24.6.12

The tinkling of a bell






























Whenever I feel a bit out of my element, I listen out for the sound of a tinkling bell. This all started with a dream I had 20 years ago. In the dream I was an elf with a bell on my hat. I was creeping out of a cardboard box that I lived in and observing a beautiful landscape stretched out in all directions around me. Eventually, as I left the box one cautious step at a time, I could hear the bell tinkling on my head.

At that time, this dream helped me to take a chance and dive into a new project I was working on. I could imagine myself wandering off, my hat bobbing along and that sound would always ease the anxiety.

That image still comes in handy every now and then. Especially in these uncertain times. Times when we all need to take different perspectives.

Today I opened a little shop attached to this blog. It has taken a fair amount of work and is still in it's infancy, but it is there! I am slightly spooked by the move so as ever I am bobbing along listening out for the sound of a bell and exploring a new unknown territory.......by the way these photos are of Wild Carrot.


You can now download or buy Foxglove Lane images here please feel free to share any feedback you might have, I would very much appreciate it.













21 comments:

  1. Your photographs are wonderful. I couldn’t see them for a long time. Then I realized that I can see them when I use Firefox instead of Internet Explorer. I am glad.

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    1. Thanks Denise, so glad you can see them now:~)

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  2. Congratulations on the shop :) It's amazing where blogging and our passions can take us x

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    1. Thank you so much for all your support, I agree it's a fun journey, but it's hilarious how pressure can build in your own head at times!

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  3. This is spectacular...the bell should be ringing loudly for a job well done. I have not gotten my own business off the ground as my day job takes too much of my time...soon as I retire I am exploring my new path...so happy you did this Catherine...the images above are just stunning. Our wild carrot is Queen Anne's Lace and it is a white version of yours...yours is prettier...so congrats and good luck with this new endeavor my dear!

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    1. Thank you so much Donna, I appreciate so much all your support, good luck with your own venture can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve:~)

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  4. Go raibh maith agat Tony! Appreciate all of your support:~)

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  5. I love your story of the tinkerling bell it must be the magic of Ireland. When we came there on holiday the children spent time in the garden searching for lephrechauns.Your shop looks wonderful with some amazing photos,congratulations for taking the plunge,I'm sure you will be successful.
    I did notice it takes a few steps to find the price as you have a range of prices, this for me is one of the first things I want to know.
    Sarah

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    1. Thanks Sarah, lovely image of your children searching for leprechauns! Excellent feed-back you are right about that and perhaps too many size options too, will go down there with a wrench and see what I can do, much appreciated. Catherine

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  6. Beautiful images, Catherine. Good luck with your venture.
    @Tony Riches.....how do you do the "fada", I have not succeeded in finding out yet? Go raibh maith agut ;)

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    1. Cath on my mac the fada is done by holding down the alt key + the vowel, and thanks for the good wishes!

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  7. Best of luck to you in your new venture, Catherine. Your images are beautiful. I'm sure they will find themselves in many homes.

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  8. I like this selection of carrot flowers, quite unusual. Reminds me of Mae West's comment..."the only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond"

    And good luck with the gallery Catherine.

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    1. Thanks George, it's like being a student all over again, loving all the new adventures!

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  9. Oh my gosh, what a great thing you have done. I can hear the bell tinkling, all the way from America. Your work is so fine, and well presented on the new site. Expect success.

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  10. May you hear many tinkling till bells. Very tempted with your oyestercatchers but so many beautiful images. p.s. thanks for the wild carrot ID

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    1. Thanks Laura, yes, tinkling bells would be nice, but I just love sharing one way or another, so I suppose I will keep doing that..... till bells or not!

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  11. Wild carrot is a favourite, I have them in a wild part of the garden. They are so beautiful!

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