Birthday Boy!

For today’s “You’re Beautiful”, I can’t help but focus on the miracle of life. The fragility and need of a newborn that pulls on the heartstrings like the most adept of puppet-masters, and the wonder of watching a child grow – those sudden jolts of realization when, for an instant, you are acutely aware of just how far they’ve come.

The most precious things

It can happen any day. There doesn’t have to be anything special going on. But there’ll be that heart-stopping, cloud-clearing moment when you’re suddenly infused with happiness as you realise that you have all you need in this world, right here with you, right now. And that moment is just perfection…

Where do butterflies go to die?

You know winter has arrived when you find the delicate, desiccated corpses of summers butterflies lying scattered, like confetti, on the beach…  the stencils on their tissue-wings drained of vibrant colour, stark and tragically beautiful in their uncommon stillness. Linking up with You’re Beautiful…  Follow on Twitter under #yourebeautiful