Saturday, May 26, 2012

Time Well Spent In May

I'm sure the world of Blogger has a different time. A clock that ticks more frequently to the one in my kitchen, turning minutes into hours when our backs are turned. Have you ever noticed it?
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.
 Raindrop jewelled and sunlit dappled.
I breathed in the heavenly scent of the wild woods and recharged the part of my soul that was calling out and demanding bluebells. :0)
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...

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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.

40 comments:

  1. I think in a way you already stopped time and captured the essence of your beautiful May, thank you for this enchantment and for this beautiful walk through time between art, beautiful scenery... and that Devon's violet. I look forward to hearing more about your new project.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the walk Hussam. :)

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  2. lovely Karen.....May is my favourite month too...all that blossom, and the wildflowers xx

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  3. I love this post, it reminds me of my childhood holidays. Lovely to have hobbits with you, I take munchkins and miflings with me. Beautiful way to spend my reading time, thank you.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the post Charlotte. Munchkins and Miflings..Wonderful names! :)

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  4. Your creations are soooo beautiful.
    Isn't nature so alive and beautiful... I walked this week and the scent from the bluebells and the hawthorne took my breath away.
    Happy days to you

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    1. Aw thank you Trish. Happy days to you too! :)x

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  5. Beautiful post Karen and worth waiting for!
    May is in deed beautiful..
    Mariax

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  6. Your words echo my thoughts; I too wish it could always be like this. Winter stayed too long this year and I am loving every warm day we have.

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    1. June has arrived now bringing wild and windy weather here.Beautiful, just in a different way. :)

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  7. Your woodland fairies are lovely! Stunning pictures of Devon, makes me want to go exploring... glad you've been enjoying a lovely May :)

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    1. Thanks Carrie. These are definitely the months to explore aren't they, with the long light evenings, plenty of time. Enjoy yours.x

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  8. Your fairies are delightful. I am looking forward to going to Devon later in the Summer, there's so much to see and do. Looking forward to seeing your 'something a bit different' when it's ready.

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    1. Hope you enjoy you're Devon time as much as we did Betty. :)

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  9. Perfect photos - lovely post to read at the end of a hot day spent shopping in an over crowded town for eldest son's holiday stuff. My hobbits are not so little now either. I love your beautiful new faeries and looking forward to seeing the new magic being created in your workshop. Karen X

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  10. I'm in awe of how beautiful everything is this time of year, especially the coastlands. Your photo of the Devon violet looks like a perfect butterfly! I love your fairies and they look so at home amongst the trees. Your son looks so tall these days, too quick isn't it? ;)
    Jess xx

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  11. Beautiful Karen, merry May,don't you just want to capture it forever in a little glass bottle. If you could make yourself very small you could escape there from time to time and lose yourself in it.

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    1. Now that is a wonderful idea! x

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  12. your May looks wonderfully enchanting. loved the photos of blue bells, so pretty as are your wonderful fairies.

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  13. Devon looks so lovely, I used to spend childhood holidays there. I'd be happy for May to last much longer than it actually does, there are so many lovely wildflowers around and the birdsong in the early morning is really wonderful to listen to - for me it's not only in blogland that times whizzes by, it does the same thing in the real world as well:)

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    1. It's the same here too Rowan. Can't believe we are now into June and soon the longest day!x

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  14. Thank you for sharing your lovely May!
    The bluebells and fairies are wonderful!
    Brenda

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  15. This was a lovely post. The pictures are magical!

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  16. Lovely wandering with you, Karen... someday, bluebell woods is a MUST for me.. and Devon!
    Blessings of May!

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  17. How I wish I could of spent time there with you. The woods, the sea and the house seem magickal.

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  18. Just lovely. Your posts always lift my spirits.

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  19. Love your posts, photos, artwork and most of all, your view on life Karen. All are deliciously magical, they recharge me thank you : )

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  20. GORGEOUS post, Karen!
    Looks like a May well spent, alright! Thank you for taking us along. :)

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  21. i feel quite the same about may
    love the bluebells and fairies❤

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  22. Bluebells are my favorite flowers. Don't you think that they are the most beautiful and enchanting flowers that ever graced the land? Thank you for your beautiful post, dear Karen. I feel like being taken into another world. :) oxox

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  23. Magical! And I so agree about the incredible disappearing May on Blogger - where did the month go?

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  24. What a wonderful May you have had.....I really love your faery creatures, but I also love all the adventures you have had with your hobbities......

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  26. thanks for the inspiring blog,lovely artwork, lovely photos. My grandmother would have a wobbler if we ever brought may into the house; said it was the fairies tree, and they wouldn't like it. I still have problems picking it.

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