The stamens give

Against the night sky

Melting

Tiny infant so tender and mild

The Beginning

"Where have I come from, where did you pick me up?
the baby asked its mother.

When in girlhood my heart was opening its petals, you hovered as a fragrance about it.

Your tender softness blossomed in my youthful limbs, like a glow in the sky before the sunrise.
Heaven's first darling, twin-born with the morning light, you have floated down the stream of the world's life, and at last you have stranded on my heart."

The Crescent Moon
Rabindranath Tagore

In his master's steps he trod, where the snow lay dinted...

Silent Night

Mountain

All in a row

Life Is Simple

"Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don't have to like it - it's just easier if you do. If you have a problem, it can only be because of your unquestioned thinking."

Byron Katie
"Peace in the Present Moment"

Splash of colour

The colours of autumn linger to bring us joy as winter approaches.

All is calm, all is bright...

Balancing



I'm always amazed how leaves manage to stay attached to their branches
when the snow comes.
It's as if they've been surprised
but hold on all the same - and I marvel at their speckled beauty!


Snowfall

Bud

Presences

"Listen to presences inside poems.
Let them take you where they will.

Follow those private hints,
and never leave the premises."

Rumi

Elfin Shadow

Raindrops

Gracefulness

Mirror...

Mirror and Face

"We are the mirror as well as the face in it."

Rumi

Gentle landing

Urban sunset

Nature, the artist

Fern

Luminous reflections

November Rose

Larch

Feather in leaves

Up the steps




I love going up these steps right near my home.
They lead me to all sorts of different walks.


 past the weathered grey fence
and then to choose where to go...







Looking up

Let's cross the bridge

Trunk

In the dusk of the evening

"In the dusk of the evening, the bird of some early dawn comes to the nest of my silence."

Stray Birds
Rabindranath Tagore

Walk in the park

The art of decorating

British pub, Covent Garden

In flight

Paper doves

Bloomsbury Festival, Russell Square

Eckhart Tolle in London

Happy feet

Reaching out

Ready to waltz

Red Bow

Keeping Britain tidy, with style!

London skies

Squirrel

Kew Gardens, London

Door closed - but only for Now...

The end of summer song

Still Life

The path

Walking Meditation

"Take my hand.
We will walk.
We will only walk.
We will enjoy our walk
without thinking of arriving anywhere.
Walk peacefully.
Walk happily.
Our walk is a peace walk.
Our walk is a happiness walk.

Then we learn
that there is no peace walk;
that peace is the walk;
that there is no happiness walk;
that happiness is the walk.
We walk for ourselves.
We walk for everyone
always hand in hand.

Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom under our feet.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Print on Earth your love and happiness.

Earth will be safe
when we feel in us enough safety."

Thich Nhat Hanh

Wisdom