Leaf Shapes in the Sky

Lots of people have been commenting on how stunning October and November have been so far this year and how much they have enjoyed taking time to visit parks and gardens and look at the colours in the trees and carpeting the earth. Early morning last Thursday I went out into the garden and tried to capture the colours and shapes of the leaves on a Japanese Acer tree. And these were the results...

finding sanctuary through detachment

Summer begins and my phone is stolen... How am I ever going to make the most out of the warm days? meet people? make arrangements? navigate without google maps? stay connected? …Boredom! …why but a few days was all it took to function differently. The spoken word became most powerful… an arrangement was just that- no changing no swapping. There was time! Time to read not scan news feeds. It was just like the old days- unreachable until you got home and answered the wired telephone. Once I was out, there was no looking down at a glow but looking up… at the glow of a blue summer sky, bird spotting, old buildings, roof tops, bridges. There was no touch screen but the feeling of leaves and fruit

Alfies Studio & Blog

I came across this tiny little plant shop in Marsden, only open on Saturday mornings selling the kind of little plants that purify our air. Beautiful. They no longer have the shop, they are busy family people after all. But there is a great online shop/resource available at beautiful photos and blog post about glorious gorse:

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