The earth around the lake is covered in a profusion of white feathers, like a smattering of summer snow. What are the odds of finding on blue feather in all these white ones, let alone three?
The feeling of driving my own car again is unexpectedly joyful, even though she doesn't have a powerful engine or loads of gadgets. She is mine.
Flowers catch my attention as they transition from one state to another.
I haven't 'visited' Scotland properly for years. Ok, T and I went up to Edinburgh in April to visit the uni but that wasn't a real visit. Before that, I took T there for a week or so, but he was about 8 - far too young to appreciate what its all about. I'm a … Continue reading Anticipating … Scotland through a literary lens
JOMO is the exact opposite of FOMO. Thank goodness there is a word for it!
Holding life loosely and playfully - a new word from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
Ascribing human qualities to other objects, is called anthropomorphism. I wonder if there is a word to ascribe fantasy qualities to trees? During recent walks in local woods, I've been taking pics of trees that seem to be fantasy creatures in disguise. Is is just me, or do you also see things like this? AboveLeft: Is that … Continue reading Hidden fantasy creatures
I've read how people talk about life as process too (for example Julia Cameron). It is a way of doing, not what is done ... If you know anything about me, you will know this got me thinking, do I live in process? Do I have a way of doing?
Finding joy by appreciating this precise moment.
In the most biodiverse place in the world, you will see the perfect marriage of art, science and nature as Chihuly's dazzling sculptures transform our gardens and glasshouses into a contemporary outdoor gallery space. Kew Gardens I'd heard about Dale Chihuly's "Reflections on Nature" sculptures at Kew and was keen to see them myself. To say I was speechless is an understatement, but not for … Continue reading Fantastical glass sculptures at Kew Gardens