Eternal Cycles

Sunset over wheat field

Sunset over wheat field – Scotland

We stood at the crossroads
Caught In the middle of twilight
Gazing across eternal Elysian Fields.

Full Moon at twilight

Full Moon at twilight – Scotland July 2013

The golden spell of the dying west
Countered by the silver moon
Grown plump and round

Wild grass at sunset

Wild grass at sunset

The grasses had drunk their fill of gold
Bowing to be released into change
Back towards the earth.

Full Moon at twilight - queen anne's lace

Full moon at twilight

While the moon drew water
Into every silver globe and sphere
Of flower and bud and seed.
Our breath broke the balance
The sun fell, the moon rose
And the cycle rolled on into eternity.

About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home on the shores of Loch Ness deep in the Scottish Highlands with my husband, my son and a couple of dogs. I love art which is here now and gone food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist and Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Highlands
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37 Responses to Eternal Cycles

  1. Those colours are just stunning – the whole feelg of the photographs is magical. What a beautiful post.

  2. Juno@rt says:

    Seonaid, thanks for sharing with us such beauty on images and words:

    While the moon drew water
    Into every silver globe and sphere
    Of flower and bud and seed.
    Our breath broke the balance
    The sun fell, the moon rose
    And the cycle rolled on into eternity.

  3. Hanna says:

    What a great post, Seonaid.
    All the best,

  4. Beautiful words and images. The light is just wonderful.

  5. Beautiful photos! The light, color, and composition are wonderful!

  6. marob23 says:

    Beautiful pictures, I can almost smell the Scottish evening freshness ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Lynne Ayers says:

    I love your camera perspective – and your verbal perspective.

    • Very kind Lynne, with the camera I tend to get down quite low. I’m often to be found crouching or lying on my belly! The words tend to come from somewhere quite deep as nature touches and stirs my soul. So glad that you enjoy the combination…..low and deep……now that’s got me thinking ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I love these summer evenings just driven home with a lovely sunset over the golden fields. Like your words and photos it really heightens the senses.

    • Couldn’t agree more, there is something so sensual about the lingering light and the ripening plants. I love watching the swifts and swallows swooping across the fields, pure joy in motion, but have yet to capture a good image ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. BP typically 130/90 … after reading this, 110/70 … you’re words and images work better than those little pills the doctor has me taking. D

    • David I think I might have to market this as blood pressure medication judging from your comments! You’re very kind, and its amazing to read that my post can have such a soothing effects. Nature it seems is our best healer ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Julie says:

    The photos are gorgeous, as always! And the title “Eternal Cycles” got me reflecting. Julie

  11. Twilight is a magical time and you’ve captured some beautiful colours and shapes! I love the phrase “While the moon drew water into every silver globe and sphere”. Very evocative ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Sarah, I feel the pull of the moon on long summer nights like this… though she has to compete hard with the lingering sun for attention… she tugs from within rather than with eyes!

  12. frizztext says:

    tiny British grass appears to be in the size of big African trees!

  13. Suzanne says:

    Lovely photos and words.

  14. Paulette says:

    Mood evoking and just lovely.

    • Thanks Paulette, what a lovely comment. As I stood at these crossroads caught between the sun and the moon I was captivated by the colours and atmosphere shifting around me.

  15. Gaye Abbott says:

    STUNNING! The cycles of the natural world reflect our own…..

  16. kcaptain77 says:

    Grand photos! I love the framing which creates the illusion that queen anne’s lace, the flowers and grass all appear to be the size of trees. As always your post cheers me in the viewing! Peace

  17. Lovely poem and pictures. I especially like the first one, it looks like a painting to me, full of peacefulness and the satisfaction of a day well spent….

  18. Mjollnir says:

    Beautiful photos here Seonaid ๐Ÿ˜€

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