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

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Sunsets and Small Stones. . .

The week started out very warm and things slowed down as they always do, as warmth soaked into waiting bones. The dappled dance of the sunlight and shade cavorted on the canvas of the nearby building. While underneath the big plane trees, warm people found shelter under the spreading canopy.

"The heat haze hangs heavy over the leaf green land. The air has weight. I feel it pressing into my unwilling limbs, wrapping itself around my shoulders like a shawl."

As the two day heatwave fled, leaving us with more moderate temperatures, I began to make some changes to my blogs. You've probably noticed that I've made a new header for this blog. (I love designing blog headers!)

You can read about some of the changes and my decision to let some blogs lie fallow for now, in a post I wrote earlier this week--> Redesigning and Downsizing.

This week I also decided to join in with July's a river of stones over at My Name is Zing where I will be posting my captured moments as 'small stones' every day this month.

So that's enough news! Let me get back to what I saw this week :-)

Outside the town hall, the hanging baskets were in bloom. . .
And in my garden this week, were more splashes of Red. . .

and a carpet of Purple underfoot. . .

Sweetpeas growing up outside my window. . .

and a dash of Orange. . .

Then there were the most beautiful skies. . .

"I wanted to take pictures of the day leaving and the night
covering the vast heavens with stars.
So I walked out into
the moth rich darkness, and was entranced
by the intricate
silhouettes of trees etched against the sky."
- My Name is Zing

And then last but not least. . .

I was waiting in the car while Joe picked up something from a local industrial estate.

While I was waiting I looked around from my passenger seat vantage point, for things of
interest or beauty (as I do! ;)) - and the first thing I saw was this scene below.

Almost an abstract art image - I love the lines, shapes, angles, and shades of blue.

And then, I saw the scene that became my first entry for a river of stones . . .

"Growing among the rusted metal
and stark utility of factory units.

The tiny yellow flowers bloom."

My Name is Zing

My second river of stones entry was a moment of reflection that I had this morning.
I wrote about it in the post beneath this one.

I hope you like the new look! I am intending to post here more regularly from now on. :-)

Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you have had a good week. x

Thought of the week
"It's never too late - in fiction or in life - to revise." - Nancy Thayer

I am linking this post to week 42 of I Saw Sunday - Why not come and join us?
We would love to have you on board and we will make you very welcome, I promise. :-)

Images and words Susannah Bec.


earlybird said...

Sweet peas! mmm!

What a wide selection of photos this week! Love the skies too. And the 'blue angles'. AND the new blog header!

Jinksy said...

Great composition in the last image...

Elizabeth said...

Oh the colors! Love them Susannah, especially the sunsets, they always draw me. Your garden is a wonderous place, and those tiny yellow blooms are a wonderful contrast with the rusted metal lines. Great post,


Morvah said...

We had wonderful weather over the weekend at last! Doesn't it make you feel good? Great pictures and your header's a real pleasure to open! Have a good week, M x

Susannah said...

Hi earlybird. Yes there was a wide selection this week. I guess some weeks are like that! :-) I am glad you like the new header. Good to see you and enjoy your trip. x

Thanks Jinksy. :-)

Elizabeth, yes aren't the colours wonderful! And the sunsets are a real joy, I did a series of photos once with the words 'open air art exhibition on planet earth' - so much beauty everywhere! Good to see you. x

Morvah, yes doesn't the sunshine make a difference! Great to see you and you have a wonderful week too. x

Paul Andrew Russell said...

Lovely photos again, Susannah.

You certainly live in a beautiful part of the country. :-)

I used to grow Sweet Peas. The scent is absolutely wonderful.

Susannah said...

Thanks for popping in Paul. :-)

Anonymous said...

I really like your header. It is so cool. It says a lot about you - mainly that you are a keen observer, appreciate colour and form and that you are artistic in your approach to life. Love.

I've heard it's been warm in the UK. A friend of mine mentioned it the other day. Whew.

Your writing actually reminds me a lot of some of the Victorian poets with your relationship with nature and so on. You are a masterful observer. :D

Susannah said...

Selma, it is always such a joy to hear from you. Thank you for being you. x

Jennifer said...

Love the idea of a "dappled dance of the sunlight and shade" cavorting! Also love those reds. Your world is beautiful seen through your eyes.

Susannah said...

Thank you very much Jennifer, I really appreciate you saying so! Always good to see you. :-) x


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