Thursday, 16 October 2014

A Change of Pace

Land and Sea

The Pilgrimage {1}

The Pilgrimage {2}

The Beach

I seem to have been concentrating on still life a lot lately....and this weeks lesson at Be Still 52 reminded me of the world outside and how great it is to mix things up a bit.

I am not a natural landscape photographer and am often disappointed with what I come home with but when you are spending time with people you love, in a place as breathtaking as this, somehow it all falls into place.

These were all taken on holiday in Northumberland.  The pilgrim route to Holy Island across the sands and the final shot is on Snook Beach.  I think we saw maybe 4 other people.  At peak holiday season in August.  Quite a change for this suburbanite.  And a reinforcement that a change of pace can be just the creative adjustment you need. :)

Friday, 10 October 2014

Dear Friday

In the kitchen.

Dear Friday,

It's lovely to see you.  It's been a full on week but today I am feeling quiet and calm.  I can hear the rain outside and I'm actually quite glad of it as I have managed to do the things I need to do without getting wet and now I have the perfect excuse for some bread making and faffing in the kitchen.

It's hard to believe that there is only one more week til half term and next week promises to be busy too.  But for now I am savouring the quiet of today and the anticipation of some family time this weekend.

Oh Friday.  You are definitely my favourite.

Love, Me

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi {1}

Wabi Sabi {2}

Wabi Sabi {3}

Pare down to the essence but don't remove the poetry.
Leonard Koren

Tuesday, 30 September 2014



I have spent longer than usual fighting it but OK, autumn, I surrender.  And I have to admit you are being quite lovely with your nice sunny weather and your pretty autumny colours.
So now I've surrendered, autumn, stick around for a bit.  Please?

Image processed using Kim Klassen textures pumpkin grunge and grunged up.
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Tuesday, 23 September 2014



Still not back in the swing of things!  But having some fun with my camera and a little editing.  :)

Image processed using Kim Klassen texture and then some.
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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

A little flower music

Flower Music

I picked these pretty Japanese anemone from my garden today as I ease back into old, yet almost forgotten, routines.

September is always hard for me to get back in to.  But sometimes getting the first few things under my belt is all it takes and I think I'm nearly there.  Lots of images to get through from the holidays, but at least I have started to pick up the rhythm.

Looking forward to catching up on all my favourite blogs.  I loved the break, but I'm looking forward to seeing you too. :)

Linking up with Texture Tuesday.
Image processed using Kim Klassen texture musiclovin.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014


Rolling on

I am listening to the sound of the rain as I type - a constant in the past 36 hours or so.  It seems summer ended last week and a cold damp autumn arrived yesterday.

The Moo is at a friend's house today and aside from the sound of the rain, silence has fallen like a blanket.  I am relishing the few hours of quiet to sort out and catch up on a few things but my heart is heavy too.  Next week she will be back to school.  Year 4 and all that brings.  A well entrenched junior rather than a new one.  An old hand.

Every year I am dragged kicking and screaming in to September.  I love the summer and drink it up but it doesn't matter how much I embrace and enjoy it, I am never ready to embrace the return to routine and commitment.

So today I am starting gently.  Cleaning the sand from our sandals and digging out a favourite cardi.

We're not quite there yet and for that I am grateful.

Image processed using Kim Klassen textures warmly and reverie.
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