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A Sick Thought

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. “A sick thought can devour the body’s flesh more than fever or consumption.” ― Guy de Maupassant, Le Horla et autres contes fantastiques

A Method in Madness

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. “Sometimes I feel sure he is as mad as a hatter and then, just as he is at his maddest, I find there is a method in his madness.” ― Agatha Christie

What Ho!

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. “What ho!” I said. “What ho!” said Motty. “What ho! What ho!” “What ho! What ho! What ho!” After that it seemed rather difficult to go on with the conversation.” ― P.G.… Continue reading

The Perfect Way to Stop a Woman

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. “I’ve seen women insist on cleaning everything in the house before they could sit down to write… and you know it’s a funny thing about housecleaning… it never comes to an end.… Continue reading

The Thunder and The Cloud

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. “It is better to hear the thunder than to watch the cloud.” ― Charles Robert Maturin

What’s Your Gravatar and Why?

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I’m always intrigued by the images which people use to represent them on social media. Which is why I titled this post with the question – What’s your Gravatar and Why? I’m genuinely… Continue reading

A Cheeky Peep Show

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. Take a peek Can you see what it is? At first it was a scrabbling sound which made me pause to listen Then it was a question mark which scratched inside my… Continue reading

A Nice Cup of Tea

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. What time is it? It’s time to wake up but the sun isn’t up yet It’s autumn It’s wet It’s windy It’s time to rake the leaves It’s getting darker earlier It’s… Continue reading

There are two kinds of light

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. The photograph above has two kinds of glow the natural radiance of the sun glinting inside of droplets of water caught in the feathery branches of fennel after a rainstorm in Summer… Continue reading

The Message on the Bottle

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. When you go shopping do you find your eyes straining and squinting to read the message on the bottle the instructions on the product the ingredients on the tasty looking treat which… Continue reading

The Passenger’s Side

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. If there was a window through which you could view images from the past seen through the lens of your eyes many of those would be of me watching the world go… Continue reading

Capturing Transformations

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In the beginning there was a bare room which planted the seed of an idea into heart of the one who entered it and could see that the emptiness was full of potential… Continue reading

The Sunset Flower

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. If you look at the last couple of posts and photographs which I’ve shared you may notice a theme it appears that my not so conscious mind is focused on circles of… Continue reading

Mastering the Art of Passing Time

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. It can appear as though much of life is about mastering the art of waiting we wait to be born and after birth we must wait for everything to be done for… Continue reading

Ghosts in the Domestic Machine

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. You open your eyes startled by the sudden shift from dreamworld to waking world bright lights and harsh sounds flood your senses your ownership of a physical vessel with all its aches… Continue reading

Words, Music, Memories

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. Angles and edges sharp flat in a corner of the music room memories of melodies ghosts of small fingers feeling their way across keys white black learning to play a different type… Continue reading

A Momentary Refraction

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. There are times when I think I am  more of a cat than my cat (and my cat is more of a human than its human) for the moment I see sunlight… Continue reading

Weathering the Storm

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. While some parts of Europe are sweltering in a Luciferian Summer our little section of the continent is experiencing regular elemental outbursts of the thunder, lightning and torrential rain variety during one… Continue reading

As Things Crumble

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. A tiny bit of crumble has made its escape from the mother muffin it looks like a comet passing the Sun where is it going and will it get there before a… Continue reading

Desiderato

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. There are moments in life when one sentence uttered without aforethought can sum you up far better than all the well thought out descriptions you’ve ever created for yourself previously this happened… Continue reading

The Scent of Something Different

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. I have to confess that figuring out what would be unusual for me in any way at all has been a difficult task one which I have enjoyed immensely as it has… Continue reading

The Power of a Droplet

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. Have you ever had one of those days where your voice speaking certain words ‘I’ve checked the weather forecast and it isn’t going to rain…’ haunts you mocks you dances around you… Continue reading

Skin to Skin

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. I recently had the unusual pleasure of being envied for my freckled skin this is unusual as more commonly people either warn me of the dangers of having such sensitive skin as… Continue reading

The Corner of the Eye

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. I was staring intensely at the computer screen not even a blink could break the spell concentrating all my attention on one point that I hadn’t noticed the fact that I could… Continue reading

Made to be Broken

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. Can you recall that moment when you discovered books and the joy of reading them . “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest… Continue reading

