While I was sleeping…

  Well…I haven’t been sleeping as such but more like lying in wait for my return to Sherkin Island following illness, two major exam years in the house, caring for infirm elderly relations, work pressures, a… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Room

An ambulance came like a banshee in the night - no time for packing.   Dank sheets hold secrets quietly biding her return  – ransacked life unfolds.   Echoing laughter, cold embers, warm memories – no more welcome home.… Continue reading

Shoot it, sketch it

      When Frances from Island Threads posted this beautiful picture of The Clisham on the Isle of Harris in the Western Isles of Scotland, I asked her permission to paint it. I… Continue reading

Travel Theme: Blossom

  Tiny quivers poised to spread life near and afar – a flight against time. It’s not exactly blossom…but this humble weed does have a certain beauty of its own. http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/05/16/travel-theme-blossom/

Weekly photo challenge: spring

Spring has arrived and it’s time to get our little house in order for the season. There are floors to be swept, windows to be cleaned, bed linen to be aired and cobwebs… Continue reading

Travel Theme: Glow

Sea, tarnished by silvery light. Sand, burnished and beaten bronze. Land, blackened shard. Glow…me, quietly witnessing nature’s whims. With thanks to Ailsa for another great Travel Theme.

Easter glory

It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out… Continue reading

Daisy Day

  Spring sprinkles magic –   dusting of daisies

Nuage

   Floating cloud, now pool of light – Heaven’s loss.

Knitty gritty

Yes, it’s time for some woolly nonsense again. I had a certain little person in mind when starting out on this cardigan and although it arrived several weeks after her second birthday, she was… Continue reading