Tag Archive | tranquility

Coffee break

The great thing about working from home is that I can take my coffee break in the garden. It’s nice to get some fresh air after wrestling with tax return figures and now, with my wildlife garden well under way, I have the added pleasure of watching the birds come and feed on the numerous dishes at their disposal.

I am getting more birds and more varied species every day and today was the turn of three blue tit fledglings. Still a little fluffy and more confident than their parents who are not so happy to come close with Jasper the dog rummaging through the undergrowth.

I’m loving the peace and thrill of watching these creatures feed successfully knowing that I am doing my bit to help them survive.



Stop dancing on the edge of the volcano

I think I need an oasis of calm in this very hectic week of travelling the length and breadth of the country.  I hope these snippets instil feelings of peace and tranquility for you too.

Nature is infinitely patient, infinitely calm.
Everything comes, everything passes.

The future, no matter how threatening it may appear, can only come one day at a time.

Do nothing and be brave about it.

Consider a curve that can set everything else straight.
And smile.

Let the flower you hold in your hand be your world for that moment.

A quiet mind is the best cure for a low mood.

Cultivate calm in the garden of your heart.

Enjoy the calm that comes in the still moments after the storms have subsided.

Security does not exist in nature. Accept this and return to calm.

We can go through life cursing the darkness or we can simply light a candle.