waiting

October 23, 2014 § 12 Comments

Yesterday I went to visit a beautiful house that is soon to go for auction. It’s called River Farm. As I knew I would, I fell in love. The old man who lived there, a well known naturalist, had recently died. The seventeenth century house was run down, the gardens wonderfully unkempt. As I pushed my way through the undergrowth towards the river, a female fallow deer stepped towards me. She was waiting. She checked my hands, my pockets, my smell – then sure I was not who she had been waiting for, disappeared into the mist…

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 the old man’s deer waits

on

the

edge

of

the

forest-

tomorrow church bells

~

 

 

Image courtesy Getty Images

otherworldly

October 20, 2014 § 10 Comments

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wherry at first light…

almost

an

apparition -

my dog breathes deep

~

The wherry is a traditional wooden boat that carried cargo and passengers in Norfolk rivers. One or two of them are still around. Painting courtesy David Dane

pastoral

October 18, 2014 § 6 Comments

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drifts of flowers dance

to the sunday morning bells -

river

slowly

flows

~

 

 

Talking about silence

October 17, 2014 § 2 Comments

Originally posted on valeriedavies:

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A friend went for a happy break away with distant family, and returned home to find the bliss of silence awaiting her. She shared it with her readers, the deep need for solitude and silence, and how simply being with her plants, communing with her creatures, savouring the long views, the huge skies, and never speaking a word, she felt restored and at ease with herself.

Her readers, a band of like minds, responded that silence and solitude were necessities in their lives too. We discovered that we were not strange, we were not eccentric recluses, but that we were all strangely normal !

I thought about this, and realised that this group of women who had responded had probably reached that point in life when we want to experience our Hestia natures. Hestia was the Greek Goddess of the hearth and in her wonderful book, ‘The Goddesses in Everywoman

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aconite

October 16, 2014 § 8 Comments

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perfect blue

of

the

deadly

monkshood-

that first frost

~

seed

October 15, 2014 § 23 Comments

 

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each violent gust

blows more dandelion seeds

into the unknown

~

 

 

 

Image courtesy John Lund/Riser/Getty Images

nature’s flow

October 13, 2014 § 6 Comments

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golden

gingko

leaves

will

flutter

to

earth -

a little death

~

waiting

October 12, 2014 § 18 Comments

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soon an autumn storm…

pale dune grass waves -

mew of a seagull

~

 

Photo courtesy Francis Hunt

gale

October 11, 2014 § 12 Comments

 

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in salt stained air

foam flecks fly from the horse’s mouth -

i

am

impotent

~

Photo courtesy Amanda Clark

intent

October 10, 2014 § 11 Comments

 

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the

ocean

dances -

much

too

busy

to

listen

to

me

~

 

Inspired by Neruda’s Stranger On The Shore

Image courtesy Anna Magdalena

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