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September
 
Cobwebs embrace the sun and

Early morning dew

In peaceful precious moments,

As a scattering of optimism 

Flowers in pockets of sunlight.

Birds gather on chimneys     

And rooftops

At dusk and dawn. 

Scattered energies are pulled

This way and that by the

Harvest moon, and the

Autumn Equinox is just a whisper away.

Cosy hearth-side nights beckon

With dancing flames. 

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Wild garlic scented air drifted by the river where angelic pure white wood anemones carpeted the woodland floor, and birdsong serenaded anyone who had ears. A robin fed its chick, perched precariously on the barbed wire fence, before the sky darkened and unseasonal snow burst from the steely sky, almost as surprised as we were. Despite the wintery weather, a cheery blackbird steadfastly refused to stop singing, until day became night…

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Well, this has been an incredibly challenging Christmas and I have to say, I’m looking forward to the start of a new year. Normally there is always something to be grateful for, and self care really helps to ease any challenges, but I have to say, I have really struggled. However, there is always light to be found in darkness, and even something as simple as lighting a few candles has been a big comfort, and a reminder that there will be lighter times ahead. Candles and my cat – whose unconditional love is a constant reminder that I am loveable, even on those, thankfully extremely rare, days when darkness engulfs me.  With gratitude ❤     >^..^<

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Although this time of year is lovely, a time for counting blessings, gathering together, spending time with loved ones, having good food, having happy, sparkly times, it can also be bittersweet and incredibly hard at times too. The pain of loss, poverty, family problems, loneliness, etc, can be much more intense at this time of year… Sending lots of love to those who need it over the festive times, and thinking of all those I’ve loved and lost, and whose spirits live on… ♡❆♥︎

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imageLate afternoon sunshine in December…

Soon it will be the solstice and the days will start to lengthen… It almost feels like spring already… It was 16 degrees today and the birds have started to sing the dawn chorus… Strange times… I long to hibernate but at the same time I feel drawn to emerge… Apparently daffodils are flowering in some parts of the country… I still hope for snow… Maybe winter is yet to come… What will be, will be… I wait with patience… ❤

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