You wend your way across the meadow's open expanse as the early sun casts its glow upon the toadstools and the tumbled leaves. The chill air catches at your throat as you breathe deep. Negativity disperses with the puther of each expelled breath...
Newly shorn, the meadow lies bare now under the October sun, the golden trim giving accent to the surround of autumnal trees. The air holds a bitter nip that the early light is hesitant to dispel, but the clear sky promises pleasant hours ahead - a welcome change from the wet, windy and overcast days... Continue Reading →
As usual, I took far more photos of toadstools during September than I could possibly include on my Changing Seasons post. I thought I'd share them with you today instead.
seasons shift decorating the land in daubs of gold finger paints wildly applied joy articulated with a child's exuberance whilst leaves crunch underfoot During September, the signs of autumn have become increasingly rife in the meadow and in the wooded area beside the stream. The first leaves have begun to turn, shades of golden brown... Continue Reading →
Grasses have ripened into swathes of gold, and leaves have deepened their colour in maturity, for the meadow and woodland have passed their peak, accepting the inevitability of the ageing year. It's been a few months since I last joined in with Cardinal Guzman's Changing Seasons photo challenge, but I thought that, seeing as... Continue Reading →
Tread carefully as you walk the woodland paths, as you seek the peculiar life emerging from the earth's fertile darkness. See them stand proud and defiant in the new day's light, each embracing their opportunity to shine. Toadstools are definitely one of my favourite things to photograph, and this August has been great for them. They... Continue Reading →
sit amidst the long grass and watch the rising sun lovingly caress the meadow * golden rays revealing the innocence of daisies as they sway to a light morning breeze * breathe deep the blissful quietude and embrace the awakening of your soul These pictures were all taken at the meadow in my old village last month. I might not live there... Continue Reading →
bask in memories of sun-filled days aglow with joy there amidst the cornflowers and the daisies breathing deep of nectar laden air whilst insects hum at peace with nature This post is for Cee's Black and White challenge. This week's prompt is the letter C or D. The pictures were both taken last summer in... Continue Reading →
February arrived at the meadow and the little wooded area beside the stream, enticing nature to quicken as the year edged slowly onwards... (Remember to click on the galleries for better views of the pictures!) As youthful sunlight grew bolder, caressing the earth with an enlivening touch, new life began to stir amidst the leaf... Continue Reading →
As the midwinter celebrations fade into memory, the new year settles into a haze of grey monotony - a progression of days shrouded in obscuring mist. But even amidst the gloom, an allure can be found if you open your eyes to the sight. Light will filter through even on the dullest of days. (Remember to... Continue Reading →
During December I again photographed the meadow, wooded area and stream in my village for Cardinal Guzman's Monthly Changing Seasons challenge. With the busyness of Christmas preparations, along with an unseasonably warm but drearily overcast month, I only managed a handful of visits to my favourite place, but luckily those few walks gave me plenty of pictures!... Continue Reading →
During November, despite spending the majority of my time working on my NaNoWriMo novel, I still managed a few walks down the the wooded area, stream and meadow to take some photographs for Cardinal Guzman's Changing Seasons monthly photo challenge. Don't forget to click on the galleries for better views of the pictures. Come on in. Walk... Continue Reading →
During October I've again been photographing around the local meadow, wooded area and stream, taking pictures for Cardinal Guzman's Changing Seasons photography challenge. For those of you who don't know, local to me is a little village in the east of England, near the border between Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. The meadow is my favourite place in... Continue Reading →
In amongst the minutiae, the everyday, the hither and thither of life rushing by, there’s no time to talk, no time to rest, no time… Stop. Breathe deep. Tilt your face to the sun; feel the warmth on your skin. The world will wait. Listen to the harmonies of nature’s music as wind strummed trees join in chorus with buzzing... Continue Reading →
It's a few days later than I'd intended, but here's my September post for Cardinal Guzman's Changing Seasons photography challenge. This year I'm photographing around my favourite place - the meadow, wooded area and stream in my village on the border between Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, England. I find the place wonderfully inspiring, and I write... Continue Reading →
she glows with the luminance of impending motherhood her gravid form embracing serenity future's promise cradled within her body
During August I've again been photographing the wildflower meadow, wooded area and stream for Cardinal Guzman's Changing Seasons Challenge. As usual I have far more pictures in my galleries than we're asked to share, but I couldn't bear to cut anything else out! With many of the flowers having withered away over the summer, leaving... Continue Reading →
Last month I again spent many pleasant hours photographing the wildflower meadow, wooded area and stream for Cardinal Guzman's Changing Seasons photography challenge. As you may know by now, this is my favourite place in the village, and where I like to go to write. In June the main feature of the meadow had been the daisies. During July these... Continue Reading →
Awakening touch Virginal blossom caressed Before bees arise Today's pictures were taken at the wildflower meadow on a beautiful June dawn. Yes, after months (possibly even years) of saying I was going to go out at dawn to photograph, I finally did it! And it was an enchanting experience. As I watched the sun slowly extend its... Continue Reading →
It's time for June's Changing Seasons post, a challenge that asks you to photograph the same place over the course of a year and to share a monthly gallery of pictures. Yet again I'm afraid I have a few more photos than the Cardinal asks us to share. Oops! You probably wouldn't believe just how long it took... Continue Reading →
Air fills with movement Fleeting insects buzz, dart, dance A feast on the wing I had intended to share my monthly Changing Seasons post today but unfortunately I haven't actually finished sorting through all of the photos I've taken. I've visited and photographed the meadow so many times over the past few weeks that I have... Continue Reading →
Every Wednesday, all across the internet, bloggers post a picture with no words to explain it. Here is mine.
This post is for Cardinal Guzman's Changing Seasons photography challenge. This year I'm sharing a selection of pictures taken around my favourite place in the village - the wildflower meadow, wooded area and stream. I was determined to get this month's galleries up before the end of the month! Don't forget to click on the galleries... Continue Reading →
I know this is very late but I was determined to get it out anyway! As some of you may know, I spent April joining in with CampNanoWriMo. Nearly all of my free time was spent working on my novel which is why this wasn't posted then. My favourite writing spot, however, (when it wasn't... Continue Reading →