Monday, 22 July 2013

I'm beginning to see the light.



I have been floundering with my blog since I decided to have a break from selling my potato jewellery

Why am I blogging if not to showcase my wares?  I have always enjoyed blogging, but now it seems to have no purpose.  

I read two fabulous and inspiring blog posts, one from Tasha Chawner, and one from Catherine at Foxglove Lane.  They both set me in a spin, and got me thinking.



So when I woke up the next morning and looked out of the window, 
a mist enveloped my world, but unlike most dull misty mornings,
this one was seared by sunlight.





 I was drawn outside, away from the warmth of the fire
and the early morning coffee.
I woke the startled dog from his sleep in his cosy kennel
 and closed the garden gate behind me.
  


The distant sun-glow beckoned me towards it, out across the hill paddock, 
under the fence, to the trees beyond.  The dog was way ahead!




Magpies were warbling, kookaburras cackling, 
rosellas reeling with delight in the morning air.




Like my mind, the spiky branches were a tangled mass
 ~  muddled, darting in all directions ~ a blur.






Suddenly in a flash, fingers of light were thrusting through the trees
 in an ordered fashion ~ not chaotic, all over the place ~  
but directed, purposeful and....yes, stunningly beautiful.




Everything seemed to fall into place.





It all became clear.  I could see above the mist.
  




I wandered back across the fields to home. 
Back in our sunny kitchen my husband was making a cuppa.
"I've had a wonderful walk and taken loads of photos" I said  
"and best of all, I've worked out why I'm blogging!"  
"Because you love it" was his instant reply!  




He knew all along, I just never asked.
Thank you too, Tasha and Catherine!


We need space sometimes to soak up what may be obvious to others.  
A good walk always enables me to sort out my mind.  How about you?




38 comments:

  1. Oh Jane, I am so humbled to have set you spinning and thinking...
    Truly beautiful photos. I too am a fan of a good mind-clearing walk - just not always in the freezing cold (not so much a fan of that!)
    Look forward to more of your photography.
    Love,
    Tasha xo

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    1. Thank you so much Tasha:) Maybe a spring time walk would be more to your liking! Thank you for your great blog and wonderful photos, which are always an inspiration. To think we live fairly close is lovely too, neighbours really :)Jane x

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  2. This is stunning Jane! Beautiful and filled me with light. I'm so glad you got your mojo back. Your images are full of heart and soul and it is so obvious that you love it!!! Many thanks for the kind reference and the connection across the pond. Lets keep blogging. X

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    1. Definitely going to keep on bloggin' now, thanks to you and Tasha and your very kind and encouraging words Catherine! We are a long way away in reality but I feel very close:) x Jane

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  3. Magical! Beautiful morning! Walks helps me to think. By walking, all blood rushes to every part of the body, and I get clearer ideas. Enjoy what you like. Your photos are beautiful. It's shame not to share with others! : )

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    1. What kind and encouraging words Midori:) I am glad you enjoy walking to clear your mind too. You must enjoy many walks to give you the ideas for your beautiful creations. Bye for now Jane :)

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  4. Well I'm thankful you took us along on that amazing walk by sharing these wonderful photos dear - they truly are magazine/book material, beautiful and thought provoking. No more floundering please, just keep shooting and sharing your lovely stories from a very special corner of this vast world - I love it all.

    I'm in the midst of posting more beauty from the Russian Far East, another remote corner where Nature is awesome and many people never get to view it. Like you, I really love blogging, it's my creative outlet, and I enjoy sharing places people often are unaware of.

    Your hubby hit the nail on the head, mine would have said the exact same thing!

    Happy new week - enjoy each day.
    Mary

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    1. Oh thank you so much Mary! I certainly do enjoy sharing, just as you do. I am not nearly as adventurous as you though! I will look forward to reading about your latest trip to the Russian Far East. There is lots to be happy about isn't there! Kind wishes Jane

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  5. Oh! This is absolutely magical. I will be dreaming of misty mornings filled with light... Oh, yes, please, keep blogging and sharing such marvels.

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    1. Oh Amelie, thank you so much for your gracious and supportive words....you have definitely encouraged me to keep going:))

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  6. Magnificent photos Jane! Sometimes a walk with our camera and a clear mind lead to the most amazing bursts of creative energy!

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    1. Very true Deb! I'm fired up and ready to go now! Thanks for dropping by :)Cheers Jane

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  7. I am delighted I took a walk with you this morning! These are astonishing photos! I am so pleased that you have worked out why you bog - these photos have certainly made my day.

    Well done for marrying someone who will make you a cuppa to welcome you home from your walk!

