Friday, 13 August 2010

Sharing Treasure



I've not had much time for blogging lately. We have moved to a magical little Island, steeped in history and folklore. The sun - shining, the shores - beckoning, wildlife - enchanting and loved ones - visiting. I have been blessed with all the ingredients of a wonderful summer.

I've not had much time for art and crafts. Often, I'm in a spin, with barely a moment to catch up with myself. Life is good.

I've been exploring the treasures of this wonderful Island, my new home, and while I've been doing this I have often thought about sharing them with you.

Right now, I am putting together a post about Llanbadrig Church, the oldest church in Wales, which has a fascinating history.

I'd like to make a regular feature of sharing the wonders of this magical Island: the history, mythology, ancestry, spirituality, nature and customs.

I'd also like to hear more about the magic of your own locale. I've been toying with the idea of holding a monthly posting using Mr Linky. I would write about the treasures of Anglesey and would invite you to share your local treasures with me and the other participants. There would be no obligation to contribute each month. The posts can be as short or long as you like and can be expressed in writing, art, poetry, literature, photography or any other format that feels comfortable to you.

Who's in?

Edit - For those of you that are interested I will post Mr Linky on Monday 23rd August. All contributors can enter the link for their post then. I have chosen this week so that we don't clash with the deadline for The Festival of the Trees.

Thank you to Elizabeth and Cheryl for joining in :)

28 comments:

Elizabeth Rimmer said...

Sounds like a good idea - I'll be in it!
So glad the new house is delivering a good life, Jasmine.

Jasmine said...

Thank you Elizabeth :)

Healing Woman said...

I will love reading about Wales. Having just been to your beautiful country I want to see much more.

I'll try to participate on a monthly basis and show all the beauty our Blue Ridge Parkway in Roanoke, Virginia has to offer.

Jasmine said...

Wonderful Cheryl. Good to have you on board.

Gwen Buchanan said...

I am looking forward to learning more about your new Island home..... Beautiful photograph...

Jasmine said...

Thank you Gwen :)

Delphyne said...

I'll try once a month to find some magic here in NJ - and then, wherever my next landing site is! xoxo

ArtSparker said...

Sounds like a really nice idea. I'll see if something around here seems good to share. Will also post on my blog about this.

Jasmine said...

Delphyne, thank you. I'm sure you will uncover lots of wonderful treasure. I'm looking forward to it x

Thank you Susan. I will look forward to finding out more about Oakland and San Francisco. :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

I may well be interested in joining in! I love Angelsey, I had a lot of childhood holidays there.

ger said...

Well, living in crowded, tourist-flooded, bad-aired, often rough-mannered Berlin, I envy you your new home... - but perhaps your Mr Linky might prompt me to try for a reconcilation with old B. - I´ve managed a temporary truce more than once already in the past by writing about it + taking photos, looking close... - so, I´m in...

Jasmine said...

Juliet - Anglesey is lovely. Looking forward to seeing your tales of Edinburgh. I used to live there 10 years ago :)

Ger - Thank you for joining in. I have never been to Berlin but have always wanted to. It looks so interesting. I will look forward to your post.

T said...

hi jasmine, I have not been on the computer much lately either. sorry i missed your shooting star gathering but its too cold and cloudy here to sit out at midnight, and with the time difference I am not sure it would work.

Glad to see you are enjoying your new environment. This is wonderful.

xt

Faerie Moon Creations said...

That sounds like a fabulous idea! I'd love to learn more about those lands - and also see more photos, too. Glad to hear from you - I'm happy to hear you've been enjoying your time in such an enchanted place. Theresa

Poetic Artist said...

I have never been to Wales. Look forward to your posts. Wonderful picture.
Katelen

Jasmine said...

Hi T - Good to see you again. I've been watching your work on Flkr and admiring it. The shooting stars night was a global event to watch the meteor showers. We had a lot of clouds so I ddid not see much, I will see if there is anything to be seen tonight. xxJ

Hi Theresa - I'm glad you like the idea. Its also a little prompt for me to not take it all for granted and to make time to get to know the history of the Island and not just the beaches :) Will you be joining in? xJ

Hi Katelen - Lovely to see yyou again. Anglesey is a small island off the coast of North Wales. It lies inbetween the mainland, Ireland and The Isle of Mann, and on the other side of Thhe Isle of Mann, lies Scotland. We are so used to travelling by air or road in this day and age that we forget that people used to travel by sea. The Celtic lands are so close if reached by boat.

orchidlover said...

Great idea. I'll see what I can dig up on South Wales for you.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Jasmine said...

Thank you Gina. I love South Wales. We have relatives in the Gower Coast. So beautiful xx

joanne May said...

I would also love to read about the magic of Wales and it's fairy folklore! ;-)
It's really good to hear you are settling in your new surroundings well. The art courses sound very inspiring.
Have a lovely weekend, dear friend. xx

Jules said...

I'm in Jasmine! It's a great idea.It will be a challenge as I'm not in seemingly a very magical place, but I know there are some wonderful sites in and around Bristol, and it will be a chance for me to learn more too. Looking forward to seeing more of Anglesea
(it makes me want to be on holiday!)x

GreenWhisper said...

Ooow you've changed your blog design..tis beautiful.. i like it alot :)

hello lovely thanks for your sweet words the other day. glad to hear you are enjoying your new homeland so much.. i love Anglesey it is one of my most favourite places on our beautiful planet :) we had many wonderful weekends camping over there last summer..missing it this year as other stuff has taken priority. we were there briefly last weekend.. a day out while my wee sis was here visiting, we returned to pila palas to spend some time with the butterflies and then round the coast to Beaumaris, Penmon Head coastline.. that land most definately has a refreshing affect on the spirits.. you lucky girl to be living there:)

great idea too.. i will try to join, even infrequently.. as time allows for now.

Much love to you.. and looking forward to seeing your posts about that magical little land
((hugs)) sue xx

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I'll be in! Good idea to get me motivated with my photography again. Will you post a reminder?
Your island sounds like a dreamland!

Fiona said...

Hi Jasmine. I'll try to do a post about my little corner of Norfolk.

Martine said...

this is such a great idea Jasmine.......... i'm looking forward to reading all the stories and see the beautiful places.
I'm not in on regular base but maybe once, because here's a place so beautiful that i would like to share with the world.
XXXm

Son of Incogneato said...

Came here though an ArtSparker link - I'd love to post some treasures. I live in Norway, among Huldre and Troll, so I have many magical places to present.

Jasmine said...

Thank you all for your comments. Good to have you on board. I'm looking forward to knowing the world a little better through your eyes xx

Carol Anne Strange said...

Hello, Jasmine. I'm just catching up on your blog. What a busy summer you're having! So good to find you're settling in and exploring the island's treasures. Such magic there! I'll look forward to hearing about your discoveries. Love & bright wishes, dear one. xx

Gypsea Tree said...

I just discovered your blog and can tell I will love visiting here. As a lover of far-away places I have been trying to focus more on the beauty and magic of my current home. There is allot out there and I love your idea of celebrating our current surroundings.