Thursday, 11 February 2010

My Wednesday

Things I Have Seen Today


The sun rising on a frosty field.

Tears running down a small child's face.

A dusting of snow on old slate rooves.

Swirling snowflakes showing the shapes of the wind.

Yellow headlights on a foggy grey road.

Black tarmac turned unexpectedly white.

A distant blue sky and sunlit plains shining beyond the heavy spotted veil of snowflakes which shrouded the misty heights and sheep-clad hills around me.

A sleek silver express train.

Laughing children on a big school bus.

Two white-haired old ladies in a small red car.

Crows circling above the bare black branches of a winter tree etched against the clear sharp blue of an evening sky.

A golden hill and a shadowy valley.

Calm reflections on a glassy reservoir.

Long-horned cattle with shaggy coats and muted hues grazing in the mist.

A pale evening sun polishing the white dusted bluff of Combs Moss in the distance.

A girl on a pony, a man with a dog.

A smile lighting up a small child's face.

The light going down on a still frozen field.


Things I Have Felt Today

A small child's hand in mine.

The strong hug of spindly young arms.

The energy of yoga.

The warmth of friendship.

Good food in my tummy.

The peace of solitude.

A mother's love.

Gratitude.


10th February 2010

9 comments:

Jeff D'Antonio said...

It's the simple things in life that make it all worthwhile.

Thanks for the reminder.

Absolutely Write said...

How lovely that you've had a day of noticing beautiful things that can so easily pass us by.

Catharine Withenay said...

What a beautiful day, and beautifully written. I'll view today in a new and slightly more sparkly light. Thank you.

elizabethm said...

I loved this. I might do it myself if you don't mind my pinching the idea!

Working Mum said...

I never fail to be moved by my daughter's hand in mine. I always relish the feeling because I know that one day it will stop.

Pondside said...

All those are so beautiful. I'm glad you noticed and then passed them on.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

That's wonderful, HOTH! I'm enjoying the simple things in life too. Thank you for your encouraging comments over at mine as well. :)

冷漠 said...

A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody. ....................................................

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