A walk before bear time.

hutcircles

Walking round to St Davids Head where once people lived in hut circles made from stone and thatch.

rocks

Here, at the end of the world Rosie sang a song. From here on there are only small islands and dragons. This is Earthsea.

rosiesinging

And today, when I am out walking, I am all Wilding. My landscape is one made of stories.

wilding

We visit the tomb of the storyteller, history keeper of her people. Sometimes she whispers her secrets to me.

burial randl

Then over the marshes that come straight out of Tolkein.

marsh

Back home Spittifer is so pleased to see me she falls over with delight ( taking a leaf out of Karin’s book.)

spitticat

I stock up on honey from my neighbours house where the bees live. And then to work.

HONEY

About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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12 Responses to A walk before bear time.

  1. Emilie says:

    Your blog fills me with joy Jackie -so magical!

  2. Karin says:

    Beautiful. Just what I needed today. Thank you. And Spit does it with a lot more style than me!

  3. Bonnie-Ann says:

    Jackie, you make me pause, deep and sorrowful, considering the stories wound and bound in my own landscape. I do not belong where I am, entangled in Big City, USA. Your belongingness gives hope for dreams I’ve long squelched. Thank you for letting me, us, walk with you. Unsquelching is happening.

  4. sylvia baldwin says:

    Pure beauty , how mother nature makes ones spirit strong. Spring is always so welcome …Thank you for the beautiful images you share to nurture us all through winter. The coastal fringes are so beautiful ….

  5. Mo Crow says:

    thank you for sharing the spirits of your place!

  6. Larraine says:

    I love your connection with your environment, Jackie, both inner and outer. It is both inspiring and uplifting. Today, it has helped me to recognise something that is missing in my own life, which I have been unable to pinpoint till now. Thank you.

    • Jackie says:

      Thank you. I miss it too. I forget to walk as I get wrapped up in work and I forget the web that holds everything together. But today I remembered.

      • Larraine says:

        It is so easy to forget – which is odd really, considering the wonder of it all – and so, good to have those who share their experiences when they remember! You help to wake me up again. Thanks Jackie.

  7. Vivien Boyes says:

    Thanks for this post. I like to spend time sitting amongst the hut circles on Carn Ingli. These ancient places are full of the whispers of the past.

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