“Hold on to your divine blush, your innate rosy magic, or end up brown. Once you're brown, you'll find out you're blue. As blue as indigo. And you know what that means. Indigo. Indigoing. Indigone.” ― Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume A bird. I wish I was a bird. I could be free. If I… Continue reading FEELING BLUE
“Have a mind so quiet, that you can hear doves whispering as they rest their wings in the rafters of your silent sanctuary” ― Kate Mullane Robertson This sweet little Laughing Dove has made her nest under our house, safe from wind, rain and scorching sun. Faithfully she sits, hour upon hour, keeping her eggs… Continue reading A MIND SO QUIET
"Peter stood, cleared his throat, and began to hum softly, then sing, slowly building up the song as his voice cleared. He found the old tune, the song of the Sunbird. And as he sung, as his rich voice echoed off the tall cliffs, the birds and the faeries lent him their voice and soon… Continue reading KNYSNA – You’re still beautiful
vantage point noun :a position or place that allows one a wide or favourable overall view of a scene or situation - Collins English Dictionary Custard Cottage is a great vantage point from which to view the circle of bird life and we feel so privileged to be able to witness the comings and… Continue reading VANTAGE POINT
The images featured in this post are of Mr T's (semi-tame) Shrike, they were taken yesterday during sunset at Custard Cottage. This beautiful winged one appears to be a loner with no mate in sight, she's been hanging around Custard Cottage for some time now and gives the naughty Drongos a real run for their money,… Continue reading THE LAKE ISLE OF INNISFREE | Poetry – A Soft Place to Fall
“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love - that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one's very footsteps may not disturb the… Continue reading Custard Cottage Chronicles – Well now. That’s the end of that!
"Aargh! Stop! No more please..." this was my typical response whenever someone tried, for the umpteenth time, to explain depth of field to me. I don't think I'm particularly stupid but I just could not for the life of me get my head around what aperture to use for shallow depth of field, what deep depth… Continue reading SO WHAT IS DEPTH OF FIELD?
“So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist I don't normally post twice in one week but seeing it's Valentines Day tomorrow, I felt a little Poetry would go down well today. It is yet another Pablo Neruda poem, I promise to give it a… Continue reading TONIGHT I CAN WRITE | Poetry – A Soft Place To Fall
“To me, the word wisdom means ancient knowledge. It’s the kind of knowledge you not only see but feel when you look into the eyes of an elephant or stop for a moment to marvel at the deep wrinkles on its skin, both of which I believe contain the truths learned from each intentional step… Continue reading Heffalumps, family and other friends