Zoe, our family dog, once Siobhan's dog. 2022 Zoe 2022. Zoe and me cuddles. 2022. I lie beside my canine friend And stare up into the canopy of my private bower Watching butterflies flitter-flutter And birds sounding like squeaky dog toys. Leaves quiver shiver In the hot autumn breeze. I cuddle our family dog Taking … Continue reading How do we say goodbye?
In my opinion... Far more important than it's appearance is the scent of the rose; compared to it's colour or shape scent invites me in. It's scent makes all the difference: so too the scent of a friendship or romance, it's essence is more alluring and captivating than mere actions and appearances. Love, trust, patience … Continue reading Love’s bloom
Roses on the roadside in Elgin, by Morag Noffke. Roses, roses, roses.My overwhelming memory of driving through the orchards in Elgin and Grabouw was of all the roses. The rose is one of my favorite flowers and they felt and looked so abundant lining streets. We were on the lookout for a private airfield that … Continue reading Elgin and Grabouw
Last weekend Derek and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary. We decided to look for self-catering so that it was easier to social distance and we found a lovely cottage on Belfield Farm In Elgin, Boland (Western Cape – South Africa). You can see a lovely slide show of the farm here We had a … Continue reading 34th Wedding Anniversary
Wellwood Caldwell Armstrong, 1969Morag's drawing 1969This was the house we lived in, in Hout Bay, Western Cape. Clown by WC Armstrong, 1968Clown by Morag Armstrong 1968 As it is Father’s day I would like to wish all the fathers a very happy day. I hope you feel cherished. I was also thinking about my father. … Continue reading Fathers make an impact
I lost you to a screen Just your face can be seen But no more body language Silent cues Body ticks And energy...Now we experience "lost connection" As the internet lags Or batteries fail
I realize it is also an integral part of writing to have an audience and I am very appreciative of everyone of you.
Said more plainly there are many erogenous zones on the body; the skin is a huge playground. If you want to enlarge your experience you must invest time and effort to explore these zones in a relaxed and light hearted way.
How do we bridge the gap Created by anxiety or anger The emotions that ripple-effect Pushing back I can’t reach or won’t reach Till I resolve to make a way Coming forwards Owning my baggage Acknowledging the impact on you Only as we want to work together no ifs' or buttes Only as we let … Continue reading Together we bridge the gap.
It was a steep learning curve setting up camp in the half dark not knowing where anything was: you could hear my very ill-tempered mutterings from within the lug-boxes, 'I can’t find anything'... 'where are the matches?' as I frantically waded through eating utensils, pots and food.