Sunday, September 21, 2014

Reason for Absence

I thought I should just post an apology for being absent from this blog for two months now. I am afraid I have had a cancer diagnosis and further surgery/treatment is on the horizon, I shall report back when I can and I shall try to visit other blogs too.

Thursday, July 10, 2014


You must not blame me if I talk to the clouds.
 Henry David Thoreau 

Friday, July 4, 2014


I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.
 Jean Cocteau

Molly is eighteen now, we thought we were going to lose her a few months ago but thankfully she rallied.

She loves birdwatching (and still goes out hunting!)

I think she is laughing at me (but it may have been a yawn!).

 Her usual calm, serene, affectionate manner

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Philadelphus, Digitalis

I wake at peep of day
to a velvet summer in a cottage that sleeps 
framed in foxgloves under a blanket of roses.


Monday, June 16, 2014

Glimpses of my Secret Garden

However many years she lived, Mary always felt that she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow.

Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Bluebells by the River


Come we to the summer, to the summer we will come,
For the woods are full of bluebells and the hedges full of bloom,
And the crow is on the oak a-building of her nest,
And love is burning diamonds in my true lover's breast;
She sits beneath the whitethorn a-plaiting of her hair,
And I will to my true lover with a fond request repair;
I will look upon her face, I will in her beauty rest,
And lay my aching weariness upon her lovely breast.

The clock-a-clay is creeping on the open bloom of May,
The merry bee is trampling the pinky threads all day,
And the chaffinch it is brooding on its grey mossy nest
In the whitethorn bush where I will lean upon my lover's breast;
I'll lean upon her breast and I'll whisper in her ear
That I cannot get a wink o'sleep for thinking of my dear;
I hunger at my meat and I daily fade away
Like the hedge rose that is broken in the heat of the day.

John Clare

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014


When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove; but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts.
Mary Baker Eddy

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April Moons

My Last Night's Moon pictures below but.......

Tonight is special:

The April 15th, 2014 Full Moon is also a total lunar eclipse, hence the name “Blood Red Moon”. In North and South America and a few other places in the Pacific region this eclipse will last just over an hour and a half. Which will make for an amazing star gazing experience.

The Blood Moon has always been a symbol of great change or big events coming in the near future. With this being a full total lunar eclipse the power behind the significance of this moon is of course astronomical.

This is a time when the Earth, Sun, and Moon will align and when that happens it is believed that a gateway to the stars, to heaven, is opened and we are then able to speak with those not only in the spirit world but other dimensions.

This lunar eclipse can be viewed with your telescope and even the naked eye. It is not like having a solar eclipse of the sun.

Ref. for this article.