Finding my Bliss

Monday, 28 February 2011

What's This?



Sunday, 27 February 2011

Postcards from Paradise #1

Postcards from Paradise

Every year in the fields
 behind my cottage
Stainsby Folk Festival Happens
It's  been going strong for over forty years,
sometimes the sun shines,
sometimes the wind blows,
sometimes it does nothing but rain.
It doesn't matter though
a peaceful community comes together.

It has become a family tradition, our grown kids and their friends 
camp in the garden
 it's a wonderful time of celebration.

All peace lovers Welcome!

for more
 Postcards from Paradise
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Friday, 25 February 2011

Haiku my Heart #17 Longer Days

Longer days Looming
Resurrection Revealing
The Heavenly Host

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Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Change as Good as a Rest?

You may have noticed a change,
in my page layout?
I've been thinking about my ethereal home
 here on-line and what I want from it,
how I want it to look?

My style is about 
which is what I want to reflect here, 
 is my passion, so this has to be centre stage.
With this in mind I decided to
 re-arrange the layout
in order to get larger images on the page.
I decided to 
move the blog-roll to the left,
leaving more room on the right for
 these images.

But I wasn't happy with the outcome 

Well my Lovelinesses!  

You all disappeared from my
 main peripheral vision,
and it dawned on my me why?

 We in the western hemisphere read 
from left to right,
so whilst reading towards the right
you remained constantly in my  
right peripheral vision
I would know when each of you
 added a new post,


Now you are on the left 
I feel you are left out,
not easily noticed!


So I think I'm going to move you all back to where you belong,


Where I can keep my peripheral eye on you,
;-) :-) ;-)

 What do you think?

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Grateful for the Grey!

Grey what can I say about Grey?
A Grey Day?

I can be grateful for the grey,
for it contrasts beautifully 
with warmer tones,
warmer tones bringing
 cheer to my bones,
A heart warming end to a Grey Day!

The dark grey days of winter do have their compensations,
we can laze in-front of a blazing fire
 watching the flames, the colours,
reminiscing ...

Dad would always make perfect toast 
over an open fire, 
he was an 'expert toaster', 
me, I always cremated mine 
over the flames,
if not dropped into them!

Dad's were always just right,
he had the knack of angling the fork
for an all-over brown loveliness.
The deliciousness was made all the more
by his careful application of 
glistening butter.

The trick was patience,
I hadn't learnt that, 
waiting my turn for the next piece
 seemed like an eternity,
rather like waiting for spring!

Ah, simple pleasures!

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Friday, 18 February 2011

Haiku my Heart #16 Beseeching Hearts

Hearts Beseeching Hearts
Winging over Vast Oceans
Perpetuating ...

Have a peaceful, beautiful weekend, x

For more Haiku Poetry
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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

More Light Therapy Needed

I'm feeling 
like a little light therapy!
So, what's a girl to do ...
but call on her friends?
They're sure to set her heart on fire!
Meri's Musing

Happy Days

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Winter's Bare Beauty

For a while I lived surround by trees ...
I used to lay bewitched on my bed
 of a summer's evening,
 bewitched by the beautiful Silver Birch,
she would beckon to me 
through my bedroom window
rustling her delicate leaves in the breeze,
enticing me to gaze at her elegant,
 silvery slim form,
gracefully bending hither which way
 as the wind directed.
It was a spiritual thing!
Lately I am revering trees even more ...
driving home at dusk,
down my lane,
 the tunnel of arched ancient trees,
beautiful bare branches,
 silhouetted against the evening sky,
I suddenly became aware,
I seemed to
be enveloped by their presence 
a feeling of intimacy came over me, 
I began to sense a close 
Today, I'm sighing ... soon these
beautiful, bare beings will be busy in their busy-ness
of manufacturing spring adornment ....

.... the change must take place,
they must transform,
we all do!

Rebecca speaks about change,
the cycles of life ...
stumbling towards ecstasy
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Friday, 11 February 2011

Haiku my Heart #15 Sun Salutation

Frozen Dogwood Days
Sun Signalling Cessation 
Seed Salutation 

stirring still seeds,
breathing life into dormant depths,
diving deeply into the divine.

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Friday, 4 February 2011

Haiku my Heart #14 ~ Remembering Hilda May

Dearest Hilda May,
resting on sons' strong shoulders,
always held in love.

It was a sad, but also a very tender and beautiful day
when Hilda was carried to rest 
on the shoulders of the menfolk in her life.
It was fitting,
 after all, they had been her life ~
her husband Ernie who had gone before,
her two sons, and two grandsons,
and of course us, her wider family.

As one final act of love and respect,
we slowly and reverently
visited Hilda's beloved 'Sun Street',
the street she grew up in,
the street she played in as a child,
the place she reminisced about in later years.

Such a touching, final rendezvous,
Hilda Happy on Sun Street.
Wednesday, 2nd February 2011

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Thursday, 3 February 2011

What is Happiness?

"You do whatever you're happy to do!
 If you're happy I'm happy"

This was the message I received 
from my future daughter-in-law this morning
regarding some wedding plans.

These two lines and this photo
made me feel happy, for two reasons?
One, the memory of our happy double birthday celebrations,
two because she was concerned about my present happiness.
This made me think about happiness ~
 I definitely was happy on our double birthday celebration,
but as you can see with some pensiveness, 
where did this come from?

I have recently been looking at what happiness is 
in a course on Practical Philosophy.
It was proposed that 
'happiness is our natural state',
but it gets 'covered over', 
 was likened to the light emitted
 from a light bulb, 
that could be impaired by gathering dust,
needing to be removed
periodically to keep it shining brightly.

What do you think?