Impressions on the veil of time

History Challenge The background of this image is a fresco on the wall of the House of the Golden Bracelet in Pompeii. Some years ago I visited Pompeii and Herculaneum. I remember wincing at the plaster impressions of the final agony of people felled by the suffocating ash as they tried to flee on August…

The Climb, Numbness- and Monochrome Madness

Scrunching, scraping, slashing, collapse- I think the summit is in sight. I’ve just climbed out of hundreds of boxes (and mountains of paper) to find myself on the side of a hill- and it’s a beautiful hill, a small mountain to be precise!  It has been a grueling, uphill experience to get here though! I…

Monochrome Madness 3-17

I’m going to have to take a break from blogging for the next two or three weeks while I move. I will be back of course. I apologize for being a bit behind in keeping up with my fellow bloggers the last while but my world is in chaos at the moment! Oh how I hate packing….

Monochrome Madness and Motion (The hill of Tara)

Follow me up to Carlow ( a rebel song) “see all the children of the Gael beneath O’Byrnes banner” “The connection to place, to the land, the wind, the sun, stars, the moon… it sounds romantic, but it’s true – the visceral experience of motion, of moving through time”   For Leanne Coles’ Monochrome Madness…

oh! the beautiful light and Monochrome Madness

Now is the time to unite the soul and the world. Now is the time to see the sunlight dancing as one with the shadows. ~Rumi Here is the sun at last on the island!   Of course I still have much to do in preparation for the move next month, and I’m perpetually behind,  but…

Those old familiar places and Monochrome Madness

I’ve been walking around our area with the sunshine at last. I can’t believe I will be soon moving after many years here and I’m looking forward to the new adventure. I also have to confess that suddenly over the last few days I began having feelings of melancholy as well. Change is a good thing…

Monochrome and other Madness

Greetings from my crazy world. I’m trying to hang in there as there is so much to do this summer with moving and all. If I disappear from time to time you will know why but I’ll be back as I can. I am going to miss my neighbourhood though I won’t be that far away….

Monochrome Madness (3-12) and other views

The next two months will be busy ones as I at last am moving! I’ll be out further into the suburbs- off a country road, on a hillside! So as I am not posting as frequently I will combine my post again with Leanne’s theme and my own theme of views from different places.  For…

JOI and the King!

(Cosmic Poetry in Motion) We’re going in!! And so I wrote,* back in 2016  regarding the Juno Mission “.. the hand of the unseen conductor waved them onward into the vibrating strings of a solar wind and I cried out, “Yes!  The whole cosmos is a grand opus!  Let those who have ears, hear!…”     I…

Monochrome Madness 3-11 and more local flavour

I forgot last week but here we are again! Leanne’ Cole’s weekly and wonderful Monochrome Madness Gallery… and my obsession with the old farmhouse in my neighbourhood continues   “She often thought she heard a long sigh flowing by the farm. She didn’t recognize the exhale of time and so, the old house watched and…

The Siren’s Bones (Chapter 8)

We have come to the end and again thank you all so much for your following of the tale and for your great responses all the way through. It was a difficult ending for me and a bit of an agony but I had to let it go so here it is! see The Siren’s…

The Siren’s Bones (chapter 7)

(previous chapters one through six are on menu header) Part one The  day after Muireal’s disappearance the bodies of two young men washed up on the shore. A small boat had apparently overturned out on the loch.  A third man had managed to make it to shore.  It had been Alasdair.  The news of this tragedy overshadowed Fiona’s…

Monochrome Madness and a day on Vancouver Island

For Leanne’s Marvelous Madness Gallery (3-9) A journey through a summer’s day on the island  take a stroll in “The Alchemist’s Garden” on the Gorge estuary in Victoria Nothing happens, unless first a dream! -C Sandburg  Rose Bowers and daisy fields Stop for tea in the charming town of Chemainus by the sea Get lost in a field…

The Siren’s Bones (6)

Thanks to all for your patience and support. It looks like there will be another chapter (seven) after all. The story keeps getting more convoluted although so far everyone has assured me it’s readable! Writing a story in serial form has definite challenges.  Though still in need of a few revisions I won’t hold it back for fear of…

Monochrome Madness 3-8 and London

Please visit Leanne Coles Monochrome Gallery! The theme this week is “closed.“   I only recently was able to watch the full series of The Tudors( gorgeously filmed) on Shomi and resurrected an image I took on a tour of London with my daughter. I can only imagine what it must have felt like to hear…