Monday, June 1, 2015

Some of my days.

Today the sea sounds as if it's just outside. The wind is in the branches, shaking the brightest green new leaves on the Ash. It's scattering the hawthorns white petals, an offering of snow that we didn't receive in Winter.
It's quite a chilly start to the first of June here with the wind (and now rain) so I shall turn my time turner back to May, when the sun shone.
I didn't get a chance to share as many pictures last month, being busy, working on my hangers.
I didn't share my walks to the bluebell woods, the quiet dappled sunlight, walking through the deer track.
Or the holly blue butterflies visiting the holly blossom. 
I haven't shared small moments of play
And now that the boot sales have started again. The finding of 'treasures', for just a few pennies.
There have been a few travels in-between. Across and down, to West Sussex where I had lunch at the lovely town of Arundel and visited the beautiful castle there.
Then last week down to Cornwall for a short visit to my Sister.
We stopped at our usual tea break stop on the way, just off of the main road, Jamaica Inn.
Where I picked up a little something to read.
We caught the boat to St Michaels Mount and climbed the prettiest path up to the castle.

A cup of tea was enjoyed, accompanied with one of the best views.  
     I found these beauties in the castle, delicate stained glass inspiration.
Back home again, here the bluebells and apple blossom have gone over and the holly blossom has already turned into an abundance of green berries.
The roses are beginning to bloom.  
And the garden is filled with flowers.
     Song of The Flower 
I am a kind word uttered and repeated
By the voice of Nature;
I am a star fallen from the
Blue tent upon the green carpet.
I am the daughter of the elements
With whom Winter conceived;
To whom Spring gave birth; I was
Reared in the lap of Summer and I
Slept in the bed of Autumn.

At dawn I unite with the breeze
To announce the coming of light;
At eventide I join the birds
In bidding the light farewell.

The plains are decorated with
My beautiful colors, and the air
Is scented with my fragrance.

As I embrace Slumber the eyes of
Night watch over me, and as I
Awaken I stare at the sun, which is
The only eye of the day.
I drink dew for wine, and hearken to
The voices of the birds, and dance
To the rhythmic swaying of the grass.

I am the lover’s gift; I am the wedding wreath;
I am the memory of a moment of happiness;
I am the last gift of the living to the dead;
I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.

But I look up high to see only the light,
And never look down to see my shadow.
This is wisdom which man must learn.

 - Khalil Gibran
I am back at the desk now and have a huge list to begin ticking off. 
Enjoy your week. :) x 


  1. what beautiful & lovely wanderings Karen. And I am most intruiged by your book of magic! Are you currently watching Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell on BBC? I never got around to reading the book even though it was on my list for years... am rather glad now because I am really loving the tv series. Will still read the book though ;) x

    1. Yes, I am watching and enjoying Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Julia. I also didn't read the book. I have a huge hard back copy that I've had a few years and the book is just so big it is almost impossible to hold, so I did read the first chapter but found it so awkward to hold. Of course it didn't help that I like to read in the bath. ;)x

    2. lol... I am a bath reader too! But now I also have books on my kobo app, on my phone... much easier to hold in that bath. And its waterproof. I still buy proper books tho.. costs me twice as much. :D
      We will have to both give the book a try (again) & compare notes. x

  2. I love the stained glass especially the one with the ships. My garden also is filled with flowers and like yours is also filled with rain and wind and cold. It's more like late October weather than the beginning of summer. Hopefully things will get better soon.

    1. Isn't it beautiful Rowan! ... yes the wind and rain is lashing against the window here as I type, definitely an October night. I'm a little ashamed to say, I have my little radiator on beneath my desk. Not to worry I'm sure the sunshine will return. :)

  3. Stunning photos, the book looks an interesting read. Thank you for sharing

    1. Thank you Bedford Gypsy. I'm really enjoying the book. :)

  4. Lovely post.. with some gorgeous photos. Those bluebells are so pretty. It's lovely seeing all the flowers appearing in the garden but it would be nice if we had some warm sunshine and no wind so we can enjoy them. :o)

    1. Hope you find a sheltered spot out of the wind to enjoy the sunshine Julie. :) It's lovely and sunny here today.

  5. Your English summer is so gentle compared to ours! Beautiful photos of your garden and travels. I would love to tour that castle! maybe one day......

    1. We are blessed with many beautiful castles here. Hope you get to visit someday. :)

  6. Beautiful - I'd like to go there one day. I did a walk along some of the coast last week, but on that short little stretch I only saw hybrid bluebells, not native British ones. It's sad that they creep into the wild from people's gardens. The road sides had loads of meadowsweet and oxeye daisies though, which was lovely.

    1. I agree, as much as i like the hybrid bluebells I much prefer the wild variety. I have masses of the hybrids in my own garden and have even contemplated removing them totally. I am torn though as I know they are food for bees and the white ones are so pretty.

  7. So pretty, thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Jean. :)

  8. Arundel sounds like it could be straight from Lord of The Rings! I didn't realise The Jamaica Inn was an actual place, it's now on my "to visit" list.


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