“A Thing of Beauty“ “A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing…..” ~John Keats *Photographs taken in the Cotswolds area of England (2013).
“To know someone here or there with whom you feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts unexpressed—that can make of this earth a garden.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe * These photographs were taken in the Cotswolds area of England.
I think I’ve mentioned that the Cotswolds area of England is one of my favorite places. Last July, my husband and I were on our way back to a cottage we were renting in the village of Bledington. We had just finished dinner at a fantastic restaurant/pub called the Wild Rabbit in Kingham and were driving through the countryside, when […]
In life, we often go through our days interacting with others, but not really connecting. It’s just the way it is. Most days we are busy, stressed, and distracted–replaying yesterday and worrying about tomorrow. It can be difficult to be in the moment, to observe and listen, to be present–to look and actually see. Not that we mean to or want to, but sometimes we operate on a superficial level. This is partly because we are so engaged in our own worlds, disconnected and unable to relate to something outside of ourselves. I’m reminded of an experience I had this summer while visiting my most favorite place–England. My husband and I were spending the day in a Cotswolds market town in Gloucestershire, a charming place with honey-colored, stone architecture and baskets full of colorful, cascading flowers adorning the front of every other building. As we made our way along the busy street, a courtyard with shops and galleries caught our attention. We walked into the brightly lit space, sunlight streaming down from the skylights above, illuminating the shops before us. I immediately noticed the simple but stunning jewelry in one of the galleries. I walked in and began to browse. My gaze landed on an understated, wide, silver band with an anticlastic shape. It was lovely. I wanted to try it on, but I didn’t see anyone. I looked across the hallway, and sitting opposite the gallery, in a studio, […]
This is one of my favorite vegetarian meals. I first enjoyed it a number of years ago while spending time in Kent, England. Farmguy and I were in the area to visit Hever Castle and Chartwell. For those who may not be familiar with these historic places, Hever Castle was the family home of Anne Boleyn (second wife of Henry […]
In life, we often go through our days interacting with others, but not really connecting. It’s just the way it is. Most days we are busy, stressed, and distracted–replaying yesterday and worrying about tomorrow. It can be difficult to be in the moment, to observe and listen, to be present–to look and actually see. Not that we mean to or […]