Thursday, 24 September 2015

Soulfood Friday


Every time I drive to our local dog walking path I notice this magical place on the side of the road. It is fenced off for the Deer that graze here so only park rangers can access it. In the evening and especially this time of year it it lit with the most sublime, golden hues. I took these pictures around 7pm yesterday evening. It is hard to see but there is a little stream that meanders between the trees.


Sometimes you just know when there is magic in a place. If fairies would live anywhere, it would be such a place as this.


Some places just feel as if they have been preserved for something other than humankind to live.


At some points along the stream my photographs just didn't come out at all. It could have been the contrast, the lightning or my position, or maybe, just maybe there are some places that just can't be captured on film, only be sensed by the eye and the heart.


Folklore states that their are places, deep in the countryside, moors and mountains where even animals do not dare to tread knowing that fairy land cannot be trespassed or taken.

Here is a little film I watched recently that is full of wonder and the magic of childhood.




Every Friday I'll be pausing to notice something from the week that has nourished my soul.

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A special, sacred-everyday moment captured on camera, or perhaps a snippet from a book, a recipe still warm from the kitchen or something whimsical that simply made me smile. 
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Here are a few simple things that have fed my soul this week.
What has inspired/fed/nourished your soul this week friends?
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Feel free to link up to your own soulful spaces either at the bottom of this post or in the comments.


   

   


20 comments:

  1. The sunlight through the tress is just beautiful. I wish you could have seen the deer grazing there. There is something magical about the photos, but i'll just have to imagine the whimsy! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. The Deer are quite elusive, it is always magical when we spot one :)

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  3. there are fae here.... magical... I am sure of it.
    I have missed your words and pictures and feel so very happy to be back here again xxx

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    1. So glad to see you Angie ((hugs)) xx

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  4. I was in just such a place this week. I know exactly what you mean.

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    1. I just love these little tucked away groves touched by magic and wonder :)

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  5. Oh joy.... All this ethereal beauty and a stream running through it too....

    Tessa

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  6. Oh my, I am mesmerized by the film you link to. Have to finish it later. But thank you for sharing this with us.

    As I am 1/4 Irish and 1/4 Scottish, and remember that my grandfather died before he got to tell me about the Faeries.... I am appreciating this film. -sigh-

    Tessa

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    1. I am also of Celtic descent Tessa and remember fairytales as part of my childhood :)

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  7. such wonderful images! and yes, sometimes the only images are those taken by our eyes...

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  8. such a beautiful path to walk... there're deers in our woods too but we never got to see one.
    thanks for the documentary, i'll watch it soon! happy weekend

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  9. A wonderful post. You have fed my soul after a busy day, thank you. I love the pictures of your dog walking wood, beautiful.

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  10. Oh wow that's definitely a spot with magic in the air! And I agree, there are some spots that you have to feel, a picture doesn't do it justice. Interestingly H's art teacher says you should only paint landscapes of a place you've actually been, even if you then work off a photo :)

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  11. Wow, just stunning! What a beautiful spot.

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  12. I expected to see a fairy darting across one of your photos. Beautiful!

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  13. Loved the pics and the sunlight behind those trees, looks magical!

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  14. The warmth of fall colors is so amazing! You can almost wrap yourself in that sunlight like a blanket. So beautiful!

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  15. Beguiling! Even before I reached your sentence about fairies, I was thinking the same thing. Yes...

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