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Lyke Wake Dirge

On this night, on this night,
Every night and all,
Hearth and house and candle-light,
And Christ receive your soul.

When from here away you pass
Every night and all,
To Thorny Moor you come at last;
And Christ receive your soul.

If ever you gave hose and shoes,
Every night and all,
Sit then down and put them on;
And Christ receive your soul.

But if hose and shoes you gave none
Every night and all,
The thorns shall prick you to the bare bone;
And Christ receive your soul.

From Thorny Moor then you may pass,
Every night and all,
To Bridge of Dread you come at last;
And Christ receive your soul.

If ever you gave silver and gold,
Every night and all,
At Bridge of Dread you’ll find foothold,
And Christ receive your soul.

But if silver and gold you gave none
Every night and all:
You’ll tumble down into Hell’s flames
And Christ receive your soul.

From Bridge of Dread then you may pass,
Every night and all,
To Purgatory fire you’ll come at last;
And Christ receive your soul.

If ever you gave meat or drink,
Every night and all,
The fire will never make you shrink;
And Christ receive your soul.

But if meat or drink you gave none,
Every night and all,
The fire will burn you to the bare bone;
And Christ receive your soul.

On this night, on this night,
Every night and all,
Hearth and house and candle-light,
And Christ receive your soul.

Receive My Soul

A Walk on the Wild Side

I took a walk across the fields tonight.  In the golden hour, although I was a little late getting out so missed it slightly.  Happiness is when walking across the fields.  The quiet, the closeness to nature, the evening light.  The corn is ready to be harvested and there is a mellowness in the air, the feeling that summer is over and now is the time for the earth to rest and contemplate.

corn bouquet

path two

white flowers

Its not often I like photographs taken of me but I had to include this self portrait.  This is me at my happiest, at one with nature.

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There is Light…..

I discovered a new place today, a new place to walk.  And I fell in love all over again with my beautiful dene.  The world outside seemed to fade away and cease to exist and it was just me and Nature.  I was surrounded by this intense beauty, and I knew that this is where my journey was taking me.  I find such exquisiteness in Nature. It is so calming on the soul.  And I can think, there are no distractions as I follow this path, nothing to turn my head.  And every time I go there it is like cleansing the soul.   My only companion is my camera and through it I capture this world which is like no other.  Mysterious, full of light, and darkness, and so so powerful. Nature is such a wondrous thing.

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A Long and Arduous Road

The road to enlightenment is a very difficult one.  Sometimes it can be a case of one step forward, and two steps back.  But even though the road is often strewn with obstacles we must keep on, because one day the road will become easier to walk along.

When things go wrong I often dwell on the negatives.  But I see it as a test.   If I can get past the negatives then the spirit will grow stronger and next time the negatives won’t seem as bad.

Dene

This series of photographs is developing into something very special.  Not only do I love the images and what they represent but going out into nature and taking them is allowing me to get closer to nature.  And it is through nature that I believe my path takes me.  Maybe its a two way street.  I seek enlightenment so I go out into nature to take photographs and by doing so I discover something about myself which enables me to move forward on that path.

following the light

I experiment with a lot of different photography, sometimes some of what I do falls by the wayside.  But I am always drawn to nature.  Nature is my saviour.

I Belong

I am constantly drawn to Nature.  I have decided that I could never live in a city.  I need to be able to see the trees and the fields, to lie in the grass and see the blue sky above me, to hear the birdsong and the rustle of the leaves as the wind blows through the branches of the trees. In Nature I feel safe, rested, calm….. I feel at peace.  I feel I belong.

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white lake

Yellow

white on black

The Wonder of Nature

I’ve found a new secret place.  On a beautiful golden evening I took a walk down the dene and there it was.  Waiting for me.  In all its glory.  The golden light beckoning me to follow it into its heavenly domain.  And I took some pictures.  And I felt so happy to have found this magical place.  And I will visit it again.  Because nature is a wonderful thing.  It was here long before us. And it will be here long after us.  It is endearing. It is calming.  It is mighty.  It is the world we live in.  And we should cherish it.

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Golden Hour 3

Golden Hour

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Nettle

secret pathway

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