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.
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.
Picture taking whilst landing at Oslo airport yesterday afternoon.
The rattle of the train
Bright evening skies
Searching for golden moments
Mesmerising in their simplicity
Pockets of wonder
Captured in a split second
Against a blazing furness
Slivers of silver on the horizon
as dusk approaches.
C. Farish 19.03.18
I’m not one for doing New Years resolutions but this year I have decided to set myself a few goals.
Chiefly to finish my poetry book and get it published is top of the list.
Also to devote more time to reading, learning and all things crafty.
The other day I signed up for a freelance photography diploma which is super exciting. As it’s something I thought about doing in my teens but never did. But I’m so glad I can do it now!
Its okay to chase your dreams one small step at a time.
Signing off for now.
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
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
Hope Over Fear
Reminding myself that amidst uncertainty
I can still choose hope over not knowing what’s next
Hope over fear
Hope over shame
Hope over negativity
Hope amidst challenges
That it’s light that dispels the darkness
Light is life giving
It’s where the magic happens
and new ideas
become more than just dreams
Where the sparks of imagination fly
and old patterns become new paths
Interwoven into who we are
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.