Poetry, Photography and PIZZA

Have you been to Strasbourg? Not me unfortunately, but Damien visited recently and his photos were great...I'd love to go! Usually when I feature Damien's work, its his words and poetry but he's not one to miss a good photo op and yesterday he posted beautiful photos from his visit. Many feature buildings and architecture,... Continue Reading →

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A Poem and a Picture

Keep a poem in your pocket and a picture in your head and you'll never feel lonely at night when you're in bed Do you remember this poem from when you were a kid? I've never forgotten the first verse. The poem is by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers. I did a search to check the... Continue Reading →

North Africa In Stitches

Salley Mavor is busy stitching illustrations for a new children's book called My Bed. I've been following her blog as she stitches her way through various cultures and countries illustrating where children go to sleep around the world. In "North Africa (Part 2)" Salley includes how she addressed the landscape once she'd "built" the houses.... Continue Reading →

The Celestial Sphere

Looking out the kitchen window I saw a neat cloud formation. I got distracted and then once again remembered the cloud; the pattern had spread a bit but was still really interesting so I hurried to get some cellphone shots. While doing some research for this post I learned from the Wikipedia entry for Sky... Continue Reading →

All Touchy About Needlework

"A needle is my tool, thread is my medium and stitches are my mark." - Salley Mavor (quote from Salley's About page at her blog). Censored! What do you do when your art is censored?... This post from Salley Mavor was at the top of my Reader this morning. Salley regularly  posts about her progress... Continue Reading →

Spring Smiles: we'd just started walking into Queens Park when something in the periphery of our vision didn't seem quite right. We looked up...this really cool little bear was beaming down at us from a tree. First day of Spring 01 Sept, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand

Poem: Time in Two Hemispheres

Northern hemisphere folks in my experience are apt to forget their current time and season are totally opposite to our current time and season in the southern hemisphere...even those of us aware of this dichotomy can find it pretty weird! NB: Please view this on my Blog and not in Reader (for proper formatting) Time... Continue Reading →

Firmly Anchored

In the legend of Maui and the giant fish, young Maui goes fishing with his older brothers in their waka (canoe) and when he drops his magic fishhook he fishes up a great fish that becomes the North Island of New Zealand. The waka is the South Island and Stewart Island (Rakiura) is the anchor... Continue Reading →

Melting Moments

I really like this poem by Damien B. Donnelly about seasons, change and time. I've affectionately dubbed it the Melting Moments poem... what I'm referring to are the melt-in-your-mouth buttery, soft biscuits sandwiched together with buttercream filling. Same or similar are Yo-yo's or Kisses. You take a bite and in a moment it's dissolved; a... Continue Reading →

Icy Looks

Very cool photos. I was intrigued by these icy illusions, each posted on their respective blogs quite recently. The first photo is taken by Steve Schwartzman from Austin (Texas, USA) and the second photo is taken by Ellen Jennings from the South Carolina Lowcountry, USA. ** Click on either photo to enlarge ** No flowers, buds,... Continue Reading →

BW07: Machrie Moor

Machrie Moor Stone Circles "is the collective name for six stone circles visible on Machrie Moor near the settlement of Machrie on the Isle of Arran, Scotland." - from Wikipedia The image below was created by Cybele Moon whose blog I've only recently found; she creates fantastic imagery. This is an infrared image to which Cybele... Continue Reading →

BW06: Honesty

Recently I came across a black and white photo of one of my favourite weed plants when exploring a blog that's new to me. The seed pods of Honesty. Occasionally I find them somewhere, always a delightful and surprising encounter! Honesty is also sometimes called money plant, silver dollar, dollar plant and moonwort. Its Latin... Continue Reading →

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