The yin and yang of flying

The noise is what first attracted me.

A huge commotion of wings and flapping.

Swans are so ungainly when trying to take off for flight

Yet so graceful in the air.

Rainbow swan

The up and down of their wings,

The harmony, the pain and the beauty,

The yin and yang of life.

In flight

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The joys of life

A dog’s wisdom:




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Dance of light and dark

Last week, we enjoyed the autumn equinox:

That time of year when day and night are equally long

And a kind of balance hums throughout the world.

The earth slowly spins

In and out of the light and dark –

Like a child dipping her toes into deliciously inviting water.

This is also a metaphor about life:

A dance of light and dark

With peaceful moments of balance in between.

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Sometimes I fear that we have not learnt that much over the past ten years.

Surely terrorism wins when we view ever potential friend as a stranger,

When we condemn people on sight by the way they look?

Violence breeds more violence, or as Gandhi put it:

“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”

Compassion and kindness in the face of hate are the most difficult things to show.

But if we want to make the world a better place, then we have to try.

Call me naive, but I still dream of a world without hate and prejudice.

Seeds of hope

It amazes me to see trees in hibernation, seeds covered in thick crusts of frost

That defy gravity and, instead, cling to the branch in icy embrace.

Just think how fragile the bond between ice and tree:

All it takes is a slight change in temperature

And the whole relationship crumbles, ends

Fluttering to the ground in a soft explosions of snow.

Just like human relationships.

Yet those seeds survive the cold, those Arctic breezes

To blossom out into flowers of hope when spring arrives.

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Golden moments

Those golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand;

the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.

George Eliot

What golden moments are happening in your life at the moment?

Wednesday Words (OK – it’s Thursday, but who’s counting? Oh – you are!)

Sue and Liam came home one day after a party. They spread joy and smiles and the kids played with them for ages.

After a while, they started feeling deflated, as if the air was going out of them, so they rested gently on a chair. When you came into the room, you couldn’t help but smile when you saw them. Finally, they were nothing but empty plastic bags.

We bid them a fond farewell. RIP Sue and Liam!


“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”

Henry James

Inspired by Muddy Boot Dreams

The sky is falling

Spooky joke – the answer(s):

What ride do spirits like best when they go to an amusement park?

Roller ghoster! (Boom! Boom!)

I also like some of the other answers you gave: Spectre-tactors and Merry Ghost Round were my favourites!


And now… to today’s post:

The sky looks as if it has fallen flat on its face on the lake and…


… and spread itself like a frozen blue mantle on the water’s surface, which in  all its icy splendour, reflects back the gorgeous azure of the sky above.

“Which is ice and which is sky?” the silver birches standing sentinel seem to wonder.