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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

You can take the girl out of England ... but never England out of the girl

...spent an amazing time in  England... my Country of birth...
and while I was only a child when I left ... it felt just like home when I returned x

"Travel is like love,
mostly because it's a heightened state of awareness
in which we are mindful
undimmed by familiarity 
and ready to be transformed.
That is why the best trips,
like the best love affairs,
never really end"
~Pico Iyer~

Kensington Palace Gardens
"Without new experiences
something inside us sleeps.
The sleeper must awaken"
~Frank Herbert~
Victoria and Albert Museum
"You loose sight of things ...
and when you travel,
everything balances out"
~Daranna Gidel~
the very tame & beautiful birds in Kensington Park near Diana's Fountain
let your heart guide you ...
it whispers...
so listen closely

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Vacation break ...

taking a little vacation break ...
& sharing some of my favourite travel inspired quotes :-D

"I am not the same,
having seen the moon shine
on the other side
of the world"
~Mary Anne Radmacher~

"The use of traveling
is to regulate imagination with reality,
and instead of thinking of how things may be,
see them as they are"
~Samuel Johnson~

"Twenty years from now
you will be more disappointed 
by the things you didn't do
than by the ones you did do"
~Mark Twain~

"How wild it was
to let it be"
~Cheryl Strayed~

"I have loved her,
my little wanderer,
with a mind full of wild forests
and eyes that await adventures"
~Conny Cernik~

Monday, April 16, 2018

when it snows ...

the calm after the storm...
snow, freezing rain, high winds
over the weekend ...
the birds & squirrels have returned to the garden
and happily filling up at the feeders
"Some things need to be let go
before other things
can be let in"
~Marianne Williamson~

Just let things happen
let life flow 
don't force it

Spring will arrive when she is ready

right Archer?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Perception ...

when you spot a "bird leaf" with a heart shaped eye on your walk

"We don't see things as they are,
we see them as we are "
~Anais Nin~ 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

hello April ...

walks with Archer x
Robin serenades
morning meditation in the garden
basking in the sunshine
visits to the nursery for ranunculus and smiling every time I see them
remembering how the garden bunnies love them
and nibble off the flowers leaving nothing but stems
fruit and nut mix for the squirrels
sparrow love
bringing bird seed with me
and sprinkling some in my hand
walking through the trails
and waiting... it doesn't take long...
black capped chickadees begin to  land on my outstretched hand
... some take a seed and fly away... others sit and eat from my hand
treats left by walkers before me
today has seen a mixture of rain and snow
and heavy, heavy winds
finding bits of suet amongst the leaves
"Hark, I hear a robin calling!
List, the wind is from the south!
And the orchard-bloom is falling
Sweet as kisses on the mouth.

In the dreamy vale of beeches
Fair and faint is woven mist,
And the river's orient reaches
Are the palest amethyst.

Every limpid brook is singing
Of the lure of April days;
Every piney glen is ringing
With the maddest roundelays.

Come and let us seek together
Springtime lore of daffodils,
Giving to the golden weather
Greeting on the sun-warm hills."
-  Lucy Maud Montgomery, Spring Song

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

cloud watching ...

Cloud watching ...
so serene and mindful...
noticing shapes & transformations 
as billowing white puffs move ...flow...sway...
I spotted hearts x 
the wild winds of transformation
to guide you
to your destiny"
"How wild it was
to let it be"
~Cheryl Strayed~
"She is the untamed.
She is the wild.
She will come to you
like a storm
and wash you of your tears.
And then
when she leaves
you will wonder how you ever hated the rain"

Friday, March 23, 2018

Morning Mandala

"The power of the world always works in circles,
and everything tries to be round.
The sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball,
and so are all the stars.
The wind, in its greatest power, whirls.
Birds make their nest in circles,
for theirs is the same religion as ours ...
Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing
and always come back again to where they were.
The life of a human is a circle from childhood to childhood,
and so it is in everything where power moves"
~Black Elk~
sitting in meditation a few days ago, I placed a lovely smooth piece of beach glass in my hand...
eyes closed,
I let my fingers glide over the glass, moving it about and allowing it flow in my hand as it wished... as it was intended ...
jars and dishes of glass are lovely memories/reminders of all the beach walks I have taken ...
when I come home, I take my time and place each piece of glass out of my gathering bag and on to my coffee table ...
creating a mandala from beach glass was thoroughly soothing and peaceful, mindful and wonderful ...
I think it just may become a new morning/afternoon or evening ritual.
Happy Spring Equinox
d x