More naturally created lines than angles in this old weathered fallen log as seen looking first along the grain and then straight onto a cut cross-section radiating outwards 🙂
A pale Scottish dog rose for today’s Flower of the Day 🙂
It’s hard to tell if I’ve captured this ivy-covered gravestone from the front or from the rear – maybe it’s the ‘Cousin It’ of gravestones! Or is it a triffid biding its time…? 🙂
‘I think the kind of landscape that you grew up in, it lives with you. I don’t think it’s true of people who’ve grown up in cities so much; you may love a building, but I don’t think that you can love it in the way that you love a tree or a river or the colour of the earth; it’s a different kind of love.’ – Arundhati Roy
Living in a big city like London can be really hectic and noisy a lot of the time, so for me – a quiet country girl at heart – it’s been necessary to find somewhere peaceful close to home to soothe my soul and recharge my batteries. My everyday peaceful place is only a couple of minutes from our small first floor flat in East London – along the Leytonstone edge of Wanstead Flats. I can actually see part of it beckoning me from the living room window – I just come out of the front door, turn right, walk a couple of hundred yards down the street and there it is, dusty dirt path drawing me in straight from the street, open and airy and informally very non-city-like. I walk here often, all year round, wandering and pondering, chasing away the cobwebs and setting the world to rights… this was my view of Wanstead Flats this afternoon, a wide expanse of blue sky and deep layers of clouds pillowed over the earthy greens of grass and foliage… and after my relaxing walk I returned home calm and collected, nurtured by nature… 🙂
To have such spectacular wildflowers growing so comfortably within a big city is often a surprise to many people, residents and visitors alike, but here are this year’s beautiful bluebells flowering in Chalet Wood, Wanstead Park, East London. Some years they come slightly earlier, and some years they come a bit later, but their breath-taking abundance every spring never fails to make me smile 🙂
If I’m not colouring in mandalas, I’m probably colouring in various subjects in nature – plants, animals, or fish – or artistic representations thereof! Curvy, swirly lines that flow from corner to corner, edge to edge… relaxing and rejuvenating 🙂
For this year’s April Blogging from A-Z Challenge I’m colouring my way through the alphabet – what fun!