"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Saturday, 10 October 2009

what wakes me each morning, lately & I am so excited, I am off to a ball !!

"INGLEWOOD" ~ home of my heart. a place where I can escape the madness of the world. a place that cocoons me in peace, love and security

this is the front of my home.. steps lead up to the front verandah. two gargoyles scare evil spirits away.

the side path - you can just see a window on the right.. this is my art studio.

another view of my front garden, overlooking the pool. The large birdhouse was made by dutch husband for my 40th birthday - a copy of one found in the UK.

during spring and summer here at Inglewood, I attend a concert each morning. I am woken by the chorus of our magpies, carolling. they are nesting at the moment and it is like they are singing lullabies to their babies...
I took a video with my new camera ~ still learning all about that so I hope it works for you as I would love you to know just how beautiful my life is here in Woodford:
Magpies carolling at Inglewood(follow the link)
this was taken from my outside deck.. at about 7am.. it had been raining all night and the blue sky was beginning to peek through..make sureyou have your sound on!! (and if you enjoy that, I will try to take some while walking around my garden and home! - like I said, still learning though)

the atmosphere around here has been odd to say the least, especially after that stupid attack on the Moon.. yesterday while I worked in my garden, I could feel a very odd energy, still & quiet... like Mother Earth was resting after a traumatic experience.. maybe She has picked up on our distress??
But as I garden, I came to yet another phase of peace... it seems to be up & down for many of us lately... so at least I know I am in good company with many of my soul sisters around the globe.. thanks for holding my hand!

and my friend Pam has invited me to a Ball. Manor Ball. She has a spare ticket for me & a partner..will tell all on Tuesday!


Grammy said...

Your garden is beautiful. I love the fountain and rock. The birds sound pleasant to listen too, I have never seen a magpie. I so hope you have a wonderful time at the ball.
Many blessings

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Inglewood is magical. :)

Loved the magpies. Your video reminded me of the "birds on the wire " one. (Link: )

Looking forward to exploring your corner of the world again. :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a lovely garden!

Holly said...

I have never heard magpies so this was a wonderful way to visit with a peaceful Sunday. Thank you Dear One!

Serena said...

Thanks for the lovely tour, live in a magical place. I listen to a symphony of birds each day too with having bushland right behind our back fence. It makes a great start to my day.

Meredith said...

Amazing sounds, very exotic and otherworldly to my ear -- but that's to be expected, I think, since I've never even heard a magpie and I live on a different continent with different everything.

Even the trees look very exotic and strange... your garden is gorgeous, and that studio location is wonderful, I bet! Love the birdhouse...

docwitch said...

What a beautiful, beautiful garden Miss R! Peaceful and magickal and so inviting. I dream of having a home and garden like yours one day.

I love magpie songs! Even though I hear them here a lot, they always remind me of being a child in NSW.

Linda - Gold Coast said...

Robyn you have such a beautiful and peaceful home. No wonder you feel so at peace there. Thank you for sharing. Linda ♥♥

Kathryn said...

Loved getting a sample of your "daily sound track!" Maybe I'll try to record the ocean aroung my place. Sending hugs. Sr.K

Pam said...

Magpies! My favourite! Wonderful clip. The ball draws closer. What will you wear?...and will you tiptoe home in the early hours to the rising sun and the chortling chorus?

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Linda - Gold Coast said...

P.S. I forgot to say have a great time at the ball. Maybe next year I will get my act together and I can come as well. Linda xoxo