October 5th, 2009
|01:15 pm - Brambles and Pearls|
Ten-minute break, so...
A fraught weekend (made more so by my own jitters about Things I Cannot Change), but it is Monday, and we forge ahead.
1) Instead of draping myself in sackcloth and/or ashes -- not that I would have enough ashes to hand, actually -- I am wearing costume pearls, one double-strand, one long single-swing. The gleam of them cheers me. I can imagine myself elsewhere, far far away.
2) Mark Cocker, an English nature writer, writes today's Guardian Country Diary about blackberries and brambles. Sample quote: Really well-established mounds are in effect miniature patches of wilderness. No human eye, let alone human hand, has penetrated those walls of spine-ribbed leaf. Their dark secrets fill me with a rich sense of mystery.
3) I am now not only inspired to keep the wilderness in my backyard, but also to consider the intertwining of Pearls and Brambles, Brambles and Pearls. I'm already telling myself a story about the gleam amidst the tangle...
May you find wonderful things to entwine today!
|Date:||October 5th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)|| |
Pearls are most definitely better than brambles. Hugs!
Pearls are certainly more comfortable to wear! :-)
Hugs and good thoughts, A.
Sorry about the fraughtness! But the pearls sound lovely.
The pearls are most swingy. :-)
Thanks and hugs, Gwynne!
Did you know that the giant squid can reach 43 ft in length, and weigh over 600lbs? Freaky! I am enjoying Jim Lynch's The Highest Tide, in which a giant squid features prominently. Well, you were talking about wilderness, so it kind of ties in. :-)
May you and the Small Blonde Dog only encounter nice things in nature today!
That's one big squid.
Hugs, A, and thanks for cool facts and kind thoughts! I send good thoughts back your way, too.
|Date:||October 5th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)|| |
Wishes you many pearls.
Thanks, L! Pearls and sunshine wished for you! :-)
|Date:||October 5th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)|| |
Our garden is full of very bountiful brambles. The blackberries are delicious but, sadly, I have as yet found no pearls intertwining with them. I hope you do :)
I've only found fictional pearls within the brambles! ;-)
Blackberries and cake and many good thoughts for your week, K!
Pearls should definitely make Mondays less Mondayish.
The pearls had a nice swing to them. :-)
Happy almost-Tuesday to you, with gleam and goodness!
Hugs and joy to you this week, too! [hugs]
Mmm...pearls and brambles are almost a ficlet right there....
[waves grandly] It writes itself! :-)
[hugs and good thoughts]
Adornment is sometimes the most effective therapy.
My brambles are where the quail live; I'd like a better balance between brambles and actual shrubbery, but lately that requires cooperation from the uncooperative.
Julia, and brambleberries make the best jelly.
Mark Cocker agrees with you about the brambleberries! :-)
(He's also written a lovely book about corvids, called Crow Country, from which I learned a lot.)
Hugs and a happy day, Julia!