Tuesday, 24 November 2015

A Dance With Nature

Niah rests. I rest. The rain pours. 

I feel drawn to its cleansing energy. I step foot out of the back door. 

I'm tired, deeply tired, body and mind, a renewal is what's needed.  A shift in perspective, a dance with nature.

 I stand still and firm, my feet planted in the soft earth below and tilt my head back, my bare face looks up towards the sky, my hair falls lower down my back and I close my eyes. 

I let the soft rain fall, on to me, through me, beyond me. It is cool and fresh.
A bird is singing, the Autumn wind makes me shiver, I already feel more life running through me, It is energising, and so I continue to stand there in the rain.
A few drops gather in the soft caverns of my eye lids, until the mass is too much and they release and run off the side of my face to the ground, almost like tears.

I'm not sure why everyone tends to complain about the rain so much, It can definitely alter one's plans at times and that can be frustrating but when you think about it, if you complain about the rain every time it rains, especially here in England you will find your self complaining a lot.
 The rain actually makes everywhere look so beautiful and feels so wonderful on your skin if you can only learn to embrace it.
Accept what 'Is' in the present moment and you are sure to find peace.

I took these photographs of the way the trees looked reflected on the misty rain soaked glass of our back doors. 

Back inside the kettle on the stove whistles it's time for tea. Flowering Jasmine tea, I sit and watch the beautiful petals slowly open, pour my self a cup and hold it for a while in my hands.

I'm reading Emma, It's a slow process, I only get time to read a few pages a day, but slowly and quietly is fine by me.
She is an enchanting character of Jane Austen's and I'm very much enjoying the book, but my heart still firmly belongs to Miss Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice is my absolute favourite.

Wishing You a wonderful, calm week ahead, go out and feel the cleansing energy of the rain.


  1. Such beautiful words xxx

    1. Welcome x
      And thank you very much! So kind of you to say :) x

  2. Zoe this is so restoring for the soul. "To embrace the rain"...I will. The rain is coming tomorrow. Oh how I long for it. I do not know if you know that we are in a four year drought here in California. We need rain. I have always loved rain but when you go through a drought you realize how valuable water is. How valuable the rain is.

    Your photos capture the gentle soothing of water falling. Beautifully serene. I think we see and feel the earth in a similar way. Your words speak to the very essence of my being.

    Thank you for the beauty you give.
    xx Kerrie

    1. Thank you Kerrie you're so kind x
      I hope the rain did arrive for you, I had no idea of the long drought, It's difficult to imagine what that must feel like, it must feel quite depleting I imagine, I will pray for rain in California x
      I'm so glad you enjoyed the photography and writing Kerrie I am grateful,
      Love Zoe x

  3. PS i am reading Emma too. I began this Summer and am only half way through.

    1. How lovely! I hope you are enjoying it? I too have been reading it since the end of the summer, I've finished it now, don't worry I won't give anything away ;) x