Graceful

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of graceful is birds. If only I had an ounce of elegance or poise that birds possess.

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Annmarie xoxo

Natural World

My degree was in Environmental Earth Sciences…so I may dabble into the nature sometimes 😉IMG_1484.JPG

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Overkill? Probably

Annmarie xoxo

Bliss II

For me bliss is being surrounded by nature. I love going for walks, exploring areas focusing on details in the landscape. I find it relaxing being outside.

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Southrepps Common, Norfolk

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Wroxham, Norfolk

Derelict boats, in Blakeney, Norfolk

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Annmarie xoxo

Wordless Wednesday – perks of work 

 
One of the little perks of my job is stumbling across things such as this in Claygate, Surrey.

Annmarie xoxo

the fog monster

Fog in Surrey
I love autumn, the crisp cold mornings, the leaves start to change and foggy mornings hug the landscapes. Pulling out the coats, gloves, scarves and boots after summer (unless you live in the UK, where summer lasts a day). The perfect excuse to warm up with a hot chocolate – and don’t forget the marshmallows!

Growing up across a woodlands, I loved standing at the opposite bus stop on a foggy morning.  Where your view was restricted to the first row of trees. Everything beyond was a mystery, allowing you to forget you were in London. Those cold days where the fog would have barely lifted by the time you returned from school. It was that woodland that originally made me interested in the environment.

It was that image I painted during an interview when the lecturer interviewing me asked how someone from London wanted to study an Environmental degree. I may have gotten a little carried away during said story and admitted I used to call it the fog monster. And as I got an offer, I would totally call that nailing an interview 😉

I may have been more interested in the fog outside this morning on a train to Surrey than the book I was reading.

Annmarie xoxo

connect

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Bridges act as connections overcoming obstacles, allowing you to explore areas that may have not been possible previously. It’s funny I love the look of bridges, but with my fear of heights and deep water, some bridges just make me queasy!

Annmarie xoxo

Blissful landscapes

It sounds really bad when the thing I think of immediatly as ‘bliss’ isn’t related to a human isn’t it?

Holme Nature Reserve (NWT) along the Norfolk Coast Path

Holme Nature Reserve (NWT) along the Norfolk Coast Path

Pine plantations in Thompson, Norfolk along the Peddars Way (originally a Roman road)

Pine plantations in Thompson, Norfolk along the Peddars Way (originally a Roman road)

To me I’ve always found landscapes to be the epitome of peace, be it near the sea with the waves acting as a natural metronome or in a woods with the birds singing away. I’ve always found that nature has a calming effect…except spiders, you’re not wanted in my bliss spiders.

Annmarie xoxo