After a short but hectic jaunt to London, I was ready to rest today. I slept for 10 hours straight (hardly ever happens) last night – still can’t quite believe it!
So the picture today is:
More pictures from London – still catching up:
March 30th: “struggle”
The ongoing struggle between democracy and security, so recently and tragically illustrated in London.
March 31st: “relief”
The relief of sitting down for a moment (Palace of Westminster)
April 1st: “Meditate”
Back to the Greenwich Naval College – where we stopped for a moment to mediate in the chapel.
I have got a bit behind with the lent photographs! So this is the first catch up post, with pictures from our recent trip to London to visit our daughter.
March 27th: “underneath”:
(Palace of Westminster)
March 28th: “hidden”
(Spot the husband at Greenwich Naval College)
March 29th: “adventure”
(Braving the crowds at Camden Market.)
Last October, we were burgled. Sadly the things that were taken were all of great sentimental rather than monitory value, things with memories attached. The burglars weren’t interested in “stuff” – just money (there was none of that lying around!) and jewellery that could be easily melted down for cash. Consequently we now use our burglar alarm and we have many more of these on gates and garage.
24th March and the word is shadow. It is a lovely sunny afternoon here in Ayrshire – so plenty of shadows to choose from.
The cat, fascinated by her shadow:
Or me, flapping my coat to look like angel wings (not as easy as it sounds when you are also trying to take a photo!)
Today’s picture was taken last October when we were in Spain.
This light was above the patio outside the wee cottage we were renting in Andalusia. We sat out there every night, enjoying the peace, the food and (yes) the wine – all just a memory on this cold March morning. (Note the husband, planning the next day’s activities by the light of his Kindle – yes the wifi reached the patio 😎).
Living on the West Coast of Scotland, the chances of our wee bit of the earth (or any of the creatures living on it) being parched is remote. So I was struggling for a photo idea for today’s word, the only thing I could come up with was my empty and rapidly drying out coffee cup – the closest to parched I will be today.
Word of the day (20) is water. Today’s picture is a memory, as it was taken last Easter, when we visited Chester Cathedral.
In the Cloisters of Chester Cathedral there is an amazing garden, with a sculptural water feature by Stephen Broadbent.
The ‘Water of Life’ presents the life changing encounter between Jesus and the woman of Samaria (found in chapter four of John’s Gospel). The circular shape brings the two figures face to face, lending intensity and tenderness to the encounter. Water flows continually from the shared cup, over the hands and into the pool in the dish below, from where the sculpture is illuminated, through the water.
Around the dish are the words:- ‘Jesus said “the water that / I shall give will be an / inner spring always welling / up for eternal life.” (John 4:14).