Dying flowers

September 25th, 2009 Comments 0

A still life lying on the ground:

marigolds fallen

marigolds fallen 2

Then I played around with some gladioli that I had been given.  Dying things can be as beautiful as blooming things.

dying gladioli

Leaf tear

September 24th, 2009 Comments 0

One long conversation and a leaf to absent-mindedly tear brought me this today:

leaf tear

and then this:

leaf tear mess

but which is best…

Train of loveliness

September 23rd, 2009 Comments 0

These are some of the things you can see while on the train of loveliness.  First you arrive at the station where they grow enormous exuberant parsley plants:

station parsley

It is so bushy and wondrous that some local people are envious (they also grow chives.)  But onwards!

You can see beautiful vistas of water and sky stretching for miles and miles,

train view 1

train view 2

Even the strange house boxes seem momentarily pleasing:

train view 3

And closer to home you pass the magical orange tree, but blink and you’d miss it!

train tree

Thank you train of loveliness!

The Woods

September 22nd, 2009 Comments 0

An autumn-arriving day in the woods.

Mother Oak:

Mother Oak

Mother Oak 2

Here’s a wood nymph:

r Asha Acorn

and here’s another, with a friend:

Joe Robin

I like the blurriness, it helps the story somehow.

I become overwhelmed in the woods, the smell alone is enough to make you happy, but there are so many beautiful photos to be taken.  Next time I might leave my camera at home so I’m not seeing everything through a lens.



Viv and Andy’s Wedding

September 19th, 2009 Comments 0

Ah!  The first of my friends to get married!  How exiting.  I knew I wanted to make a mandala for them out of ingredients I found at the event, and when I saw these glasses shining with different colours from all the different drinks, I knew what to do:

wedding mandala

Two seconds later I turned back to see that it had been removed:

wedding mandala 2

I sang a song – Feeling Good:

me singing

And we danced the night away.  Thanks for getting married, and thanks for a great party!  Congratulations and an enormous hug!

September in St Donats

September 12th, 2009 Comments 0

A lovely day with a lovely person.  We went to the beach at St Donats, where there is no sand, instead the whole beach is made of pavements of rock in layers and layers.  There are dinosaur footprints in these rocks if you walk far enough along.  St Donats is one of my favourite places in the world, especially at the storytelling festival in the summer which is the most magical festivals I’ve ever been to.

First an apple from the garden,

r apple

the remnants of someone else’s lovely day,


a rock eye,

rock eye

a rock flower,

rock flower

I really enjoyed opening this pack of cheese.  The cheese was ok, but the feeling of the foil was wonderful.  I didn’t really want to do any free advertising for anyone, I haven’t had this cheese in years, but the packaging is worth it.  That’s my sensory tip of the day.


I wasn’t the first to spot this completely brilliant lightning rock,

rock lightning

rivers in the sand,

sand pattern

Garden and late afternoon sun

September 10th, 2009 Comments 0

This sunlight feels so precious, I want to soak it all up.  The butterfly stayed and posed for twenty minutes.  Not sure what this gallery is doing at the moment.  hmmm.

butterfly 1butterfly 2white flowers 1

white flowers 2

ladybird 1red floweryellow flowerwhite flowerr fly 2ladybird 2butterfly 3

Guardian’s Peacock

September 9th, 2009 Comments 2

I sat down at the table and the garden flowers in the vase had dropped their petals.  This butterfly invited me to decorate it.

Red Admiral collage

Train ride

September 8th, 2009 Comments 0

The Pembrokeshire countryside flying by the window.  Storm clouds brewing over Cardiff.

train 1train 2train 3train 4train 5train 6train 7

Yellow at the bus stop

September 5th, 2009 Comments 0

yellow at bus stop

It looks like a map of the world.

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