Here we are in the dark half of the year and the days are getting shorter and shorter; a time to go within and be less outwardly active. This has been rather enforced in our house and felt quiet challenging especially with cough and colds stopping us getting out and about!
We did get out in between the colds and went on a fungi walk around Cockington with our local home education group and lovely friends.
And I fitted in a little photography ~
fungi are so beautiful.
I really will have to improve my fungi identification skills!
I think the first one is a type of wax cap and I know the ones above are King Alfred’s Cakes.
I have no idea what the ones above are though.
I know these last three are some kind of bracket fungus…
And I think the last one maybe Chicken of the Woods.
I got to have a lovely crafty chatty get together with a very talented friend too – I will have to make more time to do this!
I’ve also used the time to do the Willowing “Whimsical Workspace” online self study workshop – I’m only just getting to the end of week one of four (which has been challenging at times!) but I know the worst is over and it will mean I’ll be able to find what I need easily, so have more time to craft and create
Otherwise I’ve had little time to crafting, maybe I’ve not been in the right space energetically too but I continue to love my fused glass course and here’s what I did last week: -
And yesterday Paul, A and I we went off to Castle Cary for the Somerset Self Build and Renovation Show.
Castle Cary is a beautiful place, full of wonderful trees, history, lovely old buildings, friendly people and individual shops ~ I bought some wonderful traditional festive decorations .
Here’s a very very old Yew tree, we found in a church yard (as you usually do), the bark was beautiful.
I love this weather vane on Castle Carys’ Market House; we definitely want a weather vane on our eco house
We walked up hill out of the town to see the remaining earth works of the castle.
It was rather misty so we could only just see Glastonbury Tor but there were more beautiful trees like this Oak.
The self build show was small but we got lots more information we need and I discovered Lisa Villarospo of The House Of Ugly Fish and her wonderful, amazing, brilliant fused glass!
Her lovely husband even let me take a small picture of one of her wonderful fused glass creations as inspiration for my next piece of work on my fused glass course
And today I’m in a rather reflective mood, as yesterday I discovered Gill Edwards has died. I have done many workshops with her over the last ten or more years and her Living Magically work had supported me in dealing with some very challenging stuff and in make some amazing joyful changes in my life. She was and is an amazing soul, her work was and always will be an amazing gift to everyone, as is Gill’s farewell message
My love goes out to her family and friends and all those touched by her and her work x
Life goes on always; we experience, we learn, we grow and we can choose to be loving and joyful…