Monday, August 29

Cloud illusions for adults

picture by © Richard Collins
Rushing from one thing to the next, every so often I get this flashback. There we are - mum, my brother & me lying on the beach, toes dug deep into the warm sand, watching clouds. We have all the time in the world. The only limit is our imagination’s capacity to spot cloud shapes before they dissolve.

Friday, August 19

Jump for joy

Audrey Hepburn   ©Philip Halsman
“The kid in me likes gadgets and toys – could you include some in your blog?” was the request in an email I received. “A good idea, I love gadgets too”, I replied. “Any suggestions?” 

To my surprise the suggestion was not the last word in electronic gadgetry, but a decidedly low tech one with a high fun factor.

Thursday, August 11

The Red Tree

A friend was going through rough times. She had an inner kid that would normally bounce up & down at the sight of something as simple as beautiful flowers, but not once cracks appeared. Her inner kid seemed to have seeped out through the cracks.

Friday, August 5

If you go down to the woods today

Didn’t really fancy going down to the woods today.

My husband insisted that I needed a break & should join him on his daily dog walk. I have tons of work to do, I reasoned. Sure, the woods are beautiful, but they won’t look different than any other day...

As he was having none of it, I ended up going down to the woods; and I was sure of a big surprise.

the woods on any other day - but not today