“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life.” — Elsie de Wolfe

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Sunlight, Shadows & Seed heads

"Happy people do not demand a lot from the world
because their happiness proceeds from a place deeper
than the world can touch." - Alan Cohen

As we drove through the village today the sun was shining and everything was blooming most gloriously. As we parked up near our village shop (which is run by the community) I snapped this photo from the car window as I waited for Joe to return with his free range eggs.

Another pretty cottage snapped from the open window of the car as we passed.

Back at home I noticed the shadows and sunlight on this scene outside our front window.

And then as I got indoors, I saw the shadow of the stained glass sun
that hangs in the window reflected on the opposite wall.

In the garden there were seed heads...

...and spilled petals.
(Peonies are so beautiful but over too soon.)

There were bedding plants waiting to be planted...

And those that already were. Do you notice the black spring?
Joe had to do some work on the car to replace it as it was broken,
I nabbed it for the garden! ;-) - believe it or not I have a pretty
motorbike exhaust pipe in the garden too. lol

Earlier we went to a car boot sale.
As we parked up I noticed this queue of bins and the faded paint on the building,
I bet if I stared long enough I would see all sorts of images in that!

I walked around with my camera at hip height just snapping away.
Here are a couple of interesting shots I managed to capture of the things on sale.

Back at home with a couple of my purchases.
...a nice white cat.

...and a pretty clip for my hair.

Believe it or not I had 170 photos on my camera when I downloaded them today.
So many good ones, I could have done this post ten times over.
Still, I managed to pick just a few to share. :-)

(Late addition - I have just posted some more photos over at my other blog Incredible Joy)

I would also like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my lovely man Joe - it is his birthday today!

Happy Sunday everyone. x

Thought of the week
"Every morning we are born again.
What we do today is what matters most."
- Buddha

I am linking this post to week 38 of I Saw Sunday - Why not come and join us?


Anonymous said...

Lovely, lovely photos. That one of the reflected sun lightcatcher looks like a good subject for an impressionist painting.

Happy birthday Joe.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I'm an ex-pat . Even after over fifty years outside England, photos such as yours make me homesick. (I don't miss the winters though).

Ena said...

Beautiful photos. I love the one with the shadow of the stained glass sun :)

Rajesh said...


I love the way you knit together a story out of every day living. Some good pics here as well.

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful photos, love the cottages and stone walls, they feel safe and cozy. I did the same thing with my camera this week, just kept snapping and then took hours to decide what to post. But, these posts and the cameral really do hone the art of observation. Thanks so much and Happy Birthdy Joe,


earlybird said...

Lovely pictures... those dress patterns and the cottages made my quite nostalgic for a former life!

Have a good week.

Jade said...

I like the spilled petals and the cottage :)
Refreshing post

Morvah said...

That's a lovely white cat Susannah, thanks for sharing the happiness of your day. Have a good week and Happy Birthday Joe. x

Olive Tree said...

Lovely pictures. It's nice to see pictures that show the work of sun. Happy birthday to your man too. Thank you for stopping by to mine earlier and left me your kind words.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Wow! Wonderful photos!

Susannah said...

Thanks so much everyone for your wonderful comments, it is such a pleasure to read them and to share my week with you all. x

PS. Joe thanks you for the birthday wishes. :-)

Paul Andrew Russell said...

You live in a beautiful place, Susannah. Those photos are lovely.

Anonymous said...

I just have to say that I want to live in your village. It is gorgeous, enchanting and charming. I love it. How fortunate you are to live there!

Susannah said...

Thanks Paul and Selma. :-)

Margaret said...

The top two photos are breathtaking. Not many places so quaint and sweet as that here in the USA.

Susannah said...

Thanks for dropping in Margaret. :-)


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