03 Feb 2014
in Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: B4Peace, Beautiful, Calm, Happy, Magical, Object, Ornament, Peaceful, Photography, Postaday, Serene, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wish, Wishes
I realised, when going to bed last night that I hadn’t included my Wish Angel in my first entry for the photo challenge! Mon Dieu… I hear you say!
My Wish Angel was a Christmas present from my Mum… she sits on my bedside table (my wish angel, not my mum!) and is the first thing I see in the morning (other than the alarm clock!) and the last thing I see at night (other than setting the alarm clock!) she makes me stop for a moment and remember to embrace the ebb and flow of everyday life but also makes me realise that there
is more to life than setting alarm clocks are many possibilities to come, many directions my life can take… she makes me excited and calm about the future, she makes me smile!
My Wish for you, is that you embrace every ebb and flow…
That you feel the full breath of possibility…
That you listen to what is calling you…
…embrace every ebb and flow…
31 Oct 2013
in Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: B4Peace, Horizon, Landscape, Peaceful, Photography, Postaday, Sea, Seascapes, Weekly Photo Challenge
I couldn’t decide on just one, so here are a few Horizon’s for this weeks challenge… some were taken during a trip to France a couple of year’s ago and some from an impromptu lazy afternoon locally!
Somewhere in the French Alps!
04 Sep 2013
in It's all about the sea, Nature, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: B4Peace, Beach, Beautiful, Cornwall, Devon, Nature, Photography, Postaday, Sea, Seascapes, Sunset, Travel, Water, Weekly Photo Challenge, West Country
This weeks photo challenge got me thinking about what the sea really means to me, how does it make me feel… there are so many emotions the sea evokes. When I have been away from it for a while, I miss it, I feel it’s pull… it makes me feel calm, peaceful, able to breathe deeply… renewed, alive, invigorated and full of life’s possibilities.
The photo below was taken on a beach we had stumbled upon quite by accident (sometimes the best kind) whilst looking for a completely different one! The perfect afternoon turned into a glorious evening with an amazing sunset which I couldn’t capture because my camera battery died! Gutted and lesson learned!
I could sit for hours, listening to the waves breaking on the sand… staring out at the distant horizon… life and the world is beautiful!
17 Jul 2013
in Nature, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: B4Peace, Beautiful, Landscape, Magical, Nature, Peaceful, Photography, Postaday, Sunrise, Sunset, Sunshine, Trees, Weekly Photo Challenge
This weeks photo challenge is the golden hour… that time of day when the sun is rising to herald new possibilities, when the air is fresh and the world is quiet… when you can breathe deeply, ready for whatever challenges or adventures come your way… or when the sun is setting, the air is warm but there’s a lovely welcome, gentle breeze and you close your eyes and exhale… reflecting on the day as it closes its sleepy eyes.
These were all taken on Dartmoor, Devon in Oct last year, one of my favourite places…
It was very early (and cold) but we were on a mission…
My Mum had recently gained a 2.1 in her degree and wanted to celebrate…
By greeting the sunrise on Dartmoor and toasting with Champagne…
We were rewarded with gorgeous rays of sunshine streaming through the clouds after having rain for most of the week and walked back down the hills somewhat merrier than we went up them…!
I love the steam rising from the hillside as the morning sun dries the rain-soaked earth…
15 Jun 2013
in All creatures great & small, Nature, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: B4Peace, Beautiful, Lakes, London, Nature, Photography, Postaday, Swans, Travel, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife photography
Swans are so elegant and beautiful… I chose this picture for this weeks photo challenge because of the graceful curves of the Swans head, neck and body… the curve of the lake and also because of the curved wingspan and tail feathers of the pigeon flying over it!
I think this is ‘Mr’ Swan, he seemed to be enjoying posing for the camera! If you look in the background you can see ‘Mrs’ Swan approaching with the Cygnets!
22 Apr 2013
in All creatures great & small, Nature
Tags: Amazing, B4Peace, Beautiful, Bees, Buzz, Close ups, Flowers, Fresh, Insects, Lovely, Macro, Magical, Nature, Photography, Spring, Trees, Wonderful
Every year when I see the first Bee of Spring I get really excited… Summer’s on the way! After, what seems like the longest Winter ever, I was more happy than ever to see this wonderful busy Bee collecting pollen from the blossom…
I heard the buzz before I saw the bee…
Bumbling about his busy afternoon…
perfect delicate wings…
My first bee of Spring… wonderful!
20 Apr 2013
Tags: B4Peace, Beauty, Flowers, Landscapes, Mutley, Nature, Out & About, Photography, Spring, Sunset, Sunshine, Trees, Walking, Woods