Monday, 30 August 2010

⨸ hedgerow forage

we're lucky to have spaces to explore:
places of natural beauty:
wild grasses and flowers:
blossoms becoming fruit:
beautiful berries for us to pick:
plump black jewels:
food for free:

Sunday, 29 August 2010

♢♦ what's your flavour?

a box of chocolates with a difference:
strange tastes:
I've already eaten the fried onion, 
lavender, tomato+basil+olive ones:
yes, they really did taste of that!

Saturday, 28 August 2010

✪ small gifts

it's the simple things that make me smile:
those that think of me:
and bring me hooks from far away places:
and vegetables grown in their garden:
thank you lovely ladies:

Friday, 27 August 2010

☂ rain rain go away

dampened spirits lifted by a delivery:
delicious Beard Papa's in a bright yellow box:
yummy choux puffs to bring a bit of sunshine to our day:

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

♥ blowoutthecandlesandmakeawish

seems we've done nothing but eat cake lately:
with good reason:
for Libbie's we went to Summer Sunday
at Chalkwell Hall:
1940's inspired tea rooms in collaboration with the artist 
Tanya Day Falco:
waitresses in Lyons dress:
gramophone music and wartime newspapers:
we drank tea and ate cake on the verandah {amanda}:
overlooking the park and estuary glimpses:
we played Pick-up-Sticks:
the girls and their Papa, made tissue flowers
to be part of an installation for Village Green:
lucky to avoid a summer shower:
happy birthday August babies:

Friday, 20 August 2010

☐ windows to the soul

ghosts of old:
pass reflections:
holding a mirror:
faded layers:
blue skies move into an elaborate frame:

Thursday, 19 August 2010

☼ come together

while in France I was fortunate to finally meet my 
friend Suzie:
she insisted we stay at her house:
the only payment accepted being
teabags and marmite:
Suzie and I had not actually met in real life:
our mutual love of film cameras, Radiohead, 
Andrew Graham Dixon & a huge list of appreciations,
brought us together over the world wide web:

she took us to her favourite places and spaces:
we snapped, thrifted, talked, picnic'd, laughed, chatted:
young girls talked fashion, giggled and painted nails:
big girls drank rose and swang on the swingy seat:
thank you for sharing your days with us:
can't wait for you to do the same over here:
and indeed, god bless the internet!

Monday, 16 August 2010

✭ market day

one day we went to market at 

beautiful houses on the River Aude:
the streets below filled with stalls:
crepes et Nutella for Libbie:
café for me:
it felt strange being in busy streets:
spice aromas:
bright colours:
pianola music accompanying bustling people
as they browsed, and shopped
and filled their baskets:
wish we had the same here:

Sunday, 15 August 2010

☮ the best meal of the day

morning rituals brought together in the kitchen:
every family preparing their breakfasts:
like a silent ballet,
each person moving around the other:
fresh bread everyday
loving baked by Joseph: 
in his grandfathers tins
a sour dough mix of flours and grains:
family bakers from the 16th to the 21st century:
turn the wheel to slice:
homemade jam, quark, goats cheese:
topping yoghurt with muesli and peach:
the smell of coffee, fresh fruit, rose tea:
cluttering cutlery:
greetings of good morning:
I ❤ a communal kitchen:

Thursday, 12 August 2010

☯ open to the new

for ten days
for the first time in my life
I slept under canvas:
tree shadows from the sun
and the moon:
nestled in a forest by the Pyrenees:
cicadas sing and birds call:
fireflies light meandering pathways:
owls hoot by night:
after breakfast
the sound of a conch horn
calls us up the hill
for yoga:
our pilgrimage:
as I breathe in the forest air
I gaze up at the blue sky:
these views from my red yoga mat:
when I journeyed up the winding road 
from En Durou
to Viveka:

to be continued ....

Sunday, 8 August 2010

¿? natures mystery

what seeds are these?
I love their fan shape and white tips:
they were under my feet as I walked past the church:
can't help wondering what they would grow into:

Friday, 6 August 2010

▪□▫ talent

an old and very dear friend has consistently
produced beautiful works:
modestly making
commissions & projects:
at last he has some new works:
Paul Siggins is an amazing mosaic artist:
slate, gold and white:
cracked lines:
gold glints:
pink, brown, pale:
triangular and marble-like:
channels of smooth turquoise
with ridges of stone:
like an ancient map of Inca temples:
the play of light and shadow:
texture and simplicity:

Monday, 2 August 2010

⌘ returns

my friend Ali didn't need this and 'gave' 
it to me to use:
we lost touch:
years went by:
over 15 of them:
then we found each other again:
and I returned her green fan:
and she gave me these:
from her late Aunt:
love the curly font:
I love it when someone switches the 
button off and we continue to 'play':