October 28, 2011

Swan of Grace + Have a Happy Weekend!

While in Leamington Spa, England a couple of weeks ago, I went for a walk in Jephson Gardens and came across someone feeding ducks and swans bread. Needless to say the swans fought a little over it, but they seemed to enjoy it.
"Hello, I'm a Scotsman!", said the man... "I enjoy feeding swans.

There were loads of waterfowl to see and they looked quite hungry.

I've heard that feeding ducks bread is bad, but one of my earliest memories as a kid was feeding the ducks at our local pond, and that helped formed my love for wildlife.

What about you?

My lovelies, hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx

October 25, 2011

Listen to Your Heart

Pomegranate kiss.

"Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World, and it will one day return there."
"Why do we have to listen to our hearts?" the boy asked, when they had made camp that day.

"Because, whenever your heart is, that is where you'll find your treasure."

"But my heart is agitated," the boy said. "It has its dreams, it gets emotional, and it's become passionate over a woman of the desert. It asks things of me, and it keeps me from sleeping many nights, when I'm thinking about her."
"Well, that's good. Your heart is alive. Keep listening to what it has to say."

To be continued...
I find the above excerpt from Paulo Coelho's book, The Alchemist, to be incredibly inspiring. Most definitely something I needed to read today. Thought I'd share it with you. xx

P.S. This is the fascinating story of Santiago, a shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world to seek the most wonderful treasures known to man.

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October 21, 2011

Have a Cheerful Fall Weekend!

Did you read my tweet? I said, it looks like a cool autumn...and I'm just hanging around! (Dog twitting?!).

...to add some cuteness to your day!

Exercising or a brisk 20-minute walk can keep our dogs healthy.
After all, they deserve to get fit and cheerful all day long. Oh well,  it's good for both of us, anyway!

 Hope you have a lovely fall weekend, my dears! xx

Leam River Bridge. Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa, Warwick, UK.
Devon countryside, UK. 

October 18, 2011

Gee, It's kind of Spooky!

When I was in Plymouth, UK almost a month ago, I went on a walk around town. This particular day I set out later than usual.
As I turned around to come back home dusk began falling and the dark settled in more quickly than I expected. The familiar shapes of houses, and the street lighting along the road became transformed by shadow into objects I've never seen before. I thought to myself, I may have strayed into the bad end of town...oh, that's really, really, really scary. But luckily the house where I  stayed was too close to a busy road so the best thing to do was to hasten home.
Everything looks so different in the dusk. The scenery becomes more profound, charming and enchanting.
Everything took on a spooky aspect against the setting sun and dimming light.
It was purely magical.
Yes, I did have a scary experience, but I was lucky enough to take some good (to my mind) photos. That walk at dusk certainly paid off! xx
Cattedown, Plymouth, UK.

October 14, 2011

Au Clair de la Lune + Have a Lovely Weekend!

Boat glistening in the moonlight...

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
Mother Teresa.

We have definitely got that autumn chill in the air.

Hope you have a wonderful, safe weekend, my lovelies! xx

October 11, 2011

What is Your Favourite Season?

Views of St. James's (with 's!) Park- the oldest of the Royal Parks of London near Buckingham Palace.

I was particularly drawn to the beautiful fall colours which were brilliant and wonderful when I was there in person, so I thought I'd definitely photograph them.
I love autumn. I love the colours, the smell, the cool and crisp days of fall. I'm always in awe of trees painted brightly.
But Nature has a spectacular show to offer us in each season...

Nah, I love all the seasons. Even winter!

What is your favourite season, my dears? xx

October 07, 2011

Ohh Arr! Have an Adorable Weekend!

Aw, this little one is so darn cute! I wonder what was he thinking?
Plymouth Barbican, Devon, England.

September 19, 2011. International Talk like a Pirate Day is a holiday when everyone in the world would talk like a Pirate... Ohhh arrr!
Ahoy, Matey! means hello in the Pirate language...funny, isn't it? 

Like many people I was fascinated by pirates as a child. I think the idea of pirates has actually been  romanticized nowadays.

Were you fascinated by pirates as a youngster? Would your kids freak out at the sight of them you think?

My lovelies, hope you have an arrr, great weekend! xx

October 04, 2011

What Do You Need Today?

1. To take a walk in the woods.
2. To buy some flowers.
 3. To cook a good dinner.
4. A big bear hug from you! :) What do you need today, my dears? xx