Belatedly posting these! Rejoice Patient Strong Faithful Wisdom Adore Root
In the second week of our photography challenge I was aiming to see the world through God's lens - I often try this prayerfully, and get captivated by small details, rather than overly concerned with aspects which frustrate or dishearten me...my heart has been absolutely gladdened by the simple things this week!
These photographs represent the first week of our Advent Photography Challenge - where is God in these photographs? Where is the anticipation of Advent? What words do they make you think of?
I'm not sure whether this is just me, but I have began this week so weary, tired beyond that which sleep can remedy. Earlier in the week I picked up my camera and put on my wellies to walk, pray and meet God, in need of a refreshment which only comes from God. I felt... Continue Reading →
I blogged about arid land back in April, which I had found on a walk near my house and been somewhat captivated by. Aridity I have walked through this field on countless occasions during lockdown, and semi lockdown, and been surprised when I saw something beginning to grow...this field has reminded me of hope in... Continue Reading →
Willing but weak... I took a long weekend off last weekend, just to spend at home as we remain in local lockdown. I had not realised how weary I have become...a weariness which does not seem to be cured by sleep, or even with a change of activity or (brief) change of scene. It seems... Continue Reading →
"In those dark days I found some support in the steady progress unchanged of the beauty of the seasons. Every year, as spring came back unfailing and unfaltering, the leaves came out with the same tender green, the birds sang, the flowers came up and opened, and I felt that a great power of Nature... Continue Reading →
I found myself visualising something the other day, around trees bearing witness to the absences caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. I tried to put it to words, but am probably still playing with it. Still, it remains a piece which acknowledges the huge loss which has resulted from the pandemic.... https://youtu.be/F0O42NuJEH8 "...yet we see we... Continue Reading →
Patterns of nature I have been really struck by the simplicity of the natural world as I have watched ducklings, goslings and now cygnets venture out on the water not long after hatching. They soon follow the lead of their parents in feeding and cleaning themselves. It is truly lovely to watch. I have been... Continue Reading →
Water off a duck's back... I've not blogged for a few weeks as I had a writing week (for my MA dissertation research), then a week of leave to rest and recharge. Amidst the rest I met this lovely duck as the sun went down one evening. She was swimming with her 11 ducklings, and... Continue Reading →