Monday, 24 August 2009

Images to Savour

In the bump-back-to-earth that is the return to our usual routines, the holidays already seem so far away. Going away with two wee chaps full of life and energy, and going to stay with other families doesn't make for the most relaxing of holidays - but oh, lots of fun! And lots of simple goodness; messing around on beaches, tramping through woods, visiting agricultural and horticultural shows, and the chance to explore the gardens and toys of our wonderful and welcoming friends and family.

But for us, the parents, there were also moments of sustenance, relaxation and revival. Lazy breakfasts. Newspapers and coffee. Evenings of treats and great conversations. Wine... Tiree art galleries (briefly! And thank you so much to Colin at Blue Beyond for providing the boys with absorbing lengths of bubblewrap to pop! And Dorinda Johnston for having the great wisdom to site her studio just by the beach, with its' harbour and old boats - perfect! ) We came back with quite a few ceramic goodies...But above all, the beauty of Britain, in all its variety and richness; from a Scottish island, and a Somerset wood, to a Mersyside beach or a Buckinghamshire manor house, leaves impressions that will nourish us in the days ahead.

" i thank You God for most this amazing

day for the leaping greenly spirits of trees

and a true blue dream of sky; and for everything

which is natural which is infinite which is yes"

e. e. cummings

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1 comment:

  1. What adventures! Wonderful shots - I can almost imagine being there! They at least make me *want* to be there ;-) Enjoy the memories!