Thursday, 24 November 2011

Ferny fronds ...

A mass of colour, shades of greens and browns in the changing light.  A swathe of elegant fronds gently swaying in the autumn breeze.  Sunlight shining through the translucent greenery, highlighting the heaps of indusium on the underside, protecting the precious spores hidden within.  Nature at work.  A force looking after her own, something not to be messed with.  Protecting, making sure that life and its' beauty will go on.  Go on to survive and delight.


Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Letting go ...

It's been far too long since I've had time to blog anything.  I must apologise.  It's not that I don't have ideas, I do, autumn leaves, majestic ferns and November surprises that may shock you to the bone (well they did me!).  But more pressing things, little Kiki was neutered and is now allowed to go outside!  She has only taken a few baby steps into the garden, just an hour each day, but it seems to be enough to keep her happy and make her sleep for the rest of the day!  Inside the house she seems huge, but seeing her outside, she is a tiny ball of fluff.  Watching her playing is both wonderful and heartbreaking.  I just keep watching with my heart in my mouth, thinking of the busy road, but she's getting to be a big girl now and I can't keep hold of her.

Just a few snapshots, I like the one of her jumping for a fly (the bottom of the pole is the ground).  Apologies for the lack of quality in the photographs and the state of the garden.  We are in the middle of autumn clearing.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Fish, chips, tiny pumpkins and chocolate cake ...

A birthday fish and chip date in the beautiful Beaumaris.  Homemade layered chocolate cake, adventurous admittedly but worth it!  Sea, mountains, dusky light, hand holding and cute little shops with pumpkin lanterns and a marvellous miniature antique drawer set.  Bliss. 

Happy birthday Rhid, boy with the best "blowing out candles" face

Friday 14th October 2011

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Heart aching beauty ...

If I could capture your heart aching beauty,
gather you into my arms, my life, my very essence.
To breathe in your fragility,
To touch your fleeting existence,
To revel and delight in you for all my remaining days.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

The last fling ...

Summer lives on!  The final week of September has brought with it that elusive old pal, someone who we thought had abandoned our patch of North Wales.  That golden sphere returned to our skies and with it brought confusion to our flora.  Poor little things haven't known what's going on and have started to flower again.  Spreading beautiful, colourful displays throughout the meadows.  A spectacular swansong before the beauty of autumn.




Saturday, 1 October 2011

Sweethearts ...

... fours years on

Still madly in love
Still holding hands
Still being the apple of each others' eyes
Still feeling the luckiest girl and boy in the world
I love you
19th September

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

The other end of the cherry tree ...

Beautiful light, the crunch of leaves and flashes of red dotted around.  It can only mean one thing, the beginning of autumn.  This is one of my favourite trees, not only do I love the cherry, I am particularly fond of this cherry tree, which I can see from my office window.  Standing in front of the library, it fills my heart with cheer and inspiration every time I catch a glimpse.  The dainty blossoms, the distinct bark and the bright red leaves that turn before any other in the city.  Today was the first dry day we've had in ages, giving me the chance to take some shots of the start of my favourite season.  I love the fact that one half of the tree is a beautiful brightly coloured red and the opposite side is still quite a lush apple green.  After work, I spent a delightful ten minutes amongst the leaves, chasing the sunshine, before throwing myself down with the fallen leaves.  It was only after I got up that I realised I had some crunchy leaves trapped in my scarf.  I think they are still there ...