Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wednesday 10th August

~ Last night, going outside at about 11, strains and snatches of the Tuesday night concert, a mile or two away in Moncontour, float up to where we live.  Electronic and ethereal, it mingles prettily with the chiming harmonics of the garden toads.

~ Doing yoga for the first time at S's house, where her silky, pewter-coloured old lurcher watches me with bronze eyes and a long smile from the sofa, then jumps down and tries to settle next to me on my yoga mat.

~ Sweet peas from A's garden, which scented the whole room.  They're finished now, but I'm still enjoying the photos.





12 comments:

zephyr said...

Oh!Oh!Oh!
i love that top photo
and all 3 of your threes

Dale said...

Beautiful, words and pictures both :-)

HLiza said...

Never seen fresh sweet pea here..I would have thought they're beans just from the name..Love your seaside pics down below!

christopher said...

You make your countryside sound like a bit of heaven. I know there has to be a down side, there always is a down side but, sweetheart, I love how you share some of this stuff, that your toads are musical and marry the echoes from down the road, that the sweet peas are in bloom, that the ocean is so close by, that the little saints are not so far away, that a while ago you painted a room blue.

Above all that I love that Molly is still upright and willing and that you and Tom are well enough.

Barrett Bonden said...

I can't remember you ever posting about yoga: why you do it, how long? what you perceive as the benefits. God knows, you don't need any suggested subjects but I'm interested in a yoga frame of mind; in particular does it help people become better writers? (That's me, not you.)

Lucy said...

Thanks all.

Hliza, they are the same family as the peas you eat, and have little pods after the flowers, I don't think they're edible though!

Christopher - oh thank you, what a dear commenter you are! I am very lucky and very6 blesses in how and where I live, I have to say. You've encouraged me to post about the blue room.

Lucy said...

Oh BB, forgot about you! I've mentioned yoga before and I'm pretty sure you've remarked on it. I don't do it on any really deep or serious level, but I've done it for a long time. It's mostly for balance and suppleness and also a bit of a social commitment, as I meet a couple of friends to do it, and so it contributes to saving me from my tendency to be a bone idle recluse. It does sometimes help to shut up annoying thoughts, but it's exercise rather than meditation.

Tom chuckled on reading your comment, and said he wondered if yoga would help BB from going out on a limb!

Barrett Bonden said...

Clearly what I should have asked is whether yoga is an aid to memory. No one has put my failings so clearly and so succinctly as Tom and I thank him for that. Alas, the limb is my permanent habitat. I have brought my saw with me, I'm about to start work here, and...

HKatz said...

The lighting and the colors are beautiful, I love it.

Plutarch said...

So glad that you are persisting with flowers. And so well!

Sheila said...

Those sweet peas are achingly beautiful! I've always wanted to grow them. This may be enough to motivate me to get a fence up so we can start a garden area in this new place we're living.

(Word verificaion is holow! Sounds like a friendly one!)

earlybird said...

Magical magical photos - I wish I could smell them too...