Saturday, 9 June 2018

COUNTRY AIR













we drove out of town today.
popped to a second hand market
held in a former railway station building,















then carried on to a farm.
had a staring contest with the cutest highland cows
(although we did wonder whether they even saw anything 
from under their fringes :)),
stroked a cat
that sounded like a sewing machine
with all that purring,
admired some horses & sheep from afar. 


















had a coffee & flicked through Danish interior magazine candy
in an old barn that's now a lifestyle shop cum café.


















returned home with our lungs full of country air,
ready for some rest.



x























Wednesday, 16 May 2018

LONDON THROWBACK


















a few pics from the archives 
from our trip to London in January
























































1. & 4.  tophats & pretty veggies at Spitalfields Market

2., 3. & 6. The English Restaurant in Spitalfields

5. the most gorgeous dinner at Polpo Smithfield

7. sweet dreams at The Rookery
(pic by Hanne, edit by me)






x































Tuesday, 15 May 2018

MAGNOLIAS & HAIKUS























I was searching for a poem or lovely quote about magnolias
when posting this last one,
but to my amazement did't really find anything...
(all you poets out there,
here's a subject for you :))













But then I discovered The Haiku Guys & Gals,
asked for a haiku about magnolias,
& bang it arrived in my inbox a little while ago,
just in time for the real deal blooming out there.



















The scent of hope is definitely lingering in the air...





x




















Tuesday, 8 May 2018

IN THE WOODS



















a walk in the woods at the weekend,
spring's first blooms. 














a brook bubbling to its heart's content,
buds pushing through,
fragile & potent at the same time.












everything dappled with light. 












x











details:

all photos shot at Nuuksio National Park

botanical illustrations via Biodiversity Library
with slight modifications.
































Saturday, 5 May 2018

RANUNCULA




















Today,
I'll say it in flowers... 




x

























Tuesday, 24 April 2018

BRUISED


























“it was the kind of moon
that I would want to send 
back to my ancestors
& gift to my descendants

so they know that I too,
have been bruised...
by beauty.” 






























Friday, 20 April 2018

SWEET REFUGE







































some simple details
to start the weekend.
coffee & pistachio buns this afternoon
to celebrate our son passing his violin exam.
music streaming,
bouquet from the local flowershop. 


















it's been a quiet week,
so quiet it started to make me a little jittery. 
but yesterday I landed a lovely suprise shoot
in the neighbourhood
& right after that,
my work diary sort of filled up all by itself
for the rest of the year it seems. 
should have just relished this quiet
I winked to myself... 
as much as I appreciate time for just me,
I do thrive with enough to do
& the right amount of spare time 
for the creative spirit to take flight,
although who wouldn't I guess...


















been flicking through the pages 
a true match made in heaven.
his images
& the quality of the pages between the fingers,
enough to transport into a world of soulful beauty,
where texture & warmth abound. 



























with this quick post,
I wish you a very happy weekend.




x


























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