Sweetbriar Dreams

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

The Power of Sight


If I had to pick one of the five senses that I couldn't live without, it would be sight.  I am very much a visual person, looking at my surroundings the whole time and trying to see things differently.


You can tell while talking to someone their emotions, their engagement, their cheery smile.


The colour of the day, the sunsets, the sunrises.


I love to take photos as you know and tell the story behind them.  I see something and straight away I can visualise that moment in time and what it means to me.


My camera, Big Bertha, invites me through its viewfinder to capture those moments that sing to me.  My left eye looks through this little piece of glass and the moment is framed and captured.


Unfortunately my view finding eye is a little sensitive at the moment, so I have put together some of my favourite shots for this little post.  So many photos that desperately need to be put in a better order... one day, one day!!


The power of sight, to me such an incredible sense that needs looking after and respect.


When was your last visit to the optician?  If not for a while, make that appointment today.  You never know what may be happening in the background.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Almost Wordless Wednesday - Time is Ticking


The time is ticking... the 22nd September is a few hours away...

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Life is precious and sometimes something will remind us just how fragile it is too.  Enjoy every moment.

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Monday, 19 September 2016

From Little Acorns


It's not a day of the week that I usually post, but I couldn't resist putting up an autumnal shot. 

This morning the alarm sounded and my eyes woke up to the deliciousness of  cozy darkness.  
My raincoat beckoned me as I stepped out to start my journey to work.  
Walking along the road, the ground crunched a little with the early falling leaves.
Sitting in my office, the windows remained shut, no cooling air was needed to blow inside today.
Instead of a frappe for an enjoyable coffee break catch up, a warming latte was snuggled and savoured.
On the way home, the windows of the bus started to steam up reflecting the drop in temperature.

Yes, I am one very happy lady, walking along the road with a comforting umbrella above my head, and clean fresh air filling my lungs!

Have a wonderful week everyone.

Friday, 16 September 2016

The Indian Summer


Isn't a jewelled web a thing of beauty? (Even though the creator isn't in my eyes).  A similar photo was taken last year in November (here), but on a much colder and foggier morning.  I was so pleased that the hot humid air was lifting after experiencing the hottest September days that anyone could remember.  Standing here under an acorn tree on a telling misty morning, I knew the heat would come again later on today but I would be savouring every moment of the coolness while I could.

Summer has been been wrapping itself around my beloved love of Autumnal September and I think it's time for the wire cutters to let Autumn have its glory (well, in my eyes anyway!).


On the hottest day I took myself down to the river to catch any cool air I could.  I was happily rewarded with the sound of birds, lapping water licking at the banks and drying grasses rustling around me.


The rickety bench that someone had placed voluntarily at one clearing had been replaced with a more hand made version.  Clearly there for long term use, and for those who just wanted to sit awhile to do exactly what I was doing right now.


The heat was intense and the white brush strokes in the blue sky showed that this heat was going to get harder to deal with even with the breeze making the changing leaves dance above me.


Occasionally the thump of wing on water broke the symphony around me.  A feathered friend cooling its body while taking a dip in the water.


Seed heads still clinging on, waiting for that extra special gust of wind to carry them away to their permanent home.


Some seed heads providing short respite to the summer bugs.


In the distance my favourite tree was providing welcome shade for anything that cared to sit beneath it now that the harvest had been brought in, but this was a fair walk away and one that I needed to be near as the heat was getting more and more intense.


How I wanted to to just dip into that Fenland Drain, but it was time to be sensible and get into a cooked car to get home for a cool shower and plenty of water!


Summer, it's time to go and sleep until next year!  Please let Autumn have its dance and showcase the colours that you have carefully put in place.


The good news for this Autumn loving blogger is that the heat is dissipating from this evening and into the weekend.  My Autumn clean up in the house can continue, sleep can be caught up on without trying to keep cool and breathing will be easier.  THANK GOODNESS!

So, without further ado and with the hope of a happy and less oppressive weekend, I bid you a wonderful Friday and a fantastic weekend ahead!  Thank you so much for your comments, emails and Instagram messages, I really do appreciate the time you take to make contact.  I feel a weekend of catching up with everyone coming on!

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Wordless Wednesday - Hot Enough for a Picnic


We are experiencing very high temperatures in England.  These two are having a late summer picnic on the fallen apples.

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