Magical Moss Valley

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“I want to be magic.

I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile.

I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree.  Or under a hill.

I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing.

I don’t want to pretend at magic anymore.

I want to be magic.”

Charles de Lint

Images:  Moss Valley, Wrexham, North Wales  November 2016

Memories of Autumn 2012

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2012 is the year I began my photographic journey, studying a short course in Digital Photography with Open University, which proved to be the perfect foundation for me.

The Autumn colours were superb that year and gave me plenty of scope for my portfolio.  The above images were some of my entries for Open Studio.  I hope you like them.

Reflections of My Life

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Yesterday was a good day. It seemed different somehow, one of those days when everything goes right. The traffic lights were all on green, other drivers gave way to me, and people in general were helpful and friendly. One particular moment stands out in my memory: as I came out of a shop in the precinct, a kind man in workman’s clothes held the door open for me. He smiled the most beautiful smile, so warm, and his eyes spoke volumes. I smiled back as I thanked him. “My pleasure” he replied. In that moment I felt touched by the Divine, as if it was God smiling at me.  I felt as though I was walking on air for the rest of the day.

This morning it struck me anew that changing the world begins on a personal level, with us as individuals.  All creation exists within the Web of Life. Each single thread of this web has an interconnectedness, within which we are all bound to each other. Everything that we do on a personal level affects others within this Living Web. It can be compared to the ‘ripple effect’, where one small pebble produces many ripples.  

We must all play our parts in changing the destiny of our world. It will not happen without us.  

“The life I touch…will touch another life, and that in turn another,

until who knows…in what far place my touch will be felt.”

Frederick Buechner