Friday, April 11, 2014

its been a while

I haven't had a lot to say lately
the weather has turned from summer to autumn and suddenly to winter, and I'm envious of all the beautiful flowers I see posted on FB by friends in the States and the UK. SO many fab photos. It makes me want to improve my skills somewhat.

This weekend will still be a bit drab but I hope there will be an opportunity to get to a beach for some seagull shots. or to the coast to see swans and pukeko.

Monday, February 24, 2014


When you recognize the sacredness, the beauty, the incredible stillness and dignity in which a flower or a tree exists, you add something to the flower or the tree. Through your recognition, your awareness, nature too comes to know itself. It comes to know its own beauty and sacredness through you.
~ Eckhart Tolle

Thursday, January 2, 2014

On trust

Trust withdrawn

The stab of pain 
When you realise the truth
The shock of betrayal like a hot iron
Cutting through your heart
Liquifying solid ground 
The safety net shredded
And left to rot on the rocks
Of your safe place

Oh to be able to see it coming
To ease the shock of sudden pain
To survive this roller coaster
This ride we are locked on 
Regardless of our own wishes

Trust, once lost can't be regained
on your own. 
without speaking of the loss
Can it?

The day after New Year's Day

A quiet day today. After being woken at 2am by Willow I had 45 mins or more not being able to switch off and go back to sleep. This is most unlike me. I usually sleep like the dead and if disturbed I drop right back into a deep sleep in no time. 

I think this phenomenon is because I have had a whole week off already and I have become rested. 
Although I shouldn't be thinking about work while I'm off I do. I go over all the things that have been said and worry about what is coming next. 

The days seem interminably long when I am on my own, and beyond a bit of housework and cooking I have few goals each day. The dogs get their exercise too of course. 

So this afternoon I have tidied up every thing I can find and I've made a cake. I will have to be strong and leave it for Sean to eat. My hips are quite large enough thank you! 

The towels all dried in record time today, the hot wind really helped. 
The photo challenge for this week is blue, so thus was my subject..