Hanuman Trio

Zoomorphic,one of Paula’s five words for Thursday’s challenge

having the form of an animal

of, relating to, or being a deity conceived of in animal form or with animal attributes

Hanuman, the Hindu monkey god, is one of the most revered figures in the religion. Here are three that I found in northern India.

I love Paula’s magical propagating tree. Welcome back Paula.

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Three Day Quote Challenge Day 3

Well three days have passed very quickly, how is it that weekends rush by and work days drag?

Clarissa Pinkola Estes is a Jungian psychoanalyst, cantadora and one of my all time favourite writers, and at times the sky and sea make me feel like I’m going to burst.

The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.

The rules of the challenge are simple,
Thank the person who chose you, cheers Jo 🙂
Post a quote for three consecutive days
Say why you like your quotes
Invite three blogging friends to join in.

I’ll break the last rule today and leave an open invitation for nay of my friends to join in if you want to.

Three Day Quote Challenge, day 2

Today is day 2 for my 3 day quote challenge, and this on is from a very inspiring writer, Ben Okri.

His words are full of wisdom, but this quote helps me to feel ok about my many unfinished writings.

If you are working in an office, where do you find the time to write a novel? But you can finish a short story in five pages. Furthermore, a short story is a perfect place to learn the craft.

The rules for the challenge are,

The rules of the challenge are simple,
Thank the person who chose you, thanks to the queen of walks
Post a quote for three consecutive days
Say why you like your quotes
Invite three blogging friends to join in.

Today I’m inviting Jacqueline another creative lady who lives on the Isle of Wight

Julie of Frog Pond Farm who has an idyllic life style in New Zealand

and Ruth, who’s introduced me to an area of the US I knew nothing about.

No worries girls if you don’t have the time or inclination 🙂

 

 

The 3 Day Quote Challenge

Jo’s 3 day quote challenge was the first I came across and I thought oooh I want to do that one. So I begged her to pick me (in fact my bottom lip was out because she didn’t pick me first 🙂

Now I wouldn’t mind some help getting rid of these today,

but, the chances of that are zilch, so Instead I’ll remember the great Audrey Hepburn’s words.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others

What do I like about these words? Well it’s a reminder that I’m pretty resilient, and to be kind to those who are less so.

The rules of the challenge are simple,

Thank the person who chose you, cheers darling

Post a quote for three consecutive days

Say why you like your quotes

Invite three blogging friends to join in

I’m inviting Issy who’s full of wisdom and creativity herself

Amy whose photography talent I admire

and Margi an infrequent blogger, who I’d really like to see blog more often and a friend of nearly ten years

Join in if you have time and inclination 🙂 Margi don’t panic it isn’t a photo challenge!

Pups and poems

I seem to be having a bit of a blogging slow down at present. It’s been a busy few weeks, with a christening, quite a few hours of Saturdays spent driving and a failed sandal and summer clothes shopping trip. Two of my friends have been struggling with health problems and of course there’s work . . .

Add to that an eleven month puppy boy, who needed to become  bit less boy!

George has been house bound for a week, with a plastic collar to stop him licking his wound, and almost constant surveillance to stop him jumping around like the crazy adolescent he is. The problem  is that Flora is very keen to help lick him better, so sometimes she’s been wearing a collar too.

He’s allowed a 5 minute walk a day now. He doesn’t reckon much to walks, he likes a drive to the river or valley park, around 10 miles running to my 3 mile walk and when he’s a little tired he’ll walk back to the car. Flora is more than happy to walk on her own and behaves beautifully while he mopes and howls at home. One more week and he should be back to normal.

I’m sorry if I haven’t visited you for a few days. When I have opened my reader, all I’ve seen is the six most recent posts and a white question mark in a blue circle, has anyone else had that problem?

I’ve just remembered i should be asking Meg’s permission to use her photo. Meg can I print your photo to A4 size please nicely? I’ll credit you of course. I’m reading two poems at this thing on Saturday evening, or more likely, I’ll persuade my friend to read them because I’m shy.  Both poems were inspired by a photo, one Meg’s and one mine, so I’d like to be able show them. Before you ask, the poems are already on this site somewhere, before the most recent edits!

I’m hoping for a peaceful weekend, a three day one as well because Monday is Mayday bank holiday, hooray. We may even get a little hint of summer, so I’d better try again with the sandals, oh the troubles big feet bring.

Have fun my lovelies.