Saturday, 28 March 2009

Tiny corners of our home in sunlight after rain

THIS WAY



There are crisscross shadows on the curtains



The kettle is always on



Green light shines through old wine bottles full of olive oil



And the strings of strange instruments shiver



The sun shines and so the oil lamp waits unlit



Paper plants tremble in the window



And pegs hang thinking about holding up washing



The porthole is a moon



There's dust on the dice



And in the oil paint



Once upon a times hide in unexpected places



And small wire horses gallop across window ledges



Two knarled fellows crouch and grimace at one another



The sun paints colours of India here and there



And wooden eggs nest on string



Birdsong hangs silhouetted



And the sun after rain shines on through our windows


53 comments:

erin gergen halls said...

in a time of immense personal pain and struggle,
i am looking for any sign of sun after rain.

that final photo is like ancient balm.

jamjar said...

A lovely set of photos, the porthole moon is magical, and I love those little dusty dice stuck down with blu tack! Happy travelling. Joy

Shelley Noble said...

Stunning. Gorgeous. Both your home and hearts. The photos are spectacular. Must you hoard all the beauty and talent in the world!?

Kitty said...

Beautiful set of photos - love the falls of light on the wood and through the glass. It's another world entirely.

Thank you for dropping by earlier and for your kind comment :)

Carl V. said...

You've shown how the everyday can be the most beautiful thing in the world. Wonderful. Thank you!

Sophia Rose said...
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Sophia Rose said...

My keyboard keys are sticking. I had to delete a comment akin to this one due to all the typos.
This is what it said.
I have to agree ith Shelley Noble..."Must you hoard all the beauty and talent in the world!?" :)
You have the most intriguing blog that I've had the pleasure of reading in a long time!!
Th photos are stunning!!

Laura said...

Oh, Rima,

There's just one word necessary here:

MAGICAL!

A lovely feast for weary eyes.

All my best,

Laura

Pam said...

How beautiful. How wonderful.

Yoli said...

I feel I have stepped back in time, into a lovely fairy tale. You can set the scene like no other. Stunning.

RosesRadishesandRubbish said...

Rima,

These pictures are breathtaking and really heighten "the everyday" of life. You are always an inspiration.:) Thanks for sharing your talents and I always enjoy visiting...I am tempted to pour myself a cup of tea from your kettle and sit a spell.:) hugs, Amy

Max said...

Really beautiful photographs, thank you for sharing!

ArtSnark said...

Brings to mind something Goethe once said:

Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.

Lovely pics - thanks for sharing

Morna said...

Thank you for such a lovely visit.

pRiyA said...

Beautiful!

dowhatyoulove said...

I love this perspective that you shared with us on your world. These photographs are magical, and fun. I really like the light in the second photo. Wow, and those rain drops....

Nabel_Babau said...

Can someone fall in love with the form of life of another person?, of her eyes?, of her photos?...
I believe that yes. I praise blog. I will visit it mas often.

An embrace.

P.D: Excuses for my Englishman... XP

nadia said...

what a lovely place to call home, and the thing that stuck me most with a smile was the dice stuck down with blue tack too! what a lovely house on wheels. i love the moon too portal too! and the raindrops, and, well, pretty much everything. happy journeying

Annie said...

Thanks for posting a wonderful sequence.

solsticedreamer~laoi gaul~williams said...

lovely~perfect for hanging on ones own wall to enjoy!

Emma said...

Simply glorious.

mariel said...

Delightful! Thank you for sharing these simplest of joys.

Rusted Wings said...

lovely little snippets of your cozy wee space...
continued joy in the journey!

pink dogwood said...

Absolutely magical :)

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Thanx for the tour :~)

joan tucker said...

Your gifts seem unlimited; your eye true; how does one ever thank you you for seeing like this.. joan t

Melanie said...

What a beautiful micro-world you've highlighted where the detailing of a tiny horse can make it huge in the imagination.

Maybe the horse travelled and had adventures on it's way to the moon to ask for the sunshine to return? :-)

Thanks for sharing.

amy said...

the window photos are my favorites...

Ciara said...

Oh...

My favourite kind of pictures. Pictures filled with light and shadow.
Thanks for sharing RIma!

linda said...

Love your photos, was lovely to see your blog updates this morning, so how are you going? Is the truck repaired?

Have a great time.
Linda

erin said...

It all sounds so soothing and mellow!

Erin :)

joanasoares said...

Wonderful photos.
They smell like wood, forest, rain, dirt, tea, memories and dreams.

woodturningblog said...

Let me know when you get into East Anglia. Where is the exhibition? It would be great to meet you both, and I may be able to swing a few days for you facing a field with only pet cattle and owls living in it. Ldet me know via email if you can...otherwise good luck and happy trails.

Andy

Mokihana and Pete said...

Thank you Rima. Simple works and such delight! We are a week away from our first night in our wee wheeled home ... then, we shall in great company. Cheers ~ Mokihana

GlassFlowers said...

Your blog is a feast for the senses. I feel the sun on my face as I look at it streaming in at me in your last photo.

Ulla said...

Ahhhh Rima,
You DO live a fairytale...
Kisses
Ulla

love, na said...

i am so happy that i found your enchanting blog. it brings me so much joy to look at your photos and art. love, na

FreeDragon said...

I think true talent is taking ordinary things and making them seem magical. Good luck and bright blessings in your lovely little home.

ruthie said...

beautiful images Rima, i love the way you see the beauty in the small things & quiet places. thank you for this beam of sunshine into our own homes x

Rachel Beyer said...

So beautiful! Your photos look so enchanting. Thanks for sharing!

mama p said...

So happy to enjoy that lovely, rich light :) Thank you for the gift of it.

Turnip head said...

Again I am just in love with photos!!!

Wilkie.

Jessie Lilac said...

Oh Rima, this is so poetic it could be a book! I enjoyed this post very much, seeing your home through your eyes, just wonderful!x

Gwen Buchanan said...

Rima, Beautiful images from a sharing soul..

The raindrops help us treasure the sun and the sunbeams helps us value the rain......
Thank you, gwen

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! I love visiting your wonderful blog - it's like stepping through the wardrobe into another land...
xxx

Mobius Engineer said...

We have been off line moving so it was wonderful to find several lovely entries to catch up on.

Also my in laws bought me one of your prints for my birthday, which now has pride of place in our new home. I was thrilled to bits :0)We're in Central Colchester if you're passing through. Sadly no parking, but our kettle's always on too !

king of arkhesus said...

somehow its a little bit of surreal! I love it and I wish to see some of your latest works. If you know I follow your blog, and I wish to see my blog also if you want to... I am very glad if you hear my request!

king of arkhesus said...

somehow its a little bit of surreal! I love it and I wish to see some of your latest works. If you know I follow your blog, and I wish to see my blog also if you want to... I am very glad if you hear my request!

king of arkhesus said...

by the way this is my blog... kingofarkhesus.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Your images are magical and the whole post is an illustrated poem. You remind us to see the beauty and value in simple things - thankyou.

Sarah said...

It's lovely to see and appreciate the tiny things of life.

Robinn said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful gifts of writing and photography that you shared with us!! I must remember to visit you more often - this is balm-for-the-soul stuff.

I sure hope you get your home's engine fixed soon. How can you be wanderers without being able to wander??!

Sending many good thoughts your way,

Robinn

krisztina maros said...

so beautiful pictures! just love watching them!