Tuesday 22 October 2013

A Treasured Invitation

My Homeland poem has always managed to travel further than I expect. It has brought me friends from all over the world and been been read in Germany, Africa and America. Now, starting tomorrow, it will be on display in Paris at a photography exhibition held by the Académie des Beaux-Arts at the Institut de France.

I'm so very proud of my poem. What a place to visit and be seen in! I hope it has fun in Paris. I'm betting it will get to meet so many exciting people, most especially the wonderful young photographer holding the exhibition, Katherine Cooper

Katherine very kindly sent me an invitation to the opening of her exhibition;

I will most certainly keep and treasure this invitation. I wish I could be there tomorrow, but my poem travels easier than I do! Paris is a little too far for me, unfortunately.  

I wish Katherine all the very best for this event and her future and send her and Hermine Videau-Sorbier my most sincere thanks for the invitation. I am truly honoured.

Sunday 20 October 2013


I thought I'd share one of my favourite songs today, by Buffy Saint-Marie. :)


Starwalker he's a friend of mine
You've seen him looking fine he's a
straight talker
he's a Starwalker don't drink no wine
ay way hey o heya

Wolf Rider she's a friend of yours
You've seen her opening doors
She's a history turner
she's a sweetgrass burner and a
dog soldier
ay hey way hey way heya

Holy light guard the night
Pray up your medicine song oh
straight dealer you're a spirit healer
keep going on
ay hey way hey way heya

Lightning Woman, Thunderchild
Star soldiers one and all oh
Sisters, Brothers all together
Aim straight Stand tall

Starwalker he's a friend of mine
You've seen him looking fine he's a
straight talker
He's a Starwalker don't drink no wine
ay way hey o hey...

Sunday 13 October 2013

It's That Time of Year Again...

Every year I take part in blogblast for peace.

This year the founder, marvellous magnificent Mimi, has made it a little easier by suggesting a theme. Here's her message...

Hello Peace Bloggers!

It is hard to believe that we are about to embark on the 10th launch (8th year) of BlogBlast For Peace aka Blog4Peace! We started in 2006 with a handful of my beautiful blogging buddies. Now we've grown into thousands of little blue peace globes spinning across six continents and 182 countries. We are approaching 20,000 on the Facebook page! Blogging for peace has become a personal tradition for so many of us. We've proven that our words and images are powerful. Our world is a mess. We need to speak up for peace now more than ever.

This year's theme is "What Do I Want My World To Look Like?" When I honestly answered that question for myself, the answers were surprisingly simple and basic. What do you want your world to look like? Tell us about it on your blogs and pages November 4th. Here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to go HERE and find a blank sheet of internet blog paper known as a peace globe template. I'm going to make sure my neighbors in all corners of the world hear and see the words "Dona nobis pacem" loud and clear everyday and especially on Nov 4. I'm going to think about my own life and how I want to live it. I want to make sure that on the inside of me there is no malice, no vengeance, no revenge, no desire to humiliate or harm friend or foe. No plan to return hate for hate. Then and only then can I go about advocating peace in someone else. I am going to post my thoughts on Nov 4 with all of you and we will celebrate the change in makes in each of us and across the world. Because I know it will. And others will choose to join in because you choose to examine your thinking and decide to raise a voice for peace. How do I know? Because peace bloggers are awesome (!!!) and our words are powerful.
One voice. One subject. One day.

Thank you for all your efforts in the past and for supporting me and this movement all these years. I am forever moved and humbled by the words and images of peace bloggers.
Please join us again this year on November 4th. I blog for peace! I want the world to join us. And if I have my way, we'll cover the rest of the globe very soon. Here's how!
Cool new templates are HERE.
 Spread the word. It's almost here!
I can't wait to hear what you have to say. See you soon. Peace.

Mimi Lenox
Founder, BlogBlast4Peace

Friday 11 October 2013

Angry Birds

What happens when one male pheasant...

Sees another male pheasant in the same garden?

Well, that's exactly what happened last week. Hubby managed to photograph them as they saw each other. The one on the wall fled before there was an actual fight.

Friday 4 October 2013

More Photos

More photos, as promised. Click on each one to see it at the correct size.

Burghead harbour and Roseisle Beach to the right, going towards Findhorn Bay.

Looking out to sea, to the North East.

The tall ship, the Flying Dutchman. :)

Burghead harbour.