Sunday silence

028{no. 12}

Capturing the essence of stillness, quiet, peace or contentment {in one image}…

Join me if you wish? #sundaysilence

I have to share this Poem by Muriel Stuart, as it reminds me so much of my mum…

The Seed-Shop

Here in a quiet and dusty room they lie,
Faded as crumbled stone or shifting sand,
Forlorn as ashes, shrivelled, scentless, dry –
Meadows and gardens running through my hand.

In this brown husk a dale of hawthorn dreams;
A cedar in this narrow cell is thrust
That will drink deeply of a century’s streams;
These lilies shall make summer on my dust.

Here in their safe and simple house of death,
Sealed in their shells, a million roses leap;
Here I can blow a garden with my breath,
And in my hand a forest lies asleep.

 

here & now…

peony…this pink peony is on the kitchen windowsill, faded yet resplendent and a reminder that spring is not imagined {we are having real cold snap}.

…I am happy to have the time to blog. I have missed this space and the friends who visit me here. Hello : )

…my son is in the middle of his GCSE exams. He is remarkably calm about it all {this is good, I think?}. I remember being a wreck!

…I am looking forward to 10 days off work {whoop, whoop}.

How does your here and now look?

 

here & now

029…there are daisies in the grass, reminding me of childhood summers making chains for bracelets and necklaces. Do you remember doing this?

…the apple blossom is in full bloom and by the looks of things we are in for a bumper crop of apples this year!

…I am still enthralled by this book. The relationship between falconer and hawk is incredible and quite moving.

…the sun is shining, it is warm and the windows are flung wide open.

…I am looking forward to meeting up with friends this weekend, always good.

How is your here & now? I’d love you to share…

 

 

Sunday silence

Sunday silence {no. 11}{no. 11}

Capturing the essence of stillness, quiet, peace or contentment {in one image}…

Join me if you wish? #sundaysilence

here & now

009…I have just returned from a lovely walk {and some much needed me time} in the park with Trevor. The evening sun was a delight and it felt so good to be out in the fresh air surrounded by greenery. I love my job, it is interesting and varied, but sometimes being mostly in an office makes me feel a little claustrophobic. The walks feel so necessary sometimes.

…there is a smile on my face as I chew sour jellies and I am reminded of my mum’s face a few years ago when I gave her one to try. Memories are such wonderful things, aren’t they. By the way, she didn’t like them.

…I feel connected with my friends and a need to nurture that, to make more time to see them.

…the shower is calling me and much as I hate washing {well drying and straightening} my thick and unruly hair, I love the feel of it when it is all done.

…the drink I am enjoying most is apple & cinnamon tea.

How is your here & now? I hope it is filled with little gems.

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