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Monday, July 17, 2006

Introducing "The Fens"



Hi, from the Fens here in Cambridgeshire UK, a truly beautiful place to live...

My life beats along to the sound of birds whistling and the dull drumming of tractors carving their deep grooves into the flat fields. My views span for miles and when the sun sets it creates, what can only be described as, art upon the huge sky that consumes over two thirds of the landscape around me.
At night it turns the deepest of blacks and fills with the brightest stars, like diamonds scattered over the finest black silk, the air still...silent....with only the flash of an owls wings for company.
There is a true sense of freedom here, no obstructions in view....a place to stretch, to reach, to breathe...to dream!

Winter brings with it cutting winds that test the oldest of trees and structures.. aswell as ones sanity. The days pass too quickly and, at the same time, the months seem never ending. Darkness shrouds each passing hour and daylight becomes the butterfly you chase but cannot seem to net.

A full calendar, a real Summer, Spring, Autumn and Winter where the ground changes, the skies rage and the climate informs you of the earths natural transitions. A place where you can judge the month by the machinery in the fields and the wildlife's activities.

On first sight, one may see the fens as nothing more than a palette of brown, blue and green, flat, unattractive...boring? I have had the luxury of being able to look more than once upon this wonderful landscape and with each cast of my eye I find another reason to fall in love with it.


"There are times to cultivate and create, when you nurture your world and give birth to new ideas and ventures. There are times of flourishing and abundance, when life feels in full bloom, energized and expanding. And there are times of fruition, when things come to an end. They have reached their climax and must be harvested before they begin to fade. And finally of course, there are times that are cold, and cutting and empty, times when the spring of new beginnings seems like a distant dream. Those rhythms in life are natural events. They weave into one another as day follows night, bringing, not messages of hope and fear, but messages of how things are. "
- Chogyam Trungpa

22 comments:

MrsSnowy said...

Best wishes with your blog. It's off to a wonderful start.
ciao
robyn

Anita said...

Thankyou Robyn!

Susan Borgas said...

Welcome to the world of Blogging Anita. :D

Caren said...

Wow Anita what can I say. I enjoyed your introduction and I thought it was a nice way to reflect the world around us, and makes me want to look at it from the beauty that you capture it with your words and your art. I think your art is also amazing, again you always capture it with such passion and thought. I wish you all the best in your new blog
Caren xxx

Anita said...

Susan thankyou for the warm welcome.

Anita said...

Caren - So pleased you enjoyed my first entry.
Thankyou so much for returning to leave your kind, descriptive feedback, it is much appreciated!

Vicki said...

Well Done Anita! You know that I used to live near you and the landscape in the fens is stunning but I prefer the mountains! Will follow your progress!

Vicki x

Diahn said...

Hi Anita!

Welcome to the grand world of blogging! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Mary said...

Hi Nitsa! I'm mlelevier at WC Your blog and your painting are very appealing. I love the perspective and colors in the painting.

Anita said...

Hi Vicki, thanks for popping in, glad to hear you'll be revisiting.

Bab said...

Hey Anita (boy that feels weird saying lol) I love the way you look at the world around you. You have a wonderful imagination and helps us see what you see...I've loved your work from day one and am happy to be the owner of a few pieces..ty for making my world a bit brighter!
Wabs

Anita said...

Diahn, how lovely to see your name here...Thankyou!

Anita said...

Hi Mary, thankyou for the positive feedback on my painting and for visiting my new blog.

Joanne said...

Hi Anita,
Great blog i look forward to visiting regulary and following your progress, Keep up the great work.
Joanne.

wabbitt said...

Very nice introduction. Your descriptive words paint as beautiful a picture as your paintings.

The next trick is to keep it regularly updated.

Deadsam said...

wow nice I like your style of writting. and the extra by chogyam trungpa is extremely nice :)

Anita said...

Hiya Bab!...I am so pleased you made it over here and enjoyed your visit.
You've been there from the start of my journey haven't you!...Three years of encouragement and honesty, both have meant the world to me - Thankyou!

Anita said...

Joanne, so pleased you enjoyed your time here enough to want to come back...Thanks for stopping by!

Anita said...

Thankyou Wabbitt...How true, I plan to try!

Anita said...

Deadsam, appreciate your visit and your kind words - Thankyou!

everydayjsj said...

Wow Anita..this is spectacular!!

Anita said...

Hi Everydayjsj!
Thankyou for visiting and leaving your kind comment!