Dear Tufty, Good to see you on the Lake again today, and what a pleasure it was to see Mrs Tufty with you! I did try to take some photos of you both together, but you seemed a little coy! Will we be seeing a hatch of Master and Miss Tuftys with you shortly? I’ll keep my camera handy. Dear Machu Picchu, You do look … Continue reading Letters to the Universe… The Rushed Edition!
Dear Temperature, Always nice to feel you rise as Summer approaches, but would you mind rising a little more gradual this year rather than hitting us full pelt one morning and remaining at sweltering for several weeks… I only ask so that we can have time to adjust and enjoy you more! Dear Traffic Lights, Such a pleasure when you change to green as I … Continue reading Letters to the Universe… The Earworm Edition!
Debbie’s one-word theme for this week is ‘Caring’, and once again I was struggling to find a suitable photograph to fit the theme – although that all changed on Friday, on my walk, when I spotted this pair of water birds caring for their young. About the images: Taken on May 7th 2017 by the Lake, using a Galaxy Note mobile phone. The little ones … Continue reading Caring
Dear Lake, Walking around you at lunchtime was as pleasant as it always is. And the addition of those little black chicks I spotted by the water’s edge made the walk all the more special today. Dear Sunshine, Thank you for helping to brighten the walk around the Lake and warming the breeze, which, if I’m honest, did pick up just a tad at times. … Continue reading Letters to the Universe… Fabulous First Edition!
Out in the Grinds earlier this month, something moving caught my eye on the Little Island out on the Lake. No, it wasn’t the goose, but this chap: Maybe it is my tired eyes playing tricks on me, but is there something lurking at the water’s edge just beneath the turtle? It isn’t visible in the above image, but it is in the header image. … Continue reading Blending In
Today’s post is brought to you by a form of contemporary dance. Mostly the aspects of unpredictable changes in rhythm and speed, jerky directional movements and sudden falls and recovery, it is interspersed with a jolting head-bobbing movement and rapid eye-blinking. Water is on hand for thirst-quenching properties and painkiller takeage alike. Legwork is calm and controlled. Nimble fingers gingerly tumble effortlessly and meaningfully across … Continue reading Today’s Post
Debbie’s one-word photo theme for this week is ‘Success’. In order to be successful at something, we need to have succeeded in something. Now, let me put it on record that I’m not very green-fingered, but recently I’ve been getting the urge to create a little flower patch. I have absolutely no idea where these urges and ideas come from, but I went with it. … Continue reading Success
Nature. Envision. Encourage. Observe. Appreciate. Enjoy. About the image: Colour-popped photos taken in the Grinds using Galaxy Note 4 mobile phone, April 2017. Posted for Six Word Saturday. Continue reading Six Word Saturday Earth Day Special
A Long Six Word Saturday post. Sitting comfortably? Then I shall begin. This week, I treated myself to a new pair of jeans. I finished work on Thursday, ahead of my week off, had something to eat, and then went out shopping. The journey to the shop was fine. The roads weren’t as busy as I expected them to be, although there were queues at … Continue reading A Brand New Pair of Jeans
Decades ago when I was just a wee boy, knee high to a grasshopper, and in total awe of everything that was around me, I made a monumental decision. OK, I wasn’t exactly knee high, getting on for eight, nine or possibly ten years old, and the awesomeness of some things had started to shine a little less brightly thanks to a few ‘others’ who … Continue reading The Pinocchio Effect
It was the idea that resonated with me at first. Then the thought. Then the action. Then the settling down and cuddling in. Then the relaxation. Then the drifting gently away. Then the luxury of a deep and replenishing sleep. Aah. Sometimes, the phrase ‘just do it!’ can be used in apparently the totally opposite context! Continue reading Early Night
Earlier today, I found myself. Now, how deep is that? Well, it would be, if it didn’t carry on! Earlier today, I found myself thinking about how quirky I can be in different situations, not at all the rational example of the human being that I think I should be. Mind you, having a blog like this should strike away the rational part in an … Continue reading Self Aware
Warmth and joy sent out To brighten the darkest day Perfect radiance And whilst you’re here (if you haven’t already!) would you like to take a candle or two and spread a little light around the world? This link will take you to my post where you will find several candles to choose from. The candles are free to be taken, you don’t need to … Continue reading Radiance