I planned to blog a lot in May. Hmm I'm not sure what happened as now we are coming upon the end of the month and here I am with only a second post..
So, here's some of what I've been doing, these past two/three weeks is it? I'll turn the Blogger clock back and let you see.
I've walked in Bluebell woods.
Inspired by the woods I finished the faerie hangers that had been waiting patiently on the side of my desk.
I'll be listing these soon if you are interested to my Etsy shop.
Along with this woodland toadstool...
May has also included a weekend away to Devon and the sea.
After all the rain we were lucky, the sun shone and made us think we were somewhere more exotic.
I found a creature on the rock that looked exotic and prehistoric. (Not the beautiful creature above, that's hobbit daughter. ;)) The one below, also beautiful and looks like a giant wood louse. This was two inches long. I think it's called a sea slater?
In the pretty village of Lee I met an owl on a gate with eyes like Coraline's other Mum.
He told me where the Devon violets grew.
We skimmed stones for an hour.
(My hobbits are still hobbits, just not such small ones anymore. *sigh*)
We walked high up along the coast and saw flash of green, a glimpse of woodpecker fly past us.
And to a hidden beach 'Pear tree beach.'
Here I chatted with a pigeon that was resting. He was a racing pigeon I think, as he had green and yellow bands on his feet. Maybe he was Welsh and had flown across the sea? I could see Wales across the water.
Onwards and upwards we trod.
And then down into the prettiest faerie glade.
My camera couldn't capture the sheer beauty and magic of this. I walked through here sure that it hadn't been touched for many many years and swearing to myself that I would treat myself to a better camera.
At dusk we headed for Exmoor and heard the cuckoo. We stayed until midnight stargazing.
Back home and the here and now. Days are sunny and so warm they are hot. I've been hiding away here, working on a project a little bit different, that will be revealed at a later date....
Surrounded by hawthorn and birdsong I wouldn't mind if time stopped completely and May stayed forever.