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Showing posts from April, 2012

Little messages, honestly, truthfully....

The morning was the same as  all the other mornings this April, we sat with our mugs of tea, the rain was pattering on the window  for the 29th day in a row. Dougal dog was shaking, the rain makes  him nervous, my love lights a wood fire to bring warmth and comfort into the lounge the crackling and spitting logs make Dougal shake even more. My girl sits on the other couch, she is shaking too, they say it could be the medication or just that she is so anxious. The lounge is not a pretty sight, I have started to emulsion paint to get the place ready  for sale, we can't afford to live here much longer. I write a list for the shopping and  remind my love to make sure he gets the offers, to which he responds, "I'll get what I get", to which I, well,  respond!! .   :~( <<< After they have gone I'm sat stunned and silent, not at all in the mood for painting a book rests on the arm of the couch...


Remember, the entrance to the sanctuary door is inside you. ~  Rumi Sharing the Joy of Rumi more Joy at  Meri's Musings

Ode to Little Bud

There there my little bud, your time will come quite soon, sun will banish dark grey clouds, the murk, the rain, the gloom, your frilly skirts will then unfurl as warmth replaces cold, you'll rise again and bloom again as springtime days unfold. (Ode to my little bud, my girl, who is still quite ill.) Linking with Postcards from Paradise Recuerda mi Corazon

Sunshine & Shadows

Ups and downs of life, like sunshine punctuating  April's rainy days. Image ~ Sunshine shadows of satisfaction from  empty  Warburton's seeded bread package & orange juice glass The ups and downs of life are as sure and perpetual as  UK rainy days clearing to sunny spells in April! Learning how to roller coaster the ride is mighty tricky and one might say takes a life-time to learn, or not, whichever the case maybe! Me, I'm still learning. Rain My love almost turned momentarily to hate after an explosion of frayed nerves. I always get nervous at worming time, Dougal dog, he always outwits me and always detects the worm tablet,   always manages to detach it from the rest of his food and spit it out. I was delighted when I fooled him and dropped it into his mouth in a chunk of meat, it never even touched the sides,  victory short-lived - vomited up a couple of hours later! Still hobbling from my ankle inj

Grey & Red

Try accents of  red to energise dull grey days, this dress fits real close! Greys ~ going backwards to winter, bills rise, income lowers, my girl's not responding to medication, too many nights of insomnia, not sure of future moves! Reds ~ Housemartins have flown back all the way from Africa, are weighing up the cottage eaves as a possible home, they must be optimistic about summer! My love spotted a water vole on our stream bank, they are at risk in this area. I had a great evening listening to the fabulous Acoustic Angels whilst feasting on  mushroom stroganoff.   and of course, my love affair with light and lens, still as strong as ever! Linking with these lovelies: Haiku my Heart Recuerda mi Corazon  & Monica 'Keeping it Real' Ink & Chai

Pink Vino

I have a date with good words, good wine  & rose coloured glasses!

Sometimes I See You

In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty how to make poems.  You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.” ~  Rumi

Keeping it Real #2 ~ TLC

It's a cozy kind of day, maybe the blanket of snow outside has something to do with my feeling, then Chill Radio is playing the familiar, I'm soaking up these pleasant moments ,  we're taking  the mutts for their yearly jab  in about an hour,  speaking of mutts,  Dougal has now started shaking  and crying at the snow! My love says I mustn't re-enforce this behavior  by closing the curtains and switching the  radio volume higher! I say he needs TLC.... I need TLC.... . Tea lots of cups!   LOL Back from the vets, my happy mood has evaporated ,  not because Dougal  was shaking and shivering every second of the way  through a snow storm, or because of an imminent  expensive dog dental appointment,  but my sensitive heart was floored again,  a woman with a tiny chihuahua pup and two small children went in before us,  the mum was distressed sighing all the time she was waiting saying  " how long are they going


Pat a cake, pat a cake, a present from Queen of the Heavens, quickly savour the moments before she drenches them with rain drops,  washes them away! More  JOY over at Meri's Musings

Another Day ....

When  mists of drowsiness clear    I start feeling the pulse of another day,    whilst my pendulum  heart keeps  swinging   always rising and falling,  still this wonderful beating,  in all seasons,  fair or not .....