Sunday, June 10, 2012

Feasting On Cherries Before A Storm

Last night I went to see Snow White And The Huntsman.  I love films that are visually appealling. It's like being in the woods, then discovering a birds nest with the brighest blue eggs.
Colours, costumes, angles, all inspired. Fragments of ideas have journeyed into rooms of my mind. Doors have closed for now but will be opened when required. I have also fell in love with this song from the soundtrack ....
Haunting and beautiful.

 We have experienced wild and windy weather. No flaming June resides here. I watched our apple trees nervously hoping their old bone branches and  trunks would stand strong in the high winds. They did.
One of next doors  trees wasn't so lucky. It split down the middle and fell. Now the jackdaws sit upon it  and gaze across the fields their view changed.

Before the storm the sun shone and tiny roses perfumed the path.
We feasted on cherries under the big tree.
I danced at our village Jubilee ceilidh and my husband won a teapot in the raffle.
My painting Moonraker's will be part of this exhibition next weekend. If you are in the area, (Corsham, Wiltshire) do pay a visit and pop in and say hello. It's part of the Corsham fringe festival and on the Saturday there will be other things going on in the town, including street performers,  and a food festival. Well worth a visit.


26 comments:

  1. Lucky you.
    The teapot is wonderful.
    Storming here today as well.
    We are feasting on honeydew melon.

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  2. Grey and drizzly here today Pamela. Definitely not the weather for honeydew melons. Enjoy yours! x

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  3. I found your art not that long ago and was very intrigued, I never imagined that there was also music available in the same flavor.

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  4. although it is sad.. i love the film 'bright star', have you seen it? it is so beautiful to watch.
    congratulations to your husband on winning the fab teapot :)

    wishing you a wonderful week xx
    hope there is sunshine ☼ but even if not, the rain is good for the cherries ;)

    btw, i am skipping-in-meadow on etsy. i have a new blog now.

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    1. Ahh.. Skipping in the meadow. Hello! :) I must pop across to your new blog soon. Yes I have seen Bright Star, a beautiful film. Hope you have a wonderful week too. xx

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  5. I don't envy you the storm but at least you had sunshine before it! Constant grey here.

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    1. Sunshine again yesterday Mary, now today it's grey and drizzly. (sigh) It seems June can't make up it's mind what it wants to do and the weathermen don't really know I'm sure? ;)

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  6. Hello Karen,
    I am hoping you have braved the storms recently...
    I don,t want to appear rather odd but I absolutley love your blog and kind of get thrilled when you have posted!
    Thanks for inspiring me to get Hubbie to take me to see: Snow white and the Huntman....(looks my cup of tea too)
    Wishing you a peaceful week filled with inspiration and love!
    Mariax

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    1. Aw Maria I am thrilled that you like my blog as much. :) Enjoy the film and I hope your week is beautiful too. x

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  7. Corsham is near my neck of the woods so I might drive over and see the show. (Although water-proof I hope the weather stays bright for you all).

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  8. I really want to see that film . . . sounds like it was good. Love the teapot!

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    1. The imagery is just wonderful Kathryn. There were a couple of things I would have changed if it was 'my' film but lots to inspire. :)

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  9. Great teapot.... hope the sun is shining again for you!

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  10. Still raining at the moment, although I have to admit to being rather cosy indoors today. :)

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  11. Hello Karen,
    I like your blog soooo much - your posts and the music. It inspires me. And because of you I started drawing again - which I haven't done for many years. And like you I'm very happy to live in a magical landscape. I only can say 'thank you', Carola

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  12. Thank you Carola I'm glad that you like. That's so wonderful that you have started drawing again! Yay! and I'm very happy that this blog was able to help you. :) xx

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  13. A shame about you neighbours tree, I've lost a large branch out of my hawthorn which is sad as it's a beautiful old tree. I've seen one or two trailers for the Snow White film on TV and can't decide whether I want to see it or not:)

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    1. Oh that's sad about your hawthorn's branch Rowan. Hopefully it will sprout a new as hawthorn is pretty tough. x

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  14. I love that painting of yours, the Moonrakers. It'll be a fantastic exhibition!
    I want to see the film you mentioned too and hope to catch it while it's still in the cinema. Looks just like the kind os escapism I need. :)
    Jess xx

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    1. Thanks Jess, it's just a small exhibition of very different artists. Hopefully it will be fun. ;)
      Escapism is the best thing on many occasions. xx

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  15. Karen,
    I love your descriptive words describing how you felt about the beautiful images in the movie.You make a good case for seeing the movie as well. The song is very lovely, from the soundtrack, certainly.
    You might be interested to know that here in Canada we are also having a very cool June. :)
    As usual I just enjoyed my visit here so much!!
    Thanks,
    Brenda

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  16. Hello Karen. I drove to Corsham to meet you but it seemed we kept missing each other (although we must have passed on the stairs at least once)!

    Thank you though. I had forgotten just how lovely the town is with its good mix of shops, and of course the fair that day.

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  17. I'm so sorry I missed you Bella! I was told someone had been looking for me. I kept popping out to hand out leaflets etc. We may have even passed on the stairs like you say? I'm glad you enjoyed your time and thanks so much for coming. xx

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  18. thank you - you have reminded me I want to see that movie - it slipped my memory...the song is so lovely, layered and curious.

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