Ese’s weekly shoot quote challenge:Memories


‘ Memories are the key not to the past
but the future.’
Corrie Ten Bown

Time to wander,
Pondering whilst
Sauntering on
Wet sand
Like a caramel
Fudge land.
Salty lips,
Chalky skin,
A deep,
Warm mineral
Breath in:
Letting go.
Waves fade
Negative thoughts
Wash away.
Sea lavender breeze,
Flotsam of old trees.
Memories like
Sea glass pebbles
And sea shell patterns
In the sand.

Ese’s challenge ‘memories’ gave me the idea to return to the memory of the walk with my husband and dogs on the Norfolk sands one carefree day when we were on holiday and had time to saunter and breathe in the minerals and taste the seaside. It was a precious memory, where we got lost in our own thoughts, reminisced and had fun with our dogs. The light was wonderful, so relaxing.
Ese’s weekly shoot and quote challenge: Memories


A-Z Writing challenge letter G Garden Retreat


Heart of the pagoda,
Lemon scented roses
Delightful, enticing.
Wild honey bees,
Busily seeking
Nectar from
An abundance of lavender.
Freshly mown grass
Reminiscent of
Childhood holidays.



Yesterday was the open day at the Nagarjuna Kampa Meditation Centre in Kelmarsh, Northants. My first impression was of sunny, helpful people all enjoying their spiritual path. When I asked for a Soya milk latte, the young man asked me with genuine concern ” What does cow’s milk do to you?” I explained about my intolerance and we swapped experiences whilst the queue of people waited patiently. This beautiful display of Buddhas were in the meditation room where I experienced a beautifully spoken guided meditation. Another lovely resident enthusiastically discussed with me the liking of buddhist art to mediaeval paintings. I will go back!