Snow fall


Snow falls over
The ridge silently: like
Pure dove down;
Glowing like butter
When slivers of sunlight
Ease through umber trees.


The night became silent on Saturday as snow fell magically for the first time. We woke like excited children to watch snowflakes melting on our cottage bedroom window. Unfortunately the morning warmed up and our dreamland melted, so we decided to walk up our local ‘Greensands ridge’, where we knew snow would still be in the furrows and settled in the copses.

Remembering January

A winter patchwork warms our hearts

A winter patchwork warms our heart

January 26th 2013


As the nights draw in in December, I feel it is a time for reflection and so I have decided to look back over my first year of blogging with wordpress and post a selection of pictures and writing, quotes and poems.  It’s funny how these first walks in the countryside armed with at the time my phone camera and a small notepad, have come flooding back to me and reminded me of the peace and tranquillity of these special moments in the day when it was all mine to find the ‘essence’ and write from my heart.  I hope you enjoy anyway!




A Winter Patchwork


Winter sky,

Diamond sparkling,

Patchwork fields


Snugly snow,

Cattle gather


in furrows aglow.

Sign post to autum

Sign post to spring

January 24th 2013

Bright and Cheerful.


Nature’s signpost

Tells us to

Look deeper

At the warmth


And light

Shining within.


January 22nd 2013



On these icy days,

Thaw and remember

Those around us

who may need us.

Snowy owl


Snowy owl,
Amply attired
In luxurious down.
Swoops across
Miles of inky skies:
A winking web
Of shimmering stars
Where shadows shift
Within twisted,
Creaking copses.
Fizzy frost
The forest.
Gently waves
Into the galaxy.
As the broad
Oak moans,
Snowy owl
Returns to
The nook:

Daily prompt: Close


Diva Dahlia,
Winter white
Piroetting ice
Fairy’s toes:
Leaving a trail
Of gold.

Solitary Beauty


Inquisitive solitary swan
Glides gracefully
Along chilly rippling
Waters edge.
Bull rushes guard her nest.

Nature Awakening


North East wind
Ripples waters,
Wakes sleepy voles.
Magical tales unfold
Unfurling leaves in
Early spring breeze
Saplings stretch their limbs
With glee.

Spring’s Flight


Swooping, startled flock
Searching for sanctuary over  turbulent waters
Find serenity in sheltered woodlands.

Enchanted Woodland


Bewitched woodland wilderness. Chiming icicles, crystals dazzle, streams ripple night falls.

Snow shelter


Cosy, musty, Home to many. A place to rest in dusty, webbed crevices; between bags of spuds and rusty trugs; like ‘bugs in rugs’ under patchwork eiderdown ‘Daily News’.