The Weeping Window of Poppies

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Poppies: Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from the ramparts  to the ground below, originally part of the display at the Tower of London in 2014.

It can be viewed at Caernarfon castle in North Wales until 20th November 2016 – the first venue in Wales to host the sculpture, to mark the centenary of the First World War.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986, Caernarfon Castle, built by Edward I in 1283, is under the guardianship of Cadw, the historic environment service of the Welsh government. [Cadw is the Welsh verb ‘to protect’]

The Wales for Peace Project explores the question: “In the hundred years since WW1, how has Wales contributed in the search for Peace?”

The Enchanted Woods

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Walking in nature brings me into the present moment. I have no thoughts of past or future, no worries or anxieties. I slip into a state of mindfulness, fully present in the moment. I become aware of my surroundings. Everything seems bright and beautiful and so alive.  I sit on a bench and immerse myself in this awesome place.

I feel the earth beneath my feet and I kneel to observe more closely the profusion of wild flowers growing in the woods. I watch as they lift up their pretty heads to the sun, sighing in sweet ecstasy.  I sigh too.  Their simple pleasure is contagious.

I have come to love this solitude and communion with nature. My heart sings and my spirit dances with delight. I am a little child again.

“Keep close to Nature’s heart…

and break clear away, once in a while,

and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.

Wash your spirit clean.”

John Muir

Photos:  The Bluebell Woods at Moss Valley, North Wales.

An Oasis of Tranquillity in Moss Valley

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“Let the beauty we love be what we do.

There are hundreds of ways to kneel & kiss the ground.”

Rumi

Images:  Moss Valley, Wrexham © Isabella Rose Photography

I AM Upholding You

 

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A Message to my Heart:

“Attune yourself to the Beauty and Peace which are present in Nature.

Life already flows in Perfection. Allow yourself to be embraced within Her arms.

Ask and you shall receive.  Knock and it shall be opened unto you.

You are essence of Spirit, and as such are bound to Me for all Eternity.

I will nurture you.  I will cherish you.

Balance and Harmony are intrinsic within My Creation.

Fall naturally into that Flow of Goodness.

Allow yourself to be upheld, for –

I AM upholding you.”

Images: Last vestiges of Autumn at Moss Valley, North Wales,  November 2013