Thursday, 11 May 2017

Peaceful pickings...



Perhaps I should not be so light-hearted in my word play about something 
so crucially, urgently, desperately important. 
Peace.



With so much conflict in the world, and so much pain, it may perhaps feel like making a peace sign of moss and bluebells is a decadent waste of time - time which might instead be used to try to make the world a better place? Like the whole idea of blogging about craft projects and pretty petals is a pointless luxury that is unlikely to feed hungry mouths or put an end to suffering, big or small?


Yes, I feel like that sometimes. But throughout history, different forms of art have helped people through difficult times, perhaps served as a balance to an uglier reality nearby. And perhaps that is what I am drawn to... an opportunity to balance bonkers* with beauty? For myself and for others. To offer a corner of tranquility with no demands on the reader, you, to do anything other than sit back, relax and hopefully find something that pleases your eye or inspires you in your own artistic expressions. 

Perhaps that sounded big-headed of me... to think that I could offer all of the above? Well, it is perhaps a wish more than a belief and with that, I think I may just have described the reason I am blogging...! However, this is not to say that we can't combine the two... Balancing bonkers with beauty AND work for a better world in any way we feel we can.

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And on the topic of bloggable blue beauties...



The image above and the two below are recycled images from a few of my previous blog posts of bloggable bluebells. From the rougher, "untidier", or wilder looks (pic above and second of the two below) to a slightly more sophisticated setting in the first photo below - I love them all... sweet, sweet little blue friends!







The last photo above was snapped with my phone a few weeks ago, when I stumbled upon one of UKs many, many bluebell forests (and no, you are not drunk, the photo was taken on a slope!). I believe my squeals of bluebell delight are still echoing between the trees...

Wishing you peace in every form,
Helena x

* "bonkers" is British English for "crazy", or here: "madness"

13 comments:

  1. Hallo Helena!
    I was a reader of your blog for a long time and I was so sad that your blog where sleeeping.
    You was an inspiration for me to have my own blog. Now I am so happy, that your are back an I hope, that you will share with us your great inspirations.
    Hugs and welcome - Margit

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Margit! They made my day! Love, Helena

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  2. Helena, I think a spot of tranquil beauty is welcome, at least it is for me as I visit this bluebell-filled post. As you say, it isn't one thing or the the other; a bit of beauty can be restorative.

    Karen

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    1. Dear Karen, thank you so much for your kind words here and on my other new posts! Love, Helena

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  3. Finding beauty in the world is never trivial. If we can bring peace and joy to our little corners of the world, perhaps it will spread in a wonderful wave of blue joy! Lovely photos.

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    1. "Wonderful wave of blue joy" - I love that description! Let's make some waves! :-) Thank you and have a lovely weekend!

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  4. Så fint du gör och skriver här! Mycket tänkvärt i en orolig och våldsam värld och visst är det minst lika viktigt att balansera det hela med positiva, inspirerande och vackra ting för ögat som påverkar oss i en positiv riktning! Ja, åh vad sånt behövs! Så vackert ditt fredsmärke är och viktigt!
    Allt gott till dej, Helena!
    Kramar
    Lisa

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    1. Tack snälla Lisa! Ja, det känns som om det behövs lite balans i världen och i sinnet... Stor kram till dig och tack igen för din hälsning!

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  5. These are lovely pictures, Helena!
    Best wishes,
    Lisa

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  6. May we all live in peace forever.....love from me Ria x ❤️

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  7. Interesting to read your thoughts and words...thanks for sharing! I am sure we all can make the world a little bit better, with a smile, with a hug or some friendly words. Have a lovely weekend!

    Xxx Ingrid

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  8. This is a lovely blog.

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  9. Helene, you did provide us with pictures and words that brought tranqulity and were pleasures for the eyes. You did it in the past and I am so happy you are going to do it again.
    There are so many bad and ugly things everywhere in the world and I am sure so many of us try to do everything they could do against it. But it is some beauty, some good things, some wonderful and simple little wonders that are needed.
    Thank you for trying to give that here in your blog

    Hilda

    P.S.: Please excuse my English - I am often not good enough to express what I wanted to.

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