A hive of spring activity

It wasn't a very hot day today but the bees were out in full force. And busy as only bees can be. The plant by the fence was "BEE CENTRAL" How on earth do those tiny flowers provide nectar for such fat bees? Incoming!I'm off! When you think about it, bees do look comical when … Continue reading A hive of spring activity

An artist date in the woods near me

If you go down in the woods todayYou're sure of a big surpriseIf you go down in the woods todayYou'd better go in disguise! Hmmm, I rather like going as me, thank you. On my own, with my camera. Although it sometimes feels uncomfortable as it did last week. I felt conspicuous. There were loads … Continue reading An artist date in the woods near me

Surely what I have to say has already been said?

The Hay House Writers workshop in Dublin at the end of April inspired and motivated me. As I hoped it would. You can read about my apprehensions here. Many things were said that I needed to hear to silence Mergatroid (she is my critical ego, my Inner Critic). The biggie being "surely what I have to … Continue reading Surely what I have to say has already been said?

Anticipating: A writer’s workshop

This piece was written before I went to Dublin for the Hay House Writer's Workshop at the end of April 2019. Dublin looms. A Hay House writing workshop. For two days. With 150 other people. Yes, 150 other people. And world renowned speakers. When I booked it, I was excited about hearing these people speak. … Continue reading Anticipating: A writer’s workshop

Scout & Scarlet

The two young Jack Russell's stand with one leg bent, poised to run. Unblinking, their liquid brown eyes are fixed on the well-chewed ball in my hand. I throw it and they bolt after it milliseconds after it leaves my hand. Scarlet (the female with wiry fur and red ears) skids through the grass, scattering … Continue reading Scout & Scarlet

A single tulip: Regular Random

Five minutes with a mature tulip in J's garden. This post is for the Regular Random tag (see below for more details). Six divisions in the brown area - one for each leaf.  Three pointy bits on the stamen. A perfect mandala in the centre of this vibrantly coloured flower. One leaf that droops. The … Continue reading A single tulip: Regular Random