My Most Beautiful Thing

Today, I’m taking part in a blogsplash – sounds refreshing and fun, I hope you’ll agree.

The invitation to dive into this event (okay, I’ll stop with the water word association) came from Fiona Robyn from ‘Writing Our Way Home’  http://www.writingourwayhome.com/ Fiona is also the person responsible for the ‘A River of Stones’ project which I took part in during January this year and in 2011.

The ‘My Most Beautiful Thing’ Blogsplash – to celebrate beautiful things – is  inspired by Fiona’s new  novel, ‘The Most Beautiful Thing’ http://www.writingourwayhome.com/p/most-beautiful-thing.html .  Her book is free to download today and tomorrow – here is the link to it http://www.writingourwayhome.com/p/most-beautiful-thing.html Bloggers from all over the world are taking part and writing or posting pictures of their most  beautiful things today. Find out more here   http://www.writingourwayhome.com/2012/04/my-most-beautiful-thing-blogsplash.html   and see everyone else’s blog posts here   http://www.writingourwayhome.com/p/list-of-blogsplashers.html

Perhaps you’d like to take part yourself – click on any of the links above to find out more.

And now here is a list of some of my most beautiful things:

My four-month-old granddaughter’s eyes as she awakens, focuses and smiles.

The baby’s tiny fingers clasped around one of mine.

The silhouette of the Cuillin Ridge against the palest blue-washed sky.

The Hebridean  night sky in winter  with Venus hanging below the moon.

The sea’s sussuration.

The spring lambs on the crofts.

A long, lazy lunch with a good friend.

Teaching a child to read in spite of everything.

The first day of the school summer holidays.

The fluttering, glinting, green and copper of the rowan and beech trees.

The white-tailed eagle circling, hovering and plummeting above the loch.

Sunlight sparkling off the blue glass paperweight.

The laundry flapping on the line.

The laughing, chattering, shouting of children’s voices as they make the most of the last day of the school holidays.

The feel of the baby’s sleeping breath as she sprawls on me chest to chest.

“We got it in time. The cancer’s in remission.”

The babbling expressiveness of a contented baby.

The comfortable silence, the understanding look and the surprises of a thirty-four-year-old marriage…

Thanks, Fiona, for reminding me that the simplest things in life are truly the most beautiful.

Small Stone Blogsplash

This is a repeat posting as today is the official blogsplash day

Kaspa & Fiona have taken over my blog for today, because they need our help. You may remember that I took part in their  ‘A River Of Stones’ (AROS) project back in January.

They are both on a mission to help the world connect through writing. They are also getting married on Saturday the 18th of June.

For their fantasy wedding present, they are asking people across the world to write them a ‘small stone’ and post it on their blogs or on Facebook or Twitter. Here’s a few words from them:

A small stone is a short piece of observational writing – simply pay attention to something properly and then write it down. Find out more about small stones here.

If you’re willing to help, we’d love you to do things:

1) Re-post this blog on your own blog any time before June the 18th and give your readers a chance to hear about what we’re doing. You can simply copy and paste the text, or you can find the html here.

2) Write us a small stone on our wedding day whilst we’re saying our vows and eating cake, post it on your blog, and send it to us.

You can find out more about our project at our website, Wedding Small Stones, and you can also read our blog at A River of Stones.

We also have a July challenge coming soon, when we’ll be challenging you to notice one thing every day during July and write it down.

Thank you for listening, and we hope we’ll be returning from our honeymoon to an inbox crammed with small stones, including yours.

Kaspa & Fiona

Even if you don’t have your own blog you could still write a stone and post it to them at the link above, or on facebook or twitter.

Small Stone Blogsplash

Kaspa & Fiona have taken over my blog for today, because they need our help. You may remember that I took part in their  ‘A River Of Stones’ (AROS) project back in January.

They are both on a mission to help the world connect through writing. They are also getting married on Saturday the 18th of June.

For their fantasy wedding present, they are asking people across the world to write them a ‘small stone’ and post it on their blogs or on Facebook or Twitter. Here’s a few words from them:

A small stone is a short piece of observational writing – simply pay attention to something properly and then write it down. Find out more about small stones here.

If you’re willing to help, we’d love you to do things:

1) Re-post this blog on your own blog any time before June the 18th and give your readers a chance to hear about what we’re doing. You can simply copy and paste the text, or you can find the html here.

2) Write us a small stone on our wedding day whilst we’re saying our vows and eating cake, post it on your blog, and send it to us.

You can find out more about our project at our website, Wedding Small Stones, and you can also read our blog at A River of Stones.

We also have a July challenge coming soon, when we’ll be challenging you to notice one thing every day during July and write it down.

Thank you for listening, and we hope we’ll be returning from our honeymoon to an inbox crammed with small stones, including yours.

Kaspa & Fiona

Even if you don’t have your own blog you could still write a stone and post it to them at the link above, or on facebook or twitter.