Monthly Archives: February 2015

Moon shot

I watched the crescent moon
Hung like a hammock between two trees,
Trailed by a brightness which looked unreal.
I thought of leaving it a while
To find my camera,
But instead
I stayed and watched as in a dream
The journey of the stars,
And rooted to the spot I felt
The earth move beneath my feet.

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Not my photo obviously, but a sight similar to the one I watched on Friday evening, not knowing what I was seeing – the beautiful proximity of Venus and Mars with the crescent moon. I found the photo on Facebook Lunar101 Moonbook .  Perhaps I wish now I had taken a photo of my own. Or do I? The dilemma of whether to just watch, and look, in the moment – or point a lens to capture it.
For another view of this beautiful journey check out my son Ben’s time lapse pictures. He was watching the same sight from a different place….
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=wtDifsGoyIc

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Stars in the mud

Today has been wet, with leaden skies. But I have been cheering my self by working on a stitch picture of snowdrops.

It is amazing how they stay bright even in the mud, shining like stars  on a grey day.

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Seaside stroll

Although the morning was dull and cloudy we decided to get out to see the sea. We had an early lunch of tasty soup at the Russell Cotes Museum, overlooking the  beautiful hazy Bournemouth bay, with a view across to Old Harry rocks.

Then the clouds cleared and we wandered down to the pier to watch other beach walkers and the zip-wire riders. The sun was warm while it lasted, just for a few pleasant February hours.

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Snow drops…

After a month of posting “small stones” it was strange not to be storing moments of paying attention to post here!
But that’s why I like to start the year with a month of noticing, it gets me in the habit…

This week the snow followed us south, a beautiful soft and light covering, but it didn’t last long.

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Instead another sprinkling is now decorating the ground – snowdrops.
Clusters in the garden, and in swathes at Kingston Lacy House this sunny morning.

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