Tales of walking, eating, watching and playing. Vintage treasures and simple pleasures ... the things that make her happy.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Mother Nature asserting herself ...

Wandering along a favourite path,
unvisited for some time ...
A storm wrenched branch ...
or a serpent in the grass?
They marvelled at Mother Nature's ability to reclaim ...
the power she wields when untamed.
A small empty eyed shelter, hirsute with ivy,
will one day submit, sink to it's knees
and be enveloped by the ground on which it once stood ..
They cross gingerly as Billy Goat's Gruff,
mossy skin on rotten timbers,
balanced above a dawdling river ...
Micro garden framed ...
On through whispering leaves ...
... emerging to a house surviving with a little more dignity!

The date function was accidentally turned on when these photos were taken
 but was set to the wrong date ... ignore!

23 comments:

*Maristella* said...

Big sigh....
I wish I was there!
Kissssss *Maristella*.

Emma Kate at Paint and Style said...

Oh how GORGEOUS! I want to go. xx

Kizzy Von Doll said...

Wonderful place, I love when nature grows through what man has built up and left...it's beautiful xx

rusty duck said...

What a marvellous place. There is nothing wrong with your photographs either, absolutely splendid!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU are a poet and have beautifully shared a moment in the day of a garden traveler. I especially like that SERPENT in the grass. Lovely manor at the end...mole end, perhaps?

Things and Thoughts said...

How lovely was this tour Marina!How beautiful is this landscape and the house which is surviving in the middle of an abundant nature is really dreamy!

Vix said...

What a beautiful stroll - love the snake in the grass and that stunning house! x

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

Thankfully Mother Nature will always win.

Jean x

Willow said...

What a lovely photo stroll , thanks for sharing it !

Art and Sand said...

Gorgeous photos of a lovely location. And, the words wove a wonderful story.

Amy at love made my home said...

What a great walk! Thank you for taking is along. I really like the log serpent in the grass, very well spotted indeed! I hope that you enjoyed your end destination. xx

JJ said...

Fabulous post! As a Nature lover, I get inspired by the photos. In addition, your descriptions sparked my imagination.

Down by the sea said...

Beautiful pictures sharing the wildest side of nature. Sarah x

Jen said...

What wonderful summer adventures you are having!

Barbara Fisher said...

The ‘serpent’ in the grass looks just like something I spotted in a garden centre last week. Three pieces of glazed porcelain in the shape of Nessie the Loch Ness monster – it cost the earth, but I would love it on my lawn.
You really find the nicest walks – hidden pathways and rivers – it all sounds perfect to me. Nature is amazing, there would be no sign of man left on this planet after a disaster, all the buildings, etc., would be gobbled up. Have a lovely weekend. Barbara x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Nature just takes over doesn't it....I love these little secret places you can unexpectedly find :) x

Mr Paul said...

Watch out for trolls under that bridge:)

jayneonweedstreet said...

You have a lovely way of looking at the world!

Sopa Azul said...

Lovely place!! :)

Tammy Chrzan said...

I absolutely love green in nature, it's so peaceful and so calming... I love the ivy, the molds growing in wood... all of it, so beautiful!
I Hope you're having a great week! Tammy x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

M.! Thank you for coming by! I wish you a lot of fun out in Italy! Thank you for letting me know you cannot participate. HAPPY TRAVELS! Anita

Lucys Lounge said...

hello jane . thank you for your kind comment. your photos are great. i wish i was at that table. lucyx

Red Rose Alley said...

I really enjoyed these pictures today because nature is my favorite place to be. It brings me such peace every time. These are beautiful pictures, Jane.

~Sheri