Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Streams full of stars

This hydrangea is for Lucy.
Thank you Lucy for giving me an award, how lovely of you!
This hydrangea is for Kelly.
Thank you Kelly for giving me an award, I really appreciate it!

Please do visit these two ladies at Vanilla Ivy and Kellys Recipes for Life.

Now I'm not too good at always following the rules!
One is to pass these awards on to a specified number of recipients but I cant possibly choose between you so I award all of my 65 Followers! I think you deserve to be rewarded just for reading this!

I am also supposed to let you in on 7 things you dont know about me,
hmmmm, head scratching.................

Well you cant possibly know what I'm thinking.

When I was out early this Morning with Mr.Boodle my heart was bursting with the joy of being up early and wandering through leaf drenched dewy woods where the Autumn colours glowed. I thought "how beautiful" and I was glad to be alive and I remembered this........

W.H. Davies

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows,

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like stars at night,

No time to turn at beauty's glance
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

I think that covers it x


  1. Hello Sarah
    Thank you so much for your continued loyalty to my blog.. I really don't deserve my followers as I have been a absent friend for so long.. Haven't got time to sneeze, let alone blog these days.. but I do really appreciate your visits.
    I know just what you mean about bursting with happiness.. These golden days always bring such pleasures..kicking leaves, lighting bonfires, just being!

    With love

  2. What a delightful post!
    Agreed; 'Stand and stare' moments are precious and must be partaken in muchly :)
    Thank you ever so much for my Hydrangea it's beautiful!

  3. I so agree! Lovely post and so true! Suzie. xxx

  4. Beautiful Sarah and such words for thought.

    Congratulations on the awards,

    have a lovely day,

    Nina x

    ps. I'm loving your magazing piccies 'mmmmm' Autumn! N xox

  5. Lovely post as always. Lots of autumnal images to feast our eyes on.
    Lisa x

  6. I'm a new follower of your blog, and I really enjoyed your latest post! I especially love all your photos. (love your banner too!) I love the fall so much, and living in Las Vegas doesn't provide much "color" so I try to create the feeling with potted plants of color and dreaming of living somewhere else. Also, I have a question, do you grow hydrangeas? I always see them on your blog. I absolutely love the blue ones! Unfortunately, they don't grow where I live. You might like my banner should you decide to visit. Thank you & congratulations on you award!

  7. Beautiful pictures and poem. I'm trying to take more time to stand and just watch.

  8. A lovely post & poen too - how true that is.


  9. Thank you for your good wishes today, I'm back from the dentist and all wired up!!!

    Victoria x

  10. I loved that you wouldn't pick one over the other...me too! Loved the poetry,,just beautiful..thats how my heart feels too..Thank you. Come say hi :D

  11. What a lovely poem!
    Thank you so much for the flower! My favourite!

    Lots of Love

    Kelly xxxx

  12. Sarah, what a darling blog you have. I just know that I'm going to enjoy spending time visiting...
    I must say that I found this poem sooo beautiful, it actually brought a tear to my eye..how true the words.
    xo, k.

  13. One of my favourite poems ever - time to stand and stare is, I think, crucial for one's sanity, and thank you for reminding me!

    Pomona x

  14. this post is beautiful! love the pics, love the words xx

  15. Lovely post....congratulations on your lovely awards! Love your post today and your way of using that poem...so lovely! xoxoxo

  16. What a lovely post - will you send me that beautiful blonde haired baby? PLEASE!!!

  17. Hello again!

    I've never had my eyebrows threaded, I choose waxing but I think it's all down to personal choice! I don't find waxing painful, I'm so used to it now!

    Victoria xx

  18. I loved reading that poem again and ironically taking my time over reading it. When I studied it it was more about dissecting than fully appreciating.

    Good for you on the awards.

    Lisa x

  19. Hi again my friend....thank you for wanting a wee little snail mail note from me. I can not find your email address either..just email me at ....
    I will get one in the mail next week to you!!!! xoxoxo

  20. Autumn is a pretty darn fine season, all those colours, all the cosiness. Bliss. xx

  21. I adore your poem too!
    Great to see you have posted it.
    Your images are beautiful - very Anta! If you haven't heard of Anta - google them, I think you will love them!
    If you are passing the Wendy-House please pop in, I have left you a little something.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Take care,

  22. wow, lovely post...I find myself having the same thoughts lately...I just want to slow down and stare, really take a good look around me...and I've never been happier.

    The felted acorn garland on my last post was pretty simple, if a little time consuming. First of all, you have to "stop and stare" and find some acorn caps...drill two little holes in the top of each one...thread embroidery floss through the caps , space them out somewhat evenly and then glue little felted balls onto each cap

    this is a link to a you tube video on how to make the felted balls

  23. Hello darling, I will start this comment by telling you how much I have missed you these past few weeks. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words and prayers. I am one lucky girl to have you as a friend; you truly are the gem in my teacup. Have to tell you that my Pa loved your blog's name and kept repeating it with a tune all day... Sarah-Jane down the Lane, lane lane lane, Sarah-Jane. He repeated your name a thousand times. Darling thanks for making him happy, he sends you his love. I am slowly easing my way back into blogging and can’t wait to stroll around your blog to see what I have missed.

    I truly missed you luv
    Love & Hugs


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