March 02, 2012

Spring is in the air

At longest last I feel signs of Spring in the air as March appears
so lovely to see lighter evenings & misty mornings again
I am feeling as mad as a March Hare, so much to do so little time!
Paintings to paint for an exhibition, a vegetable patch to start, 
a pile of sewing, books waiting to be read, hmm where to begin!
A walk is always a good place to start dont you think?
 To breathe in the deepest lung fulls of pure inspiration!
Walking in our woods i spy knots of wood & twisted roots,
delicate lace like skeletons of leaves & entwined branches,
all the inspiration of Mother nature spread before my eyes.
It reminds me of the symmetry of the celtic knotwork i so love.

So March is here & there are new treasures to discover,
 the clocks will go ticking forward & there is Spring Equinox.
Very soon we will be tiptoing through bluebells in the woods!
What do you love about March?

22 comments:

  1. Beautifiul images. I love all the photos - is that a new little puppy in the family? I love seeing the branches that truly do look like the knots. And those stones, oh my! Your tree is lovely. Happy March! We had a big snow storm today, so its feeling a lot more wintry than your photos.

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  2. Your tree is magnificent Ruthie! LOVE it. Hmmm. Do you ever sell originals? : )
    Hugs, Penny

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  3. I saw the Groam House museum a few years ago - quite by accident too. I think the George Bain exhibition there may be permanent.
    Funny you should mention this but Gail and me stumble on a wee exhibition by him in Edinburgh just a couple of weeks ago ( http://www.nationalgalleries.org/media/files/george_bain_press_release.pdf ).
    I can see how his work could tie into your's quite well.

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  4. Lovely, lovely post this Friday morning Ruthie! Your painting is just stunning, so intricate. Spring is definitely stirring here, I love the early morning birdsong in March (or should I say cacophony??) - it reminds you to keep faith, Spring and warmer days will soon be here. ~Siobhan xo

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  5. Valerianna - that is Poppy, she looks tiny there, 8months old & a bundle of joy now! Happy March to you too treasure. Ooh snow storms, I guess I am able to thing of them longingly as Im sat here in mild weather lol! x

    Penny, thank you sweetie! I do indeed sell my originals, mostly on my website, though I am thinking of adding some to Etsy, I wasn’t sure if it would work out though. This one has been ear-marked already, but I am about to embark on another similar piece if you are interested ;-)

    Sandy – sigh, how did I miss that exhibition! Did they have much of his work? Oh well at least the exhibition in Gram is always there, I shall have to manage another visit one day! You do discover such loveliness ;-)

    Siobhan – I love the sound of the birds too! We were listening to a buzzard calling out over our heads & soaring free, beautiful. Fingers crossed for warmer days x

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  6. Your blog posts are always a treat for the eyes Ruthie :)
    And yesterday, even though we were only in the warmth of the car, the sun was all golden & hazy & made me feel like spring was definitely on it's way! *sighs*
    xxx

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  7. Oh, Ruthie - thanks for this.

    Loving your blessing tree - and the link to the blessing audio - simply stunning. I feel truly blessed!

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  8. It's beautiful Ruthie! Your love of celtic design shines though the painting! :)
    Jess xx

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  9. hello Ruthie~
    Such a wonderful post. i love how you see patterns in our world and share them with us. Your art is gorgeous as can be!

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  10. Oh wow, that is just so beautiful....I love that Celtic Blessing.
    I love your montage of photos.
    I love Daffodils, gorgeous yellow dancing ladies...like little suns shining.x

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  11. Hey Ruthie
    Wonerful post as always. Beautiful photo's and words to match. I too love your Blessing tree so talented you are :)
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment such kind words.
    Have a great weekend.
    Blessings
    Julie xx

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  12. Oh Ruthie, what a wonderful post! Your photos are so inspirational, especially the celtic slab - what a treasure! And I LOVE love LOVE your blessing tree painting!
    Thank you for brightening my morning with this x

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  13. oh I love your painting and that blessing is lovely. Enjoyed your photos. Hugs Sara

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  14. Lovely post Ruthie, I recognize Barlocco and the Murray Isles beyond the sheep, you've been into the hills !

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  15. Gorgeous tree!!!! LOVE it and all your photos! Your world looks so magical and enchanted! Hope you are doing great! March is a little crazy here... the beautiful days are amazing and then there are strange weather and foggy days. Last night I wore a huge wool scarf to class. What I love are the unexpected flowers that bloom early. :)

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  16. Ohmygosh, those photos, that painting, that Celtic prayer...I love it all :)

    Happy March :)

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  17. So much beauty in one post Ruthie. Stunning photos, simply beautiful artwork, and I have taken the deep peace blessing as my guide for today.
    Lots of love,
    Milena

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  18. Wonderful images, uplifting, all of it, in keeping with my favourite season, and Poppy, well, she has to be the best news of all!

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  19. Oh Ruthie, I think this is my all time favorite of yours. Absolutely beautiful and I love the blessing it contains.
    Your photos always transport me...oh my, that one of the twisted tree branches. Thank you for sharing them.

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  20. This is a beautiful piece, it just shines with the spirit of peace and contentment, positively inspired!

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  21. What a lovely exhibition! I adore your Blessing Tree too. The hares are especially magical. x

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  22. I love Celtic knotwork too, the designs on the stones in your photos are beautiful. I love the words of the Celtic Blessing too. I love the textures of the trees and leaves in your photos too.

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