Wednesday, September 18, 2013

around home

...spring is happening  ...

 Tete tete daffodils

fragrant freesias
touched with dew...

....on the table today...

...cross stitch by youngest daughter..... so lovingly touched...


....these wee babies in the flax...

little thrushes.

a secret nest.....these eggs have hatched and gone...little ducks.

trilliums and hellebores

A lovely friend went on an overseas holiday and brought me back a Doiley, a daisy and a donkey!


 Have a lovely week.


West Coast NZ trip

The other week the man of the house and I went on a little road trip up the wild west coast of NZ, we were only away a couple of nights  the scenery was spectacular,

Knights Point

...the garden hung with diamonds...

...we woke up the other morning to the garden adorned with jewels....

 ...nature is exquisite!

Sea Solace

...after some upsetting news on the health front sea solace was required....

The Secret

In the profoundest ocean
there is a rainbow shell,
It is always there, shining most stilly
Under the greatest storm waves
That the old Greek called 'ripples of laughter."
As you listen, the rainbow shell
Sings-in the profoundest ocean.
It is always there, singing most silently!

Katherine Mansfield

Eternal Sea

There is something in being near the sea,
like the confines of eternity. It is a new
element, a pure abstraction.m  The mind
loves to hover on that which is endless, 
and forever the same.

I wonder at the sea, that vast Leviathan,
rolled round the earth, smiling in its sleep,
waked into fury, fathomless, boundless,
a huge world of water-drops -Whence is it,
whither goes it, is it of eternity or of nothing?

William Hazlitt

Sea dreams

Sit in reverie and 
the changing colour
of the waves
that break
the idle seashore
of the mind.

H.W. Longfellow