Saturday, 18 October 2008

When you can't sleep!!


What do you do when you cannot sleep.... in my case its a cup of tea, burn some soothing lavender oil and do a posting on blogger!!
I always try to take my camera with me wherever I go and yesterday was no exception....
First thing to catch my eye was the patterns of the clouds, they looked so pretty in the bright blue sky.. yes it was another lovely day!!


Trundling along a bit further discovered the sheep are in a neighbouring field once more! I love sheep and I especially adore the lambing season. The farmer uses this field for his sheep on a regular basis., so we are fortunate to be able to see quite a lot of them. They will be taken out of this field if the weather becomes very bad during winter or when the lambing season begins. Thankfully after lambing season the sheep and their lambs are usually returned to this field and I will have the opportunity to observe the lambs and their very sweet antics... that will be some great camera fodder!! so watch this space.....
As usual Basil is waiting patiently for me to finish my photo taking session so we can continue on our way!


So carried on blundering around the edge of the ploughed field. Blundering is sadly the key word here because Mr Farmer has utilised every possible inch of field this year. Usually Nice Mr Farmer leaves enough terrafirma to walk around the edge of field but not this year.. Mr Farmers plough has been in overdrive and its impossible to walk around field without blundering over ploughed dirt. Not too bad whilst its so dry but when the weather sets in and the soil is wet and muddy it will be a no go area. So will have to look for new walks.

Further along discovered a small white feather and another and finally another... now I was always told that to find a white feather an angel is looking down on you, but some say its a sign of good things (that would be nice!!) and other simply say we have a moulting bird flying around... I prefer the angel version myself!!

That concluded our morning walk and then the late afternoon walk began with a unexpected hot air balloon slowly passing by.....



Then nipped into another neighbouring field and Basil decided to go to the loo in middle of said field and I been a conscientious dog owner followed behind Basil with my pooper scooper bag. And this is when I made my discovery of a lone mushroom in the middle of the ploughed field!



I tried to take a photograph with a wider angle so you could see how lonely this mushroom looked but sadly my camera was not up to it as it was becoming too dark and even with the flash it did not show it up enough.

On the way home the night sky looked like this.....

And finally on my late night walk in the moonlight I took this picture.....

Not the best picture I have seen of the moon but the best my camera can manage.... The moon lit my way around the dark field and I did not have to use my torch once.

Anyway time for me to try again to get some much needed sleep. Its 4.08am so its goodnight and good-morning!!

9 comments:

Willow said...

Goodness, Jane you are up late/early! It's really frustrating when you can't sleep - sometimes it's just easier to get up & have a cuppa, like you say! Often happens to me around the full moon - I can be quite restless then. I love the photos - I was told that a white feather means a soul has gone to heaven (or wherever it needs to go!). I hope you have a restful, peaceful day.
Willow x

liZZie said...

A lovely walk, lovely pics - was Basil copying the lone mushroom when he was waiting for you I wonder. You're so good natured when you can't sleep too!

aromatic said...

I feel awful this morning. Fuzzy headed and generally sluggish!! Yawn!! not surprising really considering my early morning pursuits... tea and blogging!
Ahh well as I sip a very strong cup of coffee....

Hi willow, thank you for the lovely comment. So a soul or two went to heaven yesterday... well guess its better than hell but I still prefer my angel theory...lol!!
Have a lovely day willow and catch up with you again soon. xxx

Hi liZZie, thanks for the lovely comments. Yes I think you maybe right about Basil copying the lone mushroom, and what a gorgeous imitation of a mushroom he was!! lol!!
Just hope I can keep up my good nature today!! Fuzzy head can spell impatience for me, but will try hard to be good! Going to have a shower now so that may clear my head and then go on another walk with Basil.. and of course trusty camera and see what today brings.... xxx

Shirley Landis VanScoyk said...

Its good to have a plan when you can't sleep, and I am happy you chose to share your great photos. That is the best thing about the internet, I think. I see (and read) about women around the world with very similar lives to me, who love an open field, adore a lonely mushroom, think it is important to chronical the passing days. Hope you are sleeping well right now, with your feather angel watching over you.

aromatic said...

Shirley thank you so much for your lovely comments. I totally agree with you. Blogging has opened a whole new world for me. I have been privileged to share so many other peoples lives and have seen such love and beauty that it gives me the strength to carry on during the difficult times. I did sleep ok in the end... with my feather angel watching over me. I wish that feather angel was my Dad! Miss him so much and would dearly love at times to be able to converse with him... Ah well must not be maudlin! The sun is shinning and their is much to be done!
Until next time... Jane xxx

Leanne said...

lovely post jane! Leanne x

Ragged Roses said...

Definitely an angel watching over you! That mushroom looks as if it's metallic, how beautiful!
Kimx

Leanne said...

back again... Jane, check out my latest post...youve been tagged!

Leanne x

Slice of life said...

Must have been something in the air, as I couldnt sleep either.

THe mushroom looks like shell...? And the second picture it has a shine to it. I wonder what type of mushroom that is?