15.1.14

Round the corner


 

 

  

 

I don't seem to get out much, but I am looking forward to spring and exploring a little more. Walking is hard, as that is when I feel Andy's absence most. He could be just out of sight, waiting for me around a corner, as he so often did. I walk around the corner and and he is not there. But I still have my camera to keep me company and bear witness. And I still have my life long love of landscape and nature.

19 comments:

Annie said...

Your photos are beautiful. Really hoping your love for getting out there helps to take away at least some of the pain you will be feeling.
Hugs,
Annie x

Greenorchid said...

So glad you have a love of nature and the countryside around you.. my deep connection to nature is what has kept me sane through out my life challenges of the past 10 years.. Lovely to see such huge horizons!
Hugs Cx

Jacqui Dodds said...

I love seeing these views of the Wrekin as I often see it from all different angles the Shropshire countryside is beautiful.
Thinking about you.
Jacqui

Claire said...

Stunning photos Gretel, love them, particularly the first one.
So good to get out there and be part of it, rather than view it through a screen or window......


Claire Xx

Jackie said...

I wish I could say something to make you feel better . But for now I'll just say how much I love your wide sky photographs.x

Mrs C said...

I think there is something very loving and soothing about feeling that way, about how you always feel him while outdoors and I hope that that can bring you some comfort that you can still feel such a strong connection to him when exploring and taking such beautiful pictures.

shoune said...

de l'Abitibi, Québec,
vos paysages sont magnifiques, ici l'hiver à -20C encore.
Très hâte au printemps!
Vos photos et votre travail m'envoient la chaleur qui me manque! vous êtes une artiste qui m'inspire beaucoup!
D'un petit bâteau à un autre!
Denise B.

Frances said...

Gretel you've got lovely places around you! These wide open vistas are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing these views with us.

I am also looking forward to spring. Our winter is a roller coaster ride of warmth and piercing chill. It's warm today, so perhaps I will take my first 2014 walk in Central Park.

You've encouraged me to get outdoors...for a walk, not just a ride underground on the grubby subway!

xo

Nancy said...

I find comfort in being outside. Since I've been so sick I find sitting in sunlight just wonderfully comforting. I'm glad you are stretching your legs and finding comfort in nature.

rossichka said...

Dear Gretel,
You did well to go outside, athough it was hard for you. Your everlasting love for nature keeps you thursty for its beauties, sounds and scents and Shropshire seems to be full of them!:)
I think that Andy's painful absence is a new way of his presence in your life...
You are often in my thoughts. Hugs!!

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

Focus on a blue sky life ahead Gretel.

Love
Jean xx

Twiglet said...

Lovely photos Gretel - we live in a beautiful part of the country don't we. Hope we have some bright Spring days - it must just be round the corner - I saw some snowdrops in the hedgerow last Sunday!! x Jo

Vintage Jane said...

Love your photos. Big Hug. M x

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

And peace, and peace....it waits out there too.
Kari

the woolly dog said...

Dear Gretel, it may not be possible for you, but perhaps you could think about a dog, there's nothing like the welcome they give you when you come home, and they would live to go rambling with you.xx

janet said...

And those things you will always have....along with your memories of your beloved time with Andy.

Thinking of you often...Janet xox

Frances said...

I wanted to wish you the best. I'm so sorry, and hope you are doing as well as possible.

Val said...

I'm so sorry. The absence that's a presence, yes. Love and best wishes to you.

Jemjoop said...

Thinking of you xx