Sunday, September 4, 2016

Hello September

Memories of early summer flower days lie in a seashell on my table. How fleeting they seem now that September has arrived with her hedgerows heavy with blackberries, the early morning mists, rosy ripe apples and hips and haws.  
August was sunny and busy, and I never did get around to doing a blog post. And then I caught a horrid cough and my voice almost disappeared and I didn't feel like doing anything for a while.
It's always hard to try and cram all things into a post when you haven't done one in a while, so instead of doing that I thought I'd share some of the magical moments that I've had since I was last on here.
There was a trip to Brownsea island
Where I chatted with a peacock
And while we sat there on the beach for a while with our simple picnic of sandwiches and flask of tea, something magical and beautiful happened. Out of nowhere it seemed she appeared, a deer walking towards us on the waters edge.
Not a care for humans having picnics, but searching it seemed for something or someone? She walked past us, stopping, then wading out to deeper waters, looking, then carried on. 
It was one of those moments when you are just there and are not expecting anything at all, then something wonderful and quite extraordinary happens. :)

My feet have been recharged in the wild Atlantic's Cornish rock pools .
Beneath the water they have heard the sea weed whispers and the crackles and pops of the limpet and mussel.
And through their soles they've soaked up the salty song of the sea.  I think they may even have heard a Selkie too?
And I swam and played in the wild waves like the seals that we saw. My selkie skin took the useful form of a wet suit. 
Dreams and sleep beneath stars and the milky way, cut off from the mainland on an island.
Where a giants heart lies in stone.
  Golden magic from the top of a castle.
And a phoenix in the sky...
Perseid meteor shower gazing in the garden can be added to the moments ( did you see them?) and the rescue of a weasel behind the sofa! :-) I hope you, dear readers whatever you have been doing, also saw a little magic in August.
Now September is here and the sweet peas are still blooming. Mr Robin Good fellow has come out from hiding in the bushes during his annual feather moult and is very pleased with his new set.
I have been working on some hangers which I'll be back to share soon. In the meantime, will leave you with my new 2017 Calendar which is available now to buy in my shop here.
Happy September! X


  1. Beautiful and magical as t he Phoenix (that is the name of our youngest cat)
    Maura xx

  2. Lovely, magical blog and hope that horrible cough has gone.

  3. You saw such magical things, the phoenix in the sky, the heart rock. the peacock and the deer on her journey. I think your toes were refreshed in the clear water.

  4. Good evening Karen,
    I am still in awe. To see a deer wading in the water. What a joy that must have been, so unexpected. Beautiful post..
    And yes, I too saw a little magic in August. The birth of dear Lily. My great grandchild.

  5. What a lovely post, it sounds as though your Auguast was very magical.

  6. What a magical place! That phoenix and the deer! I was just happy to get through august without incident. (August and I are not friends in any way.) I'm hoping to snag a hanger this time around. I always seem to miss them. :-)

  7. How fabulous to see the little deer wandering along the tideline - that's just perfect!

  8. Pure magic...that place, this post. Beautiful.

  9. Just received my calendar from across the sea. Magical! I love it! Many thanks!


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