerse myself in my favourite art of painterly printmaking. Here are two drypoint etching and monoprints,designed and hand pulled myself in the delightful studio of Susan Erskine-Jones nestling in a Chiltern hills village. It was a beautiful day where many stories were shared as we made our plates, pulled prints and sipped fresh coffee!