Sunday, 30 October 2011

In the mists and magic.................


Surfing in the waves..............

sea-weeds 

A magical house..........


and  gardens.

Hidden windows....

the trees reach in through the door.............

do the woodland creatures live here...........

and do they tip toe into the cottage in the night...............




We have just arrived back from a wonderful weekend  away to celebrate Samhain...the weather was appropriately atrocious and the rain has lashed down for days..... but our cottage was cosy with log fires and  warm wool blankets and the laughter of friends.........those no longer with us and those we can still hug. We remember and love them all...Happy Samhain, and a Happy Celtic New Year.
Love Lynn xxxx 

31 comments:

jan said...

Love your photos, very atmospheric!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

You've got me mesmorized by the sea. That photo of your coast looks so similar to my beloved Northern California pacific coast. The photos of the sea cottage are mysteriously magical! I love this post!!! ox

Oyster Bridge & Co said...

Beautiful photographs, I especially love the peeling blue paint with the ivy creeping up it, some wonderful textures you have captured in your images.x

Jema☽⚪☾Rose said...

Looks really charming...

Happy Samhain my friend!

Hugs, Jenny

said...

so very beautiful and atmospheric

i particularly love the 2nd pic
there is something wonderful about that grey and the mustardy-green

warmest hugs x

Salina said...

A truly magical post. Thankyou.:)

Kay said...

it sounds like a wonderful time...the photos are fabulous and that cottage suitably spooky for all hallows!!x

WolvesAtTheDoor said...

Hallelujah! I would've moved in!!! You notice all the things I would! I just wrote a love song an included a line about an old tree coming into an old house, couldn't believe it when I saw that picture! And that floral glass on the window is to die for! I was expecting to see a ghostly figure emerge in your window shots, how glorious! (if you didn't catch my drift - LOVE this post!)

Elaine said...

Beautiful! Sometimes I welcome the rain. Gives me an excuse to stay in and just relax.

Sounds like a wonderful time!

Anna at the Doll House said...

I am so thrilled to learn that you are celebrating the Celtic Samhain, having just been teaching Norwegians about the ancient origins of what we call Halloween today.

Your pictures of lichen roses and seaweeds and the abandoned house and beautifully atmospheric.

Anna

Gail said...

Perfect pictures for halloween , so atmospheric and interesting.... brrrr the photo of the sea ...quite stormy !!
Happy Celtic New Year !
Gail x

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Everyone has already said it but, your photographs have such an atmosphere to them Lynn....I love that cottage just the way it is and I hope that it doesn't get bought by someone who will then put double glazed windows in and ruin it !!!!
Sounds as if you had a wonderful time away....there is nothing better that good friends, food and sharing memories, all cosy around the fire, with the weather raging outside.
Happy Samhain Lynn.Lets hope that we've had a good harvest.Hope that you are feeling well. XXXX

flowers on my table said...

Ooh quite spooky Lynne. Wonderful atmospheric photos, letting your imagination do the rest. Glad you had a lovely trip.

Thankyou so much for your lovely comments, I am so thrilled to have inspired such a talented lady! Love to you, Linda x

Michelle said...

What a truly magical post you've shown us on this Samhain. Your photos and words always transport me, as if I was there at that moment too.. looking in and seeing the beauty in the crumbling walls, peeling windows and hearing the roar of the dark sea.

It was a perfect thing to read on the most magical day of the year..and totally set the mood for today.. so thank you.

Blessings to you and yours at Samhain x Michelle x

miniacollection said...

Happy Samhain!
I think the atmosphere fo your photos are perfect for this celebration.
Such beautiful photos!
Geneviève

Lesley Austin said...

Perfectly lovely, Lynn. So gorgeous.
The blue paint with the leaves and bits of vine clinging looked like an interior to me at first...like earthy, three-dimensional wallpaper.

I am grateful for the layer you added to this rainy, quiet All Hallow's Eve.

Pixie said...

....i love ivy, always seems to turn up when a house is fading.
Pixie x

Poppy said...

Breathtaking pictures Lynne! I’ve looked at them over and over again.

Lou xxx

Elna said...

The photos looks like taking from a dream. Beautiful.

Regards from Sweden

Purpletreebird said...

I love the close-up photos of nature making beautiful patterns over the painted blue wood of the house! It sounds and looks as though you had a wonderful time away. :)
Jess xx

flowers on my table said...

Hi Lynne, thankyou so much for your lovely words, they mean a lot to me, Love Linda x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

What a gorgeous gorgeous place - so magical....

Sarah xXx

vicki said...

Dearest Lynn- these pictures have so much character- they tell a story all by themselves. You have captured the spirit of this special place do beautifully. They are truely incredible-- the weathered blue is fabulous!!
Hugs-
Vicki

Twiggy said...

Absolutely beautiful photos, I would make a montage and pop them on the wall - love the first one particularly.
twiggy x

Twiggy said...

Absolutely beautiful photos, I would make a montage and pop them on the wall - love the first one particularly.
twiggy x

Country Rabbit said...

lovely post so enjoyed the eeeery but beautiful cottage and the crashing waves among the rocks ;0)
The beautiful painting on the previous posting is just so stunningly lovely, kazzy x

Birgit said...

Wow, das sind tolle Fotos. Ich höre die Türen und Fenster quietschen und den Wind pfeifen. Die Fotos leben richtig.

Lieben Gruß
Birgit

Marge said...

Thank you for your friendly comment to me ♥
You have very lovely blog! I like it very much:)
Have a nice evening and "see" you again:)
Marge from Finland

Rustic Vintage Country said...

I love that house and your photos. Hello from a new follower!

Hannah said...

I really need to get away to the see soon! Living in a land locked place can start to make you crave the crashing of the waves!

Anonymous said...

I love this post. Thank you!

Sue