Liminality

unlimited possibilities held

suspended

a question unanswered

balanced on the threshold

between

past and future

life and death

love and hate

as potential joy and

unresisting passivity await

the swinging of a gate

The Spirit of the Fox

beware the creeping fox

wily foe

ready to pounce

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embrace the cautious fox

cunning ally

swift to adapt

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follow the persistent fox

wise mentor

advising patience

Owl Flight

glide

with piercing gaze

sheering through vapid illusion

as the night’s deep mysteries reveal

themselves within verdant

wells of feminine

intuition

Last week we visited Burnby Hall Gardens, in Yorkshire. It was a beautiful place. I particularly enjoyed wandering around the stumpery, where these pictures were all taken. The many unturned tree stumps, all covered in growth, provide a wonderful haven for wildlife.

I hadn’t actually intended to post on here today. I had to reload the app on my phone and when I logged in, my notifications informed me that today is my WordPress Anniversary. Yay! I’ve now had my blog for 5 years, though it’s changed somewhat in that time. And, yes, my posts have been a little scarce recently. But I couldn’t resist posting after finding that out.

Beyond the Fence

you gaze out past the fence line

to the wilder land beyond

 to where the beasts roam

through the twilight glow

and birds sing farewell to the day

each creature knows their role

within the choreography of life

and as you gaze out

you know your own

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I’m still staying through at my parents’ house at the moment, and I’ve quickly slipped back into my old habit of spending some time at the end of the day down at the bottom of the garden, watching the sun sink below the horizon. Whilst I love the view from the top of the Lincolnshire Ridge at sunset, the view over this field holds an unchanging place in my heart – even when the sunsets themselves aren’t the most impressive ones.

The added bonus of being down by the fence at this time of day is that sunset is the time when the cattle tend to make their way back to the barn for a while. Most of the day they spend on the far side of the field,so this is a good opportunity to snap a few photos. Each day they’re getting a bit braver and a few more are approaching me at the fence to say ‘hello’.

Ascend

ascend the path to wisdom

as you explore the secret

pathways that entice you

to remain forever within

those enchanted reveries

that promise secret loves

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Last weekend we visited Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, in South Yorkshire. I still can’t walk very far or very fast so we just had a leisurely stroll around the gardens. I particularly enjoyed my time amongst the ferns.

Here are a few more pictures:

Poppy Dreams

sleep in restful meadows

where the poppies sway

heart and mind and soul

cocooned in dreams that

soothe grief’s jagged edges

as the woven breadth of

the universe is revealed in

shining vision of lifelines

intertwined in silent songs

of eternal remembrance

Dance

pirouette

amidst the blooms as

vibrant sunlight streams on through

illuminating dull endeavours

into joy

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Take a seat, there, upon the path, beside the Granny’s Bonnets. There’s a buzzing, sound coming from amidst the sunlit flowers. There’s a bee – you know there is, even if it remains hidden from sight. You strain your eyes to spot it, to see it dart from bloom to bloom.

The damn thing has got to be in there somewhere!

Patience.

You just need to have patience. Calm you breath; calm your mind; calm your spirit. You’ll catch a glimpse. In time.

For now, just exist in the moment. And the bee will do the same.

 

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