18.11.13

The cool balm of rain











Needing balm, something to soothe and cool, I turned again to the simple task of looking. Fired up and blasted off like a rocket that morning, by the end of the day I was dragging myself around.

Too many stories had caught my eye. There were so many burrows to explore. Strategies and crucial questions filled my brain. The simple task of looking would freeze the urgency.

The bracken still had tinges of green. The sky filled the frame with navy blue. Droplets held calm worlds within their lens.

Even now the smell of the earth and the undergrowth is a sweet memory that will get me through the busy days ahead.






13 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, lovely words too.

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  2. Such pretty focus and I love the blur abstract photo :) The top photo with the web is just lovely :)

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  3. Yes, I can smell the earth after the rain, feel the silence after the rain. Beautiful deep blue and clear drops. Thank you for this magic moment.

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  4. So very pretty, we have had so much rain of late.

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  5. Beautiful pictures and words again. The last few days are very dull, grey and wet outside here too. But the atmosphere and beauty during a walk is overwhelming, the gloominess, silence and smell of the earth and dying plants is een experience in itself.

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  6. It's so good to hear a different perspective on what ordinarily is seen as negative. Philippa xx

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  7. It is the "simple task of looking!"

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  8. It's beautiful and it's a matter of perspective, isn't it? Some people feel the rain and others just get wet. I JUST, like 15 minutes ago, took a 20 minute walk in a misty down-drizzle. It was soothing.

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  9. You have such a superb way of taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary.....the droplets on the branches...I too can smell the earth and rain.

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