At a Touch

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. At a touch you can know more about a person than all the words said will ever tell you a friend will feel different from a foe against our skin  some people… Continue reading

This Little Piggy…

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. This little piggy does not belong to us even though it seems at home running through our garden no one knows who it belongs to even the local pig farmer didn’t think… Continue reading

Inherit the Way

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. It was this BIG! the man stated with emphasis on size the woman was doubtful that his version of events was true and her body language revealed her doubts but she did… Continue reading

The Abandoned Hive

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. There’s buzzing in the walls a deep steady thrumming hum signalling that time of year when bees get busy there’s a bumblebee nest in the loft and the sound of activity is… Continue reading

The Eyes in the Hall

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. The day was windy cold and overcast inspiring the pursuit of shelter across the moat through the great doors and into the warmth of Oxburgh Hall on the walls within eyes were… Continue reading

Why She Was So Bold

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. While observing my cat who was stalking an unseen by my eyes prey I admired the pleasure with which she explored the garden how every blade of grass held a treasure for… Continue reading

In Hallucinatory Terrain

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. I was told that if the palms of your hands itch you’ll soon be coming into money and if the soles of your feet itch you’ll soon be traveling … to a… Continue reading

Between the Bees

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. Just when you think that it is safe to go back outside something reminds you that it’s not … Stephen and I recently took a trip to one of our local garden… Continue reading

A Blossoming Comes

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. After the hibernation of Winter is over nature jolts into action the time has come to Spring into life bare branches burst with new green buds push through their hard protective casings… Continue reading

This is Not an Easter Egg

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. A cracked and opened egg emptied of what was once within abandoned and alone in the middle of a green newly mowed lawn what a surprise from where did it come the… Continue reading

What the Eye Can’t See

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. When you look at an image your eye scans all the data available absorbing a vast amount of information which it passes on to your brain which then uses personal filters to… Continue reading

Loves or Loves Not

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. Think of something or someone you love why do you love it or them is it because they fit into a well-ordered system meet your criteria for something or someone to be… Continue reading

When Blue Apply Tea

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. We need a teapot was all I said in passing and thought no more of it once it had been said the moment had passed into the infinity behind me the following… Continue reading

As Thick as a Brick

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. This block of densely compacted earth with added straw, flint, and other locally sourced scraps mixed by the rhythmic treading of hooves of horses until a clay paste placed into moulds and… Continue reading

Finding Your Colour Palette

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. There are times when we find in nature a colour scheme which we’d like to replicate for an interior, for a product design, for an art project, or perhaps for a blog… Continue reading

A Dukes of Hazzard County Adventure

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. When things go wrong when plans go awry they can end up being the best right to ever happen this shot was supposed to be in focus but losing your balance while… Continue reading

Sunshine on a Plate

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. I don’t know who invented breakfast in bed and whether they realised that they were creating a wish for others to have and to long to come true but there is nothing… Continue reading

Crystal Reflections

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. Many of the sights we see along the road taken through life as vivid as they are when we are there they fade once we’ve moved on unless they light a flame… Continue reading

Hands Seeking Flowers

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. Words are similar to flowers and when we love another we may pick the finest ones wrap them up together and offer them as a gift . “To see a World in… Continue reading

A Gathering of Lace

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. There are certain things which endure against the odds given to them by us we say they won’t last yet they do beyond their expiration date and they continue to thrive through… Continue reading

A Token of my Love

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. When I first felt the brush of love’s breath against my heart whispering awakening fluttering the feathers of wings which I did not know it had within it was all so playful… Continue reading

Steel Your Heart

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. As an adult I had a dream in which for every year of marriage I received a plain ring as a Happy Anniversary token and once my ring finger was unable to… Continue reading

Most Precious Keepsakes

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. On the tenth Happy Anniversary of your marriage you are traditionally supposed to give your loved something made of tin or perhaps a tin of something … I found this tin in… Continue reading

What is That doing There

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. The plant sits in a copper pot upon a rusting porthole which rests upon the top of a an old chimney both repurposed to make a table of sorts and these are… Continue reading

With a Pinch of Salt

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. When we look at the world we don’t solely behold it with our eyes we breathe it in feel it brush against our skin hear it tapping out a tune on our… Continue reading