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spying from my seat
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Our Photo Challenge Week 15 : LUNCH
Ronovan’s Haiku prompts (10th April): WONDER and SPY
Two weeks in the Caribbean! Lucky me!
I’m playing catch-up. Thank you so much Cathy for keeping the Photos purring along.
I can’t just leave out the two weeks of our One-a-Week Photo Challenge I missed – not after nearly three years of weekly postings, so I will be catching up with a couple of posts today.
A few more scenes from that balcony – not a bad place to sit and have lunch 😉
Pelicans bobbing on the water in the early morning light
the boys going snorkelling
Click on any photo to see it larger.
I was staying at The Hamilton Beach Villas which were beautiful, but not quite what they promise on their website. No Spa. When we questioned this we were told that they “had got a bit over enthusiastic on their website” !
There seemed to be a lot of that going on in the Caribbean. Often when travelling I have found people tell you what they think you want to hear – anyone else had that experience?
Eleonora over at Coastal Crochet has created a cute Ammonite Pattern.
Of course, I couldn’t just make one. Once I had the pattern in my head I started making bigger and smaller ones.
I thought they might combine well with my seahorses, or make some beachy greetings cards.
Ideas are swimming around …..
Thank you Eleonora for the inspiration.
Linking in with Ginny’s Yarn Along
Ginny suggests we add a book to the post. I haven’t got a book on the go but whilst I am crocheting I’m also watching/listening to a DVD: River Cottage: Edible Seashore
Yes, I’ve been eating seaweed – yum!
Newgale Beach is just 6 miles from the treehouse. When the tide is out you can walk for 2 – 3 miles from one end to the other – that flat clear space calms my chattering mind and restores a sense of balance.
(Click on any of the photos to see them larger.)
The first walk is always special, reconnecting with the place. I remember all those happy family times. Each little landmark holds a memory from a different year.
My senses are heightened and I see beauty in every pebble
every wave and ripple
every grain of sand
There is a rock …. the one with the yellow arrow
with a huge rock-pool in it, in which my Grandad and I once found an eel. It inspired this poem: Journey Into Now
I make a mini-pilgrimage to it each time I visit Pembrokeshire. As I touch it and climb up to look into the pool I feel closest to my grandfather. He was a rock and a safe haven for me through a stormy childhood.
We are making new memories there – a photo taken in August 2015 of Miss E and Master R exploring the rock pools in and around that rock.
The pool indicated by the Blue Arrow features in this post . My daughter discovered it, Miss E swam in it and we all threw in a pebble and made a wish – we call it our Wishing Pool.
I threw in a pebble this time and made a wish for my Mum.
Here is my favourite photo from that first walk, I have just ordered it to be printed on a large 30″ x 20″ canvas.
I feel like the figure represents me – it was a man with a child in a carrier on his back, walking with a dog. I don’t have a dog but when I walk I am never alone.
On the way back to the treehouse I called into Number 35, a great little cafe/restaurant in Solva, for a scrumptious lunch of smoked salmon salad with garlic bread.
Taken on a blustery New Year’s Day at Mwnt. The little church providing a welcome haven from the dramatic weather.
As we waited for the completion of the magical Sand Circle by Marc Treanor
Our first Photo Prompt for our One-a-Week Photo Challenge.
Please leave a link in the comments.
Pop across to see Cathy’s ‘Ceiling’ too.
as sand is raked in circles
we gather to walk
trial run on paper
the reward is perfect
a Chartres labyrinth
Our Photo Challenge prompt this week is MYSTERY
Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge Prompts are REWARD and TRIAL.
Once again I combine the two in a ‘PHAIKU’ Challenge (my own made-up word), Jen, Denis, Cathy, and when she can, Melissa (it was Melissa who started me doing this) also often/sometimes combine these two challenges in a fun challenge each week – it is not as tricky as it seems – come join us! Leave a link in the Comments below.
Join in the Photo Challenge by leaving a link in the comments here or at Nanacathy‘s, for me to include you in the weekly round-up, which usually appears on Sunday.
Joining in with Cee’s ‘Which Way’ Photo Challenge.
Mystery: Have you ever wondered how to draw a labyrinth? Have you ever wondered how Marc Treanor creates his magical sand designs? Have you ever wondered about the mystery of the power of labyrinths?
I learned to draw labyrinths many years ago but the sand designs remained a MYSTERY until 22.Sept this year when I was lucky enough to be able to join Marc on Mwnt Beach in Ceredigion, Wales for a supremely magical evening to celebrate the Autumn Equinox.
Marc Posted this beautiful short video on You Tube and Facebook
I felt extremely blessed to have been able to be one of those long moving shadows making our way around the path to the centre and out again, whilst a flute and ukulele played and children sat around the fire in the middle.
You can see me carrying a magpie feather on the left, in this photo by Dimlo Sighs, which he has kindly given permission for me to include.
Profound, mysterious, magical, unforgettable.