Friday, 2 April 2010

A spring walk one sunny evening by the river




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62 comments:

Priya said...

Sitting here in my house in the city all I can think of when I look through this post is: Can all this possibly be real?

But it is!
And thank you for sharing such beauty with a city dweller way across in another world.

nikiah said...

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I absolutely love your Blog~
Nikiah

Melanie said...

Isn't Spring in the countryside so beautiful. Each new flower changes the season just slightly. There are some really old hedgerows about- the more diverse the plants the older the hedgerow is.

Beautiful long awaited Spring.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Gorgeous!!! So glad your spring arrived!

Graceful Moments said...

Sweet spring lambs, birdsong, rushing water, lovely blossoms spring out everywhere. How I love spring. Thank you for sharing a bit of yours with us.

Karen said...

There is nothing quite like our native spring.
I was awoken at 5.15 am the other morning to the dawn chorus. Amazing! I filmed it to get the sound but as it's darkat that time,there is nothing to see.
Thanks for sharing your Spring in Devon :) x

Willy said...

What a peaceful, magical place you've shared.

Allegra Smith said...

Did you notice the faes' footprints on the moss? Still winter here, and the few things that are blooming are drowning in the rain. Your walk gave me hope of things to come. Be well, dear Rima, take care of yourself.

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

my favourite place to be too, the woods... yours is lovely, peaceful, calm and renewing.

farmlady said...

Not only the sights.., but sounds as well. Thank you. Happy Spring to you.

Mollamari said...

Oh I so long for the spring, here it is still a long way to go for that kind of lovelyness you have there! You live in such a beautiful surroundings! Thank you for the little trip to your springtime.

EB said...

Exceptionally nice pictures :) I haven't seen much sunshine lately, so you must have done well to find some for these. Very encouraging!

Tonia said...

You live in a wonderful place: thank you for reminding me that spring in the country is about more than mud!

Swan Artworks said...

Hello Rima,
I was also out in the spring sun and showers today - lovely to see where you walk, and hear too!
I love the Moss Daughter poem...
I've found your blog to be one of the most inspiring and captivating I have seen - your paintings and your way of life... I really look forward to your posts!
I have decided to be brave and have a go at a blog of my own about art and writing... If you found the time to take a wee look I'd be most chuffed...
www.wordhoards.blogspot.com
Enjoy the spring!
Carrie...

Wilting Flower said...

Hello
i was going by Porthcawl, and there were so many lambs!!

beautiful words- lace water-- mhh..

Vitor Chuva said...

Hello Rima!

So nice the sights and sounds you bring us; nature is renovating itself and that is a great time of the year!

Have a nice Easter!
Vitor

Heather said...

What a wonderful treat this post is Rima. The images are all beautiful and uplifting and the videos are a delight - all my favourite things in one package. We have a crows nest just outside our house. I used to think that they picked up fallen twigs to build their nests but one day watched one select and snap off growing twigs. Thankyou for sharing your lovely spring walk with us.

Carl V. said...

That first picture is so full of magic that its inspiration could sustain my imagination for days! Were I to walk up to it I would expect to step across the threshold between our world and Faerie.

The addition of the videos, with these wonderful pictures, is a delight.

Are you curious about me? said...

Tumbling water
Quite as glass
Peep through a window
Spring at last.

Sarah said...

I love the way the sun peeps through the trees in the first film and the metallic, hissing sound of the water. I love the sound of the birds in the secon one, and the wind in the third. The crows are disturbing my kitten!

Blog Princess G said...

Thank you for sharing your corner of the earth with us. It looks like a piece of paradise for me... or southwest England. :)

Eliza said...

Ahhhh spring is here at last, thanks for sharing :-)

coeurdecerise said...

Dear Rima,
Thank you for remember me to take the time to appreciate Life and her cycles. You always bring me a fresh view about my life. It is always a real pleasure to receive your post.
Love,
Monique from Quebec, Canada

Artichoke Annie said...

Rima - Thank you so much. You always brighten my day in the most unusual way. I am so glad are paths have crossed.

Annie

Jericho said...

It is like entering into a picture book of fairytale landscapes with moving pictures. Thanks for sharing these, Rima! :)

Linda said...

Oh my! What a wonderful gift for Spring! Such an enchanting place you call home!

Shelley Noble said...

Lovely and charming, Rima.

Rozani said...

Hi Rima, how are you?
I love your blog! Your work is wonderful!
Your house is beautiful! It seems a fairy tale.
I'm from Brazil, live in Rio de Janeiro.
I'm following you on twitter and added your blog in my blog.
Congratulations for your work and blog!
You are very talented.
Kisses,Rozani

Terresa said...

The sound of rushing water is the sound of life. I don't hear it very often and when I do, it's as if my soul wakes up.

Bless you for this. And thanks.

laoi gaul~williams said...

lovely :)

Martin H. said...

The rookery behind us is also in full-swing. This morning, four deer grazing and sprinting, in turns, around the the field, amid scattered daffodils. Springtime in the English countryside.....magical.

Leslie said...

Oh to be there, would love to take that walk as well. Thank you.

Lunaea said...

How lovely to go on a quiet evening walk with you! To sit beside the river's music and to see the sweet contentment of a sheepmother's smile. May your days continue with contentment as well, Rima.

Ces said...

My goodness! Your art is fabulous! I am so overwhelmed! Absolutely beautiful, as you are! Have a lovely day.

Nancy said...

I just love your blog...have for a long time now. You evoke thought and my love of art.
This latest post is so beautiful. Love the beauty that surrounds you.
Your videos are wonderful...love them.
Wishing you a wonderful day!
Hugs, Nancy

mama p said...

this was such a lovely gift of a post to open, i cherish it, moss-daughter :)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, thank you for this!
Wishing you a flower filled Easter Day.

