Friday, 13 January 2017

Bohemian waxwings....




We have been waiting for these beauties to arrive.  Waxwings, a berry-loving bird from Northern Europe. So-called Bohemian because of their nomadic winter behaviour. We don't get to see them every year...when the food gets scarce in Europe they start arriving on the East coast of the UK...gradually working their way West...eating rowan and hawthorn berries.  They sometimes eat berries that have started to ferment and produce alcohol! Indeed if they eat enough of these fermented berries they actually get drunk and are temporarily unable to fly !
The middle photo is a thrush guarding it's berry-laden rowan tree which it was determined to keep all for itself ! Such a funny sight.


Enjoy your weekend...
Gail x

Monday, 2 January 2017

A new year....











A new year begins....
be authentic...
get to know yourself...
find out where you truly flourish...
Gail x


Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Winter Solstice....






lovely cards made by my friend's mother.....


cute advent calendar made by one of my friends ...







Happy Winter Solstice !

The shortest day of the year lasts for 7 hours 49 minutes and 41 seconds in Britain. This day is 8 hours, 49 minutes shorter than on June Solstice. 

Plenty of time for cosy moments in front of the fire...

Gail x

Monday, 5 December 2016

Dear Santa...



How cute is this ? 
just perfect for Christmastime...
it's on the top of my Christmas list..
sigh....if only...
Have a nice week !
Gail x

Monday, 28 November 2016

A girl's best friend....














 I can't help "collecting" things....
rusty nails .... driftwood ... stones ... twigs ...
feathers ... etc. etc ...they all go in my stash...
A simple walk down the beach is really a hunting and gathering expedition ! 
And my latest project - a needle felted dog - is a great opportunity to use some of my finds.... 
Have a nice cosy week !
Gail x










Thursday, 24 November 2016

A winter's day....





It's nice to get out for a walk when the winter sun is shining....amongst the lovely big specimen trees in a municipal park I found wonderful wooden sculptures... a giant acorn...and some fish....
Wishing you all peace...
Gail x






Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Mother Earth, Sister Moon....









So we went moon hunting up on the fell...it was such a nice experience being outside in nature in the dark... a great way to reflect on the vastness of the universe and the very smallness of myself.....
a wonderful feeling of being at one with the earth's nocturnal rhythm ....no distractions...just the earth... the moon... me and my sister...(and a hot flask of coffee !) .....nourishing for the soul...cleansing for the spirit...
try it....you won't be disappointed...
Gail x





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