Tuesday, 19 September 2006

dawn -
a garden slug
in his new school shoes

Thursday, 27 July 2006

Hello friends, thank you for all your kind comments. Work and life have been so hectic this last month and a half that I haven't been able to update this or any of my other blogs... The situation will change soon, and I look forward to being back!....


Friday, 23 June 2006

after the upset
the 10 year old asks
for his favourite dessert
long after the storm the shape of its fury in the trees
old and withered my basil still flowers


Thursday, 25 May 2006

summer evening -
wrapped around the old trellis
clemetis vine


Wednesday, 24 May 2006

spring rain-
the traveller photographs
the marked sheep


ps I accidentally deleted the original Haiku which had some comments. Hope I've remembered it correctly!
wet woods -
all the branches that could have fallen -


Saturday, 20 May 2006

Just playing with the different scenes that come to my mind with this photograph..

late evening -
in the sky, plane trails
meet and fade..

in the sky -
the temporary patterns
of shared journeys

for a short while
the trails left by the airplanes

in the summer breeze
airplane stories


Friday, 19 May 2006

before the fields of gold-
the outstretched branches
of the old tree

Wednesday, 17 May 2006

birthday morning-
the children awake

the youngest's gift:
he planted himself

the eldest's gift:
beautiful running tights
like hers..

the middle child's gift:
a book on enlightenment
bought with car wash money

birthday tradition-
a packet of fudge
shared eagerly

husband's gift:
a beautiful hammock
for two..

hidden outside-
a gift of flowers
the colours of summer

birthday morning errands-
passing a funeral car
and a learner driver

the rain in the next town
hasn't reached my home

birthday walk-
dazzling bluebells

birthday cake -
the eldest child bakes
with special ingredients..

Tuesday, 16 May 2006

day before my birthday -
clearing accounts

birthday in another country -
my mother..
remembers earlier

birthday eve-
I finger all the envelopes
from afar..

birthday eve -
the many sounds
from the children's bedrooms..

birthday eve -
setting the alarm
extra early


Monday, 15 May 2006

his fingers scatter
the blossoms


the last rays of sun

summer rain -
a Land Rover driver on his mobile
in the fast lane


Sunday, 14 May 2006

summer -
my basil's first flowers..


Tuesday, 2 May 2006

clouds chasing the fleeting blue skies

almost summer -
I empty his half-finished
cup of coffee..

Sangeet :)

Friday, 28 April 2006

fields of gold -
the traveler pauses
to take a photgraph

streets of Stockholm -
walking with friends
and strangers..

Tuesday, 25 April 2006

spring -
our children rush
to explore the woods
crossing the long bridge
our conversation
silent for a while


first pet -
she and the guinea pig

Monday, 24 April 2006

all the things
I couldn't say to her face
I said in a dream..


Saturday, 15 April 2006

catching the last rays of sun -
meditation bench..
old and knarled
the tree in my garden -
covered in spring buds..

April winds -
behind the chasing clouds
glimpses of blue sky


Sunday, 9 April 2006

a spate of spam -
all entitled
"good info"

Sangeet :)
pausing to touch
the mould on the lemon -


Sunday, 2 April 2006

the two year old
asks the twelve year old
for baubles in her hair..

carelessly discarded ice cream sticks...spring

spring rain -
discussing our blocked sewage drain
my neigbour and I, polite....

Sangeet :)

Saturday, 1 April 2006

animal farm-
the young ones wonder
which animal to feed first

almost two -
she chooses to feed..
the lambs

broken-down tractor
they pause for a moment
to stare...

Easter competition -
they decorate carefully
with chicks...straw and chocolate eggs


Sunday, 26 March 2006

I am truly blessed to have three beautiful children...12, 10 and 8. This is a series from today - Mother's day in the UK.

mother's day -
my 10 year old comes to the bedroom
at 6.50am...

my excitement
and theirs..

scented soap, writing paper, bracelet
the look on his face
as I unwrap each gift

in her hand made card
all the colours of the rainbow
and more...

my 8 year old
has wrapped his own presents:
a peace lily candle ...and handkerchiefs

three children -
discussing the merits
of each others gifts

hugging each child


Friday, 24 March 2006

spring rain -
after warning him off the cookies
I eat them

Sangeet :)
my reflection

similar to one an older one of mine from years ago (below):

blurring my reflection
two warm palms
covered in chocolate

school disco..
my children do not notice
the rain


Sunday, 19 March 2006

spring ..
my 8 year old
offers me a cup of tea

Saturday, 18 March 2006

deep in thought
my eyes suddenly notice
the Buddha's smile ... on the statue

(hmmm, still working on this)
spring rain
my son and I watch
a starling gathering twigs


Tuesday, 14 March 2006

snow again
the shrunken skin
of the forgotten aubergine

Sunday, 12 March 2006

juggling with knives
he smiles
at me
(Cardiff, Dec 2005)

wilting tulips
before I discard them
I admire them again

Sunday, 5 March 2006

all the fancy salons
he chooses
the backstreet barber

(Singapore 2005)

high on the ferris wheel
my camera captures
a moment of life

Saturday, 4 March 2006

first day at work
not wanting to step on
the pristine snow


Thursday, 2 March 2006

some snow
resting a while
on my worn wooden chimes

Tuesday, 28 February 2006

sun, hailstones, snow, sun
his face
peering through the window


Monday, 27 February 2006

spring sunshine
plums on my window sill
a deeper red