Had a lot of fun using my dslr today. It’s been a while since I shared on here and really wanted to share this one of the moon and snow dusted mountains.
Summer rainbows in July
Had a quiet day at home. Mostly spent the time working on my knitting. Had to pop the knitting down to capture this though!
There are so perks to a day of mostly torrential rain.
Signing off for now.
A week ago we went on a little adventure by boat train and car. It was a Noah and Grandma and Auntie day. We all had so much fun. Sometimes little adventures not far from home are the best kind.
Then we took the little ferry across to Fell Foot Park from Lakeside.
and Grandma did a fantastic job at rowing. We even sang ‘Row row’ too.
Then we took the little ferry back and the steam train from Lakeside to Haverthwate.
Early mornings and branches
Early mornings and branches.
Breathing in ordinary moments.
Crisp air fills my lungs and frost crackles underfoot.
Looking up at silhouettes in the sky.
Shadowed by the night sky.
Soon to be flooded in daylight
In between seasons
Taken on my walk to work this morning. I’ve added some scribblings from the other day.
Life is a series of in betweens
Paths that seem like dead ends
and some that are not.
Filled with joy beauty, hard times and wonder.
And sometimes it’s a fight
to see the light in the darkness
But most of all I cling to the hope that He is mightier than any troubles that I face.
Even in sorrowful times
I am glad that He holds it all
And brings comfort amidst the tears.
And when I look back
I’m in awe of all He’s done
And grateful that He’s there
all the time.
Carole Farish December 2017
a crispness in the air
Smelling like autumn
Leaves leaving patterns
like little tree paths
on the ground
Greet me with a
All the cracks
like hidden pathways
Transport me to
times gone by
The smell of wood fires
takes me back
To childhood evenings
in the embers
Watching Dad raking
All the rustling
reminds me of
And autumn walks in the woods
Watching squirrels chase
Each other from branch
Oh the delights of autumn
When the trees put on
their best show
The best symphony
of many colours
ochre reds, auburn
Scribblings (some thoughts)
I haven't written anything in depth for a while on here. I thought it was high time I did.
I'm kind of in between things again. This happens often for me at the moment. When one season is coming to an end and another is waiting to begin. I sometimes find myself getting very restless when this happens and a little impatient. When I need to remember that it's a marathon not a sprint.
Also what might feel like a detour to you. I'm learning that they are just part of the journey. That each moment follows the next and all can be learned from and are spaces to grow.
When I've so many thoughts going through my head. It's hard to find time to process stuff. But when life gets unpredictable I'm learning that I still need to make time for myself. Instead of being stuck in the cycle of work/home/sleep and repeat. I've been stuck in that cycle for too long. It gets me exhausted and it's no way to live.
I'm working at having a life that works for me. Where there is plenty of space to be me. It's no fun spending your life in a box that someone has put you in. You don't need to stay there. You don't need to fit into someones idea for your life. For me it's important to have down time. To create ways of dealing with stress in a healthy way and preferably to have less of it. Also not piling blame on yourself. Often times we need to be kinder to ourselves and in turn we'll be kinder to others.
Life doesn't need to be lived in the fast lane. There is something to be learnt from living life slow. Life to me feels more meaningful this way. In appreciating nature, walks in woods, making things and the satisfaction that brings.
At the moment to combat that I do my best to make time for things that calm me for me this looks like walks, photography, knitting, time spent with good friends, traveling.
That would equal a much happier Carole.
because spring is here
and I haven’t posted in so long..
Today looked like this..
Some snapshots of a wonderful day off spent with my sister, nephew, Dad, Gran and Auntie.
For me days out like this are so refreshing. I loved capturing some little moments as spring begins.
I never tire of spending time here.