Ciara said...

Oh thank you for transporting me, Rima! Absolutely gorgeous!

I can't believe I've missed two posts! I have to get used to you blogging again. C x

Ottilias Veranda said...

Wonderful photos! Nature is beautiful if we take the time to see it! I love your paintings. I noticed a painting of Väinämöinen singing and I felt glad because my father is from Karelia in Finland and I love the tales of Kalevala as well as finnish folkmusic.

Happy easter to you

Liisa in Sweden

Pam Aries said...

Wow..No wonder you write and draw fantastic fairy tales. I can feel all the woodland spirits and creatures living in the forest and stream! THe videos are intoxicating. My imagination went wild. Than kyou so so much for sharing your lovely world.

M said...

Dear Rima

I don't have a blog or a twitter account, but I love your twitter recommendations, and your paintings. I hope your heart is heal now (because of your wheeled house), it seems that your new place is surrounded by magic.

All the luck in the world, and a hug.

Owen said...

Is the wall holding up the tree, or is the tree holding up the wall... ?

You have such a beautiful relation with the world around you, and it comes through in everything you do, your drawings, your photos, your blog... one can feel the good earth mother energy . . .

steven said...

such a beautiful post! boulders soft with moss, rivers soft with mirrored clouds. the cawing songs of crows. the world within. steven

lynda howells said...

as usual a gorgeous blog entryxlove hearing your words and seeing your images. Happy Spring time to youxxlynda

Amy said...

Oh, it is so wonderful to take a walk with you. Getting to share the beautiful trees, mossy places and musical streams with you is heavenly.

A mermaid in the attic said...

Beautiful Rima! And here there is, finally, a slight chill in the air, the first rains have come, and we too have the first signs of green returning, only here they are making their way up through the dry grass of the long, hot summer, heralding winter!

Jessie said...

I lose myself in these videos of yours. (In a lovely way!) The sounds bring it to life for me. Dartmoor is such a magical, mystical place and nature is so potent there. Thankyou for sharing a little piece of it here. I need to go back for a visit soon, too long overdue. I left my heart there many years ago.xx

Hayden said...

So beautiful and evocative. I envy you your easy communion with these stately trees. Especially wonderful the great tree growing on top of/into the wall.

I have 485 apple trees on my new farm, but not one over 10 feet. I walk through my orchard, chattering away with them, admiring the tiny leaves beginning to break through the buds, but they are sisters - none of the huge, grandmothers and fathers that I am used to. No other trees at all. This will be remedied, but it will take time, time, time. I miss the big trees. Must make time to visit some elsewhere. Meanwhile I stare at your pictures hungrily.

tlc illustration said...

You always make your surroundings look so idyllic... Truly beautiful. I'm glad you find yourself in some lovely surroundings.

Thinking good thoughts in your direction. xxx

Thilda said...

Waaauu! I think I have never seen so beautiful blog as yours! What a magigal place!! :)

who.knows.what.dreams.may.go said...

I love those little lambs. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with the world.

mixdbrew said...

You are made so lovingly by nature, Rima that you seem to spring from it, become one with it. Thank you for sharing this enchanted space around you. It was floating in my head for a long, long time and now i see it in here :)

Laura said...

Oh I love Lambing season! Such a beautiful and magical world you've given us! :)

Angharad Barlow said...

Lovely pics!I couldn't resist adding to this. The tree on the wall at the top is called Beaver Tree, it's possible to climb all the way to the top. Once you get up there you will find many generations of lover initials carved into it.... including mine somewhere! x

Mo'a said...

A lovely bucolic scenes. You live in such a beautiful part of the world.
I love your Moss Daughter poem...I adore moss and I am lucky enough to have quite a bit of it on my land.

Cobalt Violet said...

Beauty and magic.
Thank you for sharing.
Blessings and light to you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this site. The Hermitage is so beautiful. I love the artwork. My husband passed away recently. He collected Russian Impressionism. We have some small pieces that I treasure. He really taught me to love art. He was a decent painter himself. Finding your site is just like him taking me to a museum and educating me on Faberge eggs and Russian folk art. I still feel very attached to the art world he opened up for me. I come from Pittsburg and we were raised with steel and factories in our heads and hearts. Mom and Dad didn’t take us to any art museum events . I’m so amazed that art is as close as my computer, now. When we retired my husband and I took a computer class and this new world opened for us. Thank you for putting beauty back in people’s lives.

Lrc said...

I am delighted to have found your blog! I am an artist myself and I love the way your art weaves in with how you live and that you share it.
Have you read the Rumer Godden story
'The Diddakoi'? I was sure that I was in the proper place when I found out that you like Terri Windling's writing...I know that I will come back and visit a lot!

Move With Me said...

Thank you Rima, delighted to find your enchanted world

A'isha

Swan Artworks said...

Hi Rima,
Just a quick note to say I've just been randomly inspired to post a clip of Tarkovsky's 'Stalker' on my art blog... If you don't already know of Tarkovsky, I think you might really like this film...
If you do already know of it, please just ignore me!! :)
Best wishes
Carrie... (Windsongs & Wordhoards)

BT said...

Beautiful words and photos and everything Rima. Spring has well and truly sprun here in County Clare. Today we had a visit from a red squirrel and this evening a lapwing was singing and doing its courting dance in the next field. Oh, and the first Brimstone butterfly came yesterday. Bliss.

Aleksandra Valerio said...

You are a beautiful beautiful inspiration, Rima. The world you share is magical as your heart... Many many greetings from Cremona by Aleksandra Radonic and Valerio Ferron ♥