Sunday, 23 January 2011

Stepping Out

35 comments:

Jasmine said...

I discovered a new footpath leading from behind my house all of the way up parys Mountain, which I can see from my back door step.


Its a beautiful walk.

I split up with my daughters father in October and the months leading up to the separation were very difficult for me. Its really affected my creativity and find myself coming here less often as i feel I have nothing to share or to show. Its good that the weather is getting much better now. I can get out on walks, hopefully a little fitter and definitely inspired a whole lot by the outstanding beauty on my doorstep. xxJ

Fiona said...

What a beautiful place you live in. And proof that the gorse is indeed in bloom. I miss your posts. I'm sure as the days start drawing out you'll be feeling more like doing things. xx

LauraX said...

Jasmine these are lovely! the first photo really captures my heart!

Valerianna said...

Wishing you healing. I know how creativity can take a back seat.... and you photos are so beautiful! Sometimes I feel walking and shooting photos as another informative, inspiring trajectory for my work, it all feeds my imaginal cauldron!

Jasmine said...

Thank you Fiona. I miss visiting bogs too. Sometimes coming here inspires and othertimes it makes me feel even worse for not being able to create right now. If you know what I mean? x

Thank you Laura :)

Hi Valerianna. Thank you for your healing thoughts. I always feel very peaceful when taking a stroll outside and focusing my lens on some gift of nature. Lots of dye pot and wild food foraging to be domne around here so in many ways I am prompted to get a dye pot on the go while the colours and materials are in season :) x

ArtSparker said...

This landscape is so eerie- I've just been reading Yeats' fairytales, it fits in very well with them.

Sharon said...

Hi Jasmine, It has been awhile and I too wish you healing thoughts. Your photo's are lovely. They almost look like paintings. Truly special. I try to get around to the blogs but DH has been ill and now his father is dying. So Jan. has been a sad time. I am looking forward to better weather and healing times too. Take care. Sharon

Tammie said...

such beautiful and dreamy images, lovely to see ms. Jasmine~

Jasmine said...

Susan - That book is on my wish list. I must get a copy one day.

Sharon - Thank you for your healing thoughts. Past few days have been tough and I think I've been feeling a bit sorry for myself. Must snap out of it. So sorry to hear about DH and your father in law. Wishng you and yours much healing and strngth. May February be kinder xJ

Tammie said...

Jasmine, I just read your comment at the top of the comments. So sorry to hear that you have been going through a hard time. When we have children with someone or marry, my sense is that a part of us flies into the future committing to a life time. When we separate we have to bring that spirit back to the present moment, dream a new dream, find peace and courage to be with what is, to remember to breath at a calm pace and to be gentle with the process as it unfolds. Sending light from my heart to yours.
Tammie

Jasmine said...

Thank you Tammie x x

Janine said...

Jasmine, wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I would LOVE to walk there! It's stunningly beautiful - like something out of a dream. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos, Jasmine! Theresa

Phoenix C. said...

What a beautiful place, Jasmine. I particularly love the first photo.

I'm sorry to hear about your painful time. I think Tammie has put so beautifully into words what I would also say.

Thinking healing thoughts for you.

Poetic Artist said...

Your photos are beautiful..Peaceful to me.
You will be in my thoughts for healing..
Katelen

patricia said...

it´s a wonderful landscape and the photos show it beautifully. hope you´ll be feeling better little by little, each process inside takes its own time. xxoo.

Caio Fern said...

oh my !!! what post is this ?!!!
wonderful .

Jasmine said...

Thank you Janine :)

Theresa, it is a joy to go walking around here. So refreshing...

Phoenix - Thank you. Tammie does have a wonderful way with words doesn't she! x

Katelen - Good to see you here. Thank you for your thoughts x

Thank you Patricia. Sending hugs x

Caio, lovely to see you here again. You would love this little Island x

Hilaire said...

So sorry to hear you're having a difficult time. I agree with Phoenix C, Tammie has said it all beautifully. Be gentle with yourself and don't worry about the lack of creativity at the moment. The creative energy goes inside, into healing at times like these - helping you to grieve the loss and eventually find the courage to dream a new dream. It will re-emerge when the time is right - it is still with you.

Hilaire said...

Just to add:

"I discovered a new footpath leading from behind my house all of the way up parys Mountain..."

Outer and inner :-)

Jules Woolford said...

Really lovely photos Jasmine.

I'm sorry that it has been such a sad time for you. I hope the coming Spring, and your beautiful new home will continue to inspire and heal you.

Many blessings to you. xxx

ruthie said...

Dear Jasmine, these images are breathtakingly beautiful, i hope that soon your heart will begin to heal helped by all that inspiration. Your creativity will come back to you, u just nee time. I found myself in the same place as you when my youngest was small, i lost my creativity & myself, it was a hard place to be, but sitting here at the other side i see it only made me stronger as this will you. Sending blessing winging their way to you. x ruthie x

Jasmine said...

Thank you for your kindness Hilaire, Jules & Ruthie. I will send you private messages in the next day or so. Right now, I'm off to sleep. Take care lovely ladies xxx

tanglefrost said...

Sigh.... yes, immersing ourselves in nature's loveliness is often the very best healer... and these frosty views are certainly breath-taking. How wonderful that it is all so accessible for you now. Maybe you needed to be here, in preparation for all that has happened over the past months... the perfect place for you to be restored again.
huge hugs xxxx

Suzi Smith said...

(((hugs))) gorgeous pics... particularly love the first. And don't forget you don't necessarily have to create "things" or show anything particular. Right now you're creating the space you need to grieve the loss of the future you thought you had & creating the space you need to re-group & grow in. Sending my love xx

Rein said...

Beautiful photos!

BluMoon said...

My goodness the snow left a lot of water behind lol.
Wouldn't the landscape and trees make a beautiful needlefelt picture there is so much inspiration on your doorstep, one day it will all come clear and your muse will awake again, these things can't be rushed.
Jackie

Karin Bartimole said...

I am sorry for the loss you have been going through Jasmine - so much change in such short time with the move and all... your photos are beautiful, and I am glad that you are surrounded by such a healing natural environment. May it comfort and soothe you, and know that you are in my thoughts and being held closely.
love, Karin

Deborah said...

This looks like a really special place. As soon as I started looking at them I could feel myself breathing better. I'm so sorry for your pain and am sending you healing thoughts.

SarahA said...

I always find walking a good way to clear any cobwebs. Restores the Soul.
I am loving your pictures Jasmine and by looking at such, can feel I am there with you.

toemailer said...

Wonderful shots!

Barb Forrister said...

Jasmine, sending you bright light. in hopes that you will feel better soon.

yvette said...

when are you stepping in?

love you

Jasmine said...

Thank you for all of your lovely messages.

Yvette - Love you too xx

DynamiteJ said...

a picture is worth a thousand words, and these one are absolutely good, very peacefull and calm :)