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    1. Lol! I will tell him you said that ~ it will make his day!! So glad you could come along for a walk and look forward to doing it again soon, maybe at your place next time:)

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  8. Definitely please keep on blogging and sharing Jane. A walk can work wonders, it's truly the only time when you can lose yourself in your thoughts, enjoy nature and forget your worries, the perfect combination for inspiration. x

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    1. Oh so true Katherine. Nothing like a walk to bring you down to earth and help you realise what it's all about. Thanks so much, bye for now Jane x

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  9. Hello Jane

    Thanks for visiting the Highlands, love the photo's on this blog, the light streaming through the trees is gorgeous. Looking forward to popping by your blog. Annie

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  10. Hello Annie, lovely to see you here from the Highlands, and so glad you have enjoyed the visit. See you again later, cheers Jane

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  11. Thank you for the nice comment on my blog. Your pictures and words on a misty morning are stunning. I have read some of your earlier blogposts and I wondered what potato jewelry means, never heard of that before. It is something quite different and very pretty. Do you know my father had a farm too and we also grew potatoes, funny. I shall follow you.

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    1. That is so interesting that your father also grew potatoes. It's a small world! Thank you for your kind comments. I am glad you enjoyed finding out about potato jewellery. It is something a bit different!

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  12. these are wonderful photographs! the way you caught the light, mist, rays, etc. is beautiful!

    thank you for finding my place and leaving a comment. may you be blessed with rejuvenated blogging enthusiasm. :)

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    1. Oh thank you so much! All your lovely comments have certainly inspired me to blog on. Look forward to enjoying your corner of the world too:)

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  13. Hello Jane,

    Your photo of the misty morning are amazing. I understand that you live in Australia, so far away from France, and yet we share the same love of nature and creativity.
    I never learned before of a jewelry made with potatoes. How clever of you to have developed this kind of craft.
    I thank you very much for your visit and for your comments.

    Merci beaucoup,

    Hélène

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    1. Merci beaucoup aussi Hélène. It is lovely to share interests with people from all over the world isn't it? Glad you have enjoyed looking at my potato jewellery. It is a lot of fun, though life seems too be too busy for doing any more of it right now. Another grand child on the way is one reason!

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  14. Outstanding, wonderful, post. The photos are so delightful and your heartfelt words were very moving. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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    1. Oh thank you so much for your kind words Willow. I really appreciate your comments and I realise now that sharing in this way, and hearing that others like you enjoy it, is why blogging is so fulfilling to me. Thank you:) Jane

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  15. What beautiful photos of what must have been a wonderful walk. A blog is hard work and I'm sure that if it were merely a by-product of some other activity none of us could sustain it. You have to love it to do it and that's what makes it fun. GG

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    1. Couldn't have put it better myself! So true,and you obviously love it too. Glad also that you enjoyed the walk GG. Bye for now Jane

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  16. Hello Jane and thanks for visiting me. It has led me to your own lovely blog. It is just wonderful to share the beauty of the world around us, isn't it? Especially as we all live in such different places.

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    1. Oh yes indeed Wendy. The world is so much smaller now, thanks to the internet. Wonderful to share our on special places:) Thanks for dropping by. Cheers Jane

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  17. Hi Jane,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog I am so glad you did because now I have found yours with its beautiful photographs and thoughts. Blogging can be hard work and time consuming but we must love it otherwise we couldn't carry on.

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    1. You are quite right Elaine, that we must love blogging to do it! Thank you so much for coming by and it's good to be sharing here too:)

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  18. unbelievably gorgeous photos jane ... don't stop blogging !! ... some days i dont' know if anyone reads mine either, but it's just fun and a way to express yourself... lovely xx

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    1. Oh thank you for those lovely words of encouragement Deborah:) You have a beautiful blog full of inspirational finds and your lovely work. Thank for popping by and cheers for now, Jane x

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  19. Dear Jane...I LOVED this post and your wonderful enchanting pictures which capture the magic so beautifully!! ~ I was with you all the way here and If I am totally honest I wanted to stay longer!! I have always had a fascination with Australia, from the stories my mum told me, from growing up! ~ Thank you for your kind words over on mine...I can also see that you 'see' the magic that is all around us.....Sending you some 'Twinkles' ****** to pop in your tea pot and to enjoy with your brew! Hugs Maria x

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    1. Dear Maria....thank you SO much for your lovely words and those delicious *twinkles* which I am enjoying right now with my bedtime cuppa! I wasn't aware that you had links with Australia... I must check your profile more closely :) I so look forward to sharing our worlds. Bye for now Jane x

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