Wednesday 10 June 2009


I seem to have a hundred and one things going on right now, and am finding little time for this space at the moment, let alone responding to comments and emails. I'm also heading up country today for a family visit. So time to press pause until sometime next week.

The photo is here just because it feels peaceful in my busy world. A reminder to slow down. To breath. To pause.

Tuesday 2 June 2009

going purple

The wild rhododendrons are showing their seasonal purple splendour again - just like last year, and no doubt year after year stretching back in time.

Whenever I go up on the Carn, often at the end of the day, the light is hazy and the purple shimmers around me, tapering off into the distance. It's a special place - a place for quiet, for contemplation, for pausing, and for tuning in to the sounds and sights of nature.

Back at home I pulled up a last ruby chard plant left from last summer - it was idling in a pot, gone to seed. The purple-ruby-pink colour extended right down through the roots.

Posting has taken the slow road here...I'll be back with some answers to a tag. And I've also signed up for the gocco swap, so something creative needs to happen here, and soon. Lots of ideas running around my head, which I need to get down on paper.