Sometimes we have to look beyond life. Blur our vision a little and then see what we can see.
This is where my childhood adventures started. This is where I used to play, in the dene, next to my childhood home. I feel lucky to have grown up here. Maybe this is where my love affair with nature started too. I still live close to the dene, I still visit it, and the fields that surround it. And I feel that I belong, in the peace and the solitude.
…..following my heart, following my dreams. Before the earth sleeps I will cross the fields and take more photographs. And this is a beautiful time of the year to do it. Crops being harvested, autumn colours starting to creep in. There is almost a feeling of calm, the earth has sighed, another year is nearly over, time to rest. But for some of us the journey goes on. The search for enlightenment continues.
What do you see when you look at your reflection? Does it please you? Are you happy with what you see? Or do you seek something more? Are you looking beyond the reflection? Trying to see what others can’t see. Some people happily live their lives unassuming, not trying to understand what is beyond their comprehension. Some of us try to find that understanding, try to figure out what is beyond the reflection.
I am again drawn to water. And, the sound, oh the soothing sound that it sings to us, drawing us close so that we may stand and stare. Does it ever stand still? Do we ever stand still?
Can it enlighten us? What can it teach us? Simplicity. Be in the moment. Do not think of the future, do not think of the past. Live today. When we realise this then we are close to enlightenment. This is something that I must learn to do. I am always thinking ahead, thinking of next week. When I am in the garden, or out in nature, I often think of the tomorrow when everything goes back to sleep. I must try and think of the moment. Live the moment. Enjoy what is in front of me, around me, free my mind of the tomorrows. Be alive.
Its nice to discover new places. And new parts of the coast. I love the coast, love the sea, love the blue of the sky in summertime. Love being an island. Love that I could, if I wanted to, walk all around this country and see nothing but beautiful water. (and yes, that is a sneaky little colour photo that somehow crept in)