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More Dot Joining...

All day long we'd be nursing baby and bunny, dress on, dress off, wrapping baby up, washing baby, changing nappies, swaddling her in a blanket, laying her in bed.... I mean the whole day! Then when it was bedtime for granddaughter Connie, of course baby and bunny had to go too... No one has taught her this deep nurturing behavior, it is as natural as breathing... I think this might be why these female doll-like creative expressions keep popping up, why I so enjoy playing with my images, expanding them in the digital playground. As a child I remember the books that had the perforated pull out paper dolls with interchangeable mix and match wardrobes, where the dresses hooked onto the dolls by tabs at the back, this fascinated me. I have the natural desire to nurture, this seems to be deeply seated within the feminine. When looking around 'blogsphere' a profusion of nurturing sister circles have appeared, nourishing and flourishing!  I have come to the real

Joining dots and making connections....

I had such a lovely, if not exhausting time looking after Connie whilst Mummy & Daddy swanned off to the Big City Beer Festival... The day  before I had noticed a lovely reflection on my widow in the blazing sun, an unusual occurrence ~ the sun that is! Of course I don't need much encouragement to linger, dream and imagine all kinds of otherworldly goings on in my window reflections, I'm soon seeing into the realms of otherworldly possibilities... So I snapped merrily away to see what as my friend Patricia would say is 'gifted to me'.... I intuited the need for more clarity on my subject, so off to the land of 'Picasa' where I highlighted and darkened, then as if by magic, the dots were connected to my little Connie, I had bought her a ceramic money box in the form of an Asian lady and there she was arising in my image, born from my inner intuiting ... I just had to plump her out with fine 'line' details in Windows 'Pain

Lemons for my Honey

We think we might both have the residue of a virus, initially we thought it was a common cold, but no we don't seem to be shaking this thing off! More lemon and honey needed, but hey whilst my love keeps singing in his deep morning under-tone, ' all's well' really, and this morning the sun is out, almost spring time, I'm thinking! Lemon & Honey the bitter sweet taste of life the sum of all parts....

Photography as Worship

I don't know what it is about this picture, but I agreed with what Google declared after I had finished editing it, that it was "awesome"!  The only difference was, their version of awesome was at odds with mine,  they wanted to add some fake snow to the image  and float it across the internet..... No Way! I would never treat my image in such an irreverent way,  it was after all an awe inspiring occasion, an act of worship even! I had been walking out just before dusk, and asking myself  just what is it that impels me to seek solace in the landscape?  What part of my soul wants intimacy? What is going on here when I see something that says 'this composition', 'this beauty', 'click now'?  This point of contact that pulls me in?  As my love and I strolled along we had a whole conversation about this,  we decided between us that it must be like falling in love, that great unknown mysterious chemistry that exerts it

Sacred Traversing #3

More Clarity Needed for the Voyage... I think it appropriate to expand and clarify a little more on my previous 'Sacred Traversing' post before traveling on! Because of wanting to be transparent and authentic in my last post I ended up exposing deep hurt from the past and feeling vulnerable, perhaps even coming over as preachy! God forbid! You may have noted I had felt grievous about my former 'religious life' resulting in a lot of excavation and deconstruction work.  For the most part I have let go of the past and perhaps this is my time and place to draw closure through my 'Sacred Traversing!  For as Deepak Chopra points out our 'intentions' must not come from a grievous place! This would in-fact be serving the ego!  However, I do think we can learn lessons from the past, come to new conclusions, then shine a light on our story, that this may be of encouragement to others! In that post I drew attention to my experience with 'religious


Playing again.... A little memory aid, to remind me of a most beautiful happening, whilst laid in my bed and the big old 'full snow moon' shining outside, I could hear an own hooting twit twoo, twit twoo. I have never heard this sound in all 15 years I have lived here! My love thought it was the Tawny Owl most common in the UK, to my delight upon a little investigation it appears this twit twoo is a duet song between male and female....! I knew it was spring calling.... Must let the others know over at ~>~> Postcards from Paradise Recuerda-mi-Corazon


I've fallen in love I'm star-struck by her beauty...                                                                 she's ~ every woman! “I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation,  where we will sparkle in the heavens forever.”   Amy Tan   Have a lovely Valentine's Day to all my soul sisters... and brothers ! ♥ She's flying over to ~>~> Haiku my Heart Recuerda mi Corazon

Sacred Traversing #2

Principle not Dogma They said "independent thinkers had no part in God's Kingdom". So that was it, I had made myself  'an outcast', nowhere to go, condemned to wander in the wilderness.... Incidentally Pixie Campbell is running a series of Vlogs on the topic ' Outlaw Spirituality ' Some interesting questions are raised about spirituality such as "what is a religious experience like for you?" Currently I'm "Sacred Traversing" ~   Dictionary Definition   ~ going backwards, forwards, sideways, all directions for me to arrive at where I am... "The deepest hunger in Life is a secret that is revealed only when a person is willing to unlock a hidden part of the self. In the ancient traditions of wisdom, this quest has been likened to diving for the most precious pearl in existence, a poetic way of saying that you have to swim far out beyond shallow waters, plunge deeply into yourself, and search patiently until th

Connie Kissing

I'm not feeling very well today, a little fuzzy headed, can't concentrate, but feeling the creative urge... I can't blame my light-headedness for this blurry image, more like my shaky hand, but adore it all the same! My little Connie called over the last week and brought some wee visitors too from her nursery, they took up lodging with me and my love, leaving us both feeling under-par.... That's the trouble with Connie kisses you never know what else you're catching in the bargain !

Sacred Traversing #1

To the Land of Milk & Honey... Oh I love writing blog posts on the hoof... this is a timely pun on the Day of the Chinese New Year ~ The Year of the Horse! Speaking of which ~ travel ~ I have come across this lovely Website focusing on Sacred Journeys that feature guest pilgrims. You can visit here...  A Sacred Journey This reading at Sacred Journeys has opened up more than I bargained for ~ for it touches on my personal journey, where I am at the moment in my relationship to the Divine. I have spoken a lot about this relationship through my photography and daily life, but I have never exposed my soft-soul underbelly with regard to how I traveled to this point in time! In line with my New Year's words, 'Brave' 'Action' 'Truth' I am opening up to speaking my truth more.  I have been living in the moments meditating on heart centering prayer, focusing on 'clarity'.  I feel very vulnerable saying what I do, but certain things seem t