We sat way up in the heather hills, nibbling our daughter's deliciously crisp ginger biscuits, chatting as a foursome while the sun went down, marvelling at the rainbow that had only moments before arched in magnificence over us. Alone in the hills, we four and our hound, the powerful, full, rainbow seemed a promise … Continue reading Evening In The Heather Hills
Today my attention wandered to the WordPress Reader, a screen where one can see a list of latest posts published by WordPress bloggers, feeling a little lost in the process of swapping computer screens, my day having passed fairly unproductively thus far. Perhaps I was instinctively looking for a little plank to stand on in … Continue reading What Is Brave?
When we feel heard and valued, we find that we can do amazing things. Have you found that even the most optimistic among us begin to falter and slide, when integrity is challenged by the judgement and misunderstanding of others? I have seen this happen to people with great promise, who have been put upon … Continue reading When We Feel Heard And Valued
For those who regularly read the articles here, you might have noticed lately that a fair amount of poetry has been featured on The Holly Tree Tales' blog. To my surprise and increasing pleasure, the poetry has received a growing audience, which is greatly appreciated. One never knows what might appeal to others to read. … Continue reading Poetry At The Holly Tree Tales
Discovering Farewell Somewhere close by, the frantic honking of geese Answered rudely by a sleepy donkey. The night sky was clear, the moon like cheese Our warm breath mingled, so that where we sat all misty. So much time gone by, in which to fill minutes with conversation, Yet we merely skimmed surfaces of our … Continue reading Discovering Farewell ~ A Poem
In January 2015 I began the technological challenge of building a blog. For a few years before that, friends and family had suggested that I take my communication to a wider audience. Over many years, indeed since my teen years, people have suggested that I write my story and create stories out of my experiences … Continue reading Why Do I Have A Blog?
What a lovely surprise to discover, when I logged into my WordPress account today to prepare the next post, that The Holly Tree Tales has reached 100 Followers! Thank you so much to each and every one of the Readers of this website and followers of the blog, via independent email or WordPress itself. I … Continue reading 100 Followers
You And Me Hey! Sunshine, Don’t carry this sad burden all alone, Don’t forget that you have me. Show not your lonely countenance to the world, Because, it is not just you – it is also me. Something quite innocent, turned into a loving spontaneity. Do not try to suppress this, allow your white dove … Continue reading You And Me ~ A Poem
Autumn has arrived, in our little pocket of country and, while birds sing in the morning sunshine, there is a distinct absence ... the swallows and house martins have flown. This realisation feels like a mixture of things, not least a sense of having been left, the environment abandoned as the wise ones travel to … Continue reading Autumn Has Arrived And Swallows Have Flown
If your life is fabulous, be grateful. If your life is difficult, be grateful. Life is like the tides, everything moves & changes. * Whatever you are experiencing right now, know that it is only a matter of time before it passes. If life is going well, grab it with both hands and enjoy every … Continue reading Life Is Like The Tides