Happy 18th Birthday

In 1998 I had my best Christmas present ever, my son. And then as I turned 29, I had my best Birthday present ever, and that was you, my beautiful daughter. I remember worrying about having enough love for the both of you, but when you were born, of course, all those worries evaporated. Love…… Continue reading Happy 18th Birthday

Treasure Hunt

This week’s Lens-Artists Challenge is a treasure hunt. I’ve been enjoying a dig through my archives to try and find shots for all the items, some more recent than others. Sunrise or sunset This photo was taken one morning a couple of weeks back, on my phone, while preparing lunches in the kitchen. The sky…… Continue reading Treasure Hunt

Togetherness

It is Valentine’s Day, but rather than thinking about traditional romance, I’m thinking of something a bit more solid and profound. We can get caught up in the thrill of romance … hearts, flowers, chocolates, verses in cards. They’re lovely, but what’s more important (in my opinion) is that deep, unspoken togetherness. That trust and…… Continue reading Togetherness

Goodbye Little Archie

I am so sad to hear today that little Archie (Dyfed Liberation) died last night. He was such a sweet little foal who we’ve visited regularly since he was born in June. https://www.facebook.com/DyfedShires/posts/3500368236655132 Here are some of my favourite photos of him taken through his short life. If you’d like to see more, please check…… Continue reading Goodbye Little Archie

Compassion

I was fortunate to be born with a gender I feel comfortable with. I was born female, and I am comfortable with being female. I don’t love everything about my gender (periods!!) but I am generally comfortable with my gender. So I can’t fully understand what it feels like to look at my body and…… Continue reading Compassion

Blue Circles Cardi

I started another cardi today! I know, I really should finish several other projects, but this pattern is so pretty. I saw it on instagram and fell in love. It’s called the ‘Golden Circles Cardigan’ by Juliette Bezold and it’s available from Annie’s Craft Store Website So far I’m enjoying it a lot – I…… Continue reading Blue Circles Cardi

Twenty

for twenty years (and nine months) I have loved youfor twenty years (and nine months) I have held you close to my heartour love is now measured in decades!decades of laughter, worry, joy, fear, LOVEand though you are a man nowyou are always my baby boya six foot baby boy with a beard,but still my…… Continue reading Twenty

Hermit

I am a hermit, curled tight in my shell. Face pressed into the warmth of my creativity. I cannot rise above perpetual pain to be your beacon in the night. The world is larger than my mind can stretch. You will move beyond to the stars.

Sending love on Mother’s Day …

to you who carried your child spilled blood, sweat and tears to bring them into the world to you who’s chosen your child and gathered them in to become your family to you who yearned and longed for a child of your own feeling incomplete without to you who knows what it is to carry…… Continue reading Sending love on Mother’s Day …