Words that flow...

Words and images - powerful elements of our everyday life. Most of the time we take them for granted, but sometimes something happens to make you aware of how important they are... and how thankful you are to have the opportunity to use or appreciate them. Here lies some of my words and pictures (which are untouched apart from cropping, unless I've said otherwise) - Please add your words to mine, and leave a comment. Thanks for visiting!

24 February 2007

School trip tomorrow...

...but not for me though. R's getting on the coach to London first thing in the morning (she insists 7.30am, but I can't find the letter to verify (seems a little early to me!!). She's going to the Houses of Parliment, and to walk along the embankement to somewhere (OK, I know this sounds bad, not knowing, but I really have lost the letter!)

Two of my other children have made this same trip, and really enjoyed it, so I'm guessing she will too. She's certainly excited enough! :-D

So, I'll be up at 6am, walking the dogs, and shuffling the wee lassie through the motions of getting ready early, so I'm figuring I should be asleep already, or pretty soon...

Sorry to those who commented on my last post... won't be able to look and reply until tomorrow

Until then, I'll leave you with these pics - what do you think of them? I made the heart up in the forest, and set it afloat on the lake. At first it sunk, so I cheated, and rested it on this old tree stump in the water (which I happen to find very interesting shape! :-) )

Then, when I got the picture I wanted (and, believe me, that was difficult, because bits of moss and catkins kept trying to escape, and had to be fished from the depths before they hit the mud at the bottom!), I played with the colours of the heart... I call it:

Untouched Heart

© Annelisa Christensen 11:42 pm

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At February 26, 2007 2:28 am, Blogger krystyna said...

Hi Annelisa!
Untouched Heart!
Wonderful colours of the heart! I love it!
I wish a great trip to your children and a happy week ahead to you!

At February 26, 2007 11:42 am, Blogger Queenie said...

Mmmm, the purple or the red and orange? Never have been able to make my mind up, decisions, decisions. Mind made up, I love them both. Hope everyone has a good time in London....

At February 26, 2007 12:15 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Morning Krystyna. What a palava this morning... no matter how I tried, I couldn't resist turning the alarm clock off every time it rung... In the end, I got up just before my daughter was due to go! :-S

Still, good thing was that she was wrong about when we had to be there, so (must be for the first time ever!) we were early! :-)

Which was just as well, as I had to go back home and get a new backpack, change her coat.. grab her water bottle, etc [you would think, by the fourth child I'd be a bit more organised, huh? :-) ]

At February 26, 2007 12:20 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

So, you couldn't decide between the colours, Queenie? I think my favourite's the orange... today :-)

Isn't it today you go in for your op? Good luck with it! I hope it goes smoothly...

At February 26, 2007 2:06 pm, Anonymous Brian said...

Very neat heart. :)

Hope the trip was wonderful.

At February 26, 2007 2:50 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, girlfriend AE ----- I feel a poem is burbling about your brain regarding this......I love the photo of the heart floating over the stump - which looks somewhat human in shape.......poignant to me for some reason.......don't we all long to have our hearts touched for real....not torn and splintered apart and fed to fishes......?


At February 26, 2007 2:52 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH and I just saw me pancake!!!!!! How did you know I was starving and haven't had any breakfast yet???? Girlfriend, you are the BEST!!!!!!

love you!!!
hugs and kisses
grateful kitty

At February 26, 2007 3:10 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Should've got it done for Valentines, eh Brian... but I'm a bit slow on the uptake :-)

R isn't back from her trip until nearly 7pm, so I'm betting she's going to be exhausted!

At February 26, 2007 3:31 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hey, Kitty!

Yeah, I thought it looked a bit humanoid too. I think, in the competition that Maryam's judging (the February photo competition over at The Year of Living Gorgeously) I called that one the Heart of the Wood [although I may have changed it again, I can't remember], because I thought it looked like a wooden 'body'.

I've got no room for poems in my brain at the moment, though - I've still got to come up with a story idea for my month of writing a novel!! Heeeeelp!

Maybe it's poignant because it's one of the ideas that predominates your own poetry and thoughts? Beneath the water...

The untouched heart... guess it would be kinda nice to have it given a squeeze now and then... but still laboriously piecing it together, so not too sure if it could take a lot of handling... Who knows, maybe handling would toughen it up a bit! :-D

'bout time you found the pancake! :-)

At February 26, 2007 6:17 pm, Blogger Katie McKenna said...

What creativity! I like the different colours!

At February 26, 2007 6:44 pm, Blogger steve said...

Its like the Lady of Shalot-is that right? Or leda the Swan!
great stump- i'd like to drag a Topwater lure over it some morning!

At February 26, 2007 8:02 pm, Blogger Sanni said...

WOW - I love the "Untouched Heart" pictures and these great effects.

Feels good to be back - I´m sorry for my disappearance during the last week. We´ve had kind of "full house" after our son´s christening... there wasn´t much time to do anything but cooking, serving, blahblah =)

Hope you don´t mind...

At February 26, 2007 10:22 pm, Blogger TopChamp said...

OK I'm definitely over-tired. I was looking at that picture wondering how the holly had managed to grow into a heart shape on a treestump but in the water. Doh!

At February 26, 2007 10:24 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Thanks Katie - it was fun to do as well!

Hey Steve... Isn't a shalot an onion? :-D

It's kind of an interesting stump, isn't it... as stumps go, that is :-)

I think it might frustrate your fishing trip though, if you kept getting your hook in it!

Sanni - I missed the christening? Sorry! I've been a bit wrapped up in trying to work out what the heck I'm going to write for the next month... a mote of inspiration floated past me today... and carried on floating through the living room, and up the open chimney... Ah well, maybe another one will come by before the 1st March! :-S

Of course I don't mind! It's always such a pleasure to have you visit, so if you're absent for a while... all the sweeter to have your return!

Hope you enjoy cooking! (It's not a pleasure I take any more... not since the kids battered it out of me with their fussy ways!
They're getting better all the time, but I'm still stuck in the Oh gawd, what am I going to cook tonight - everything I think of will be rejected by one or the other phase!! :-) )

At February 26, 2007 11:13 pm, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

So you're a Pond and Forest Girl now besides Sunset Queen??!!
I'm at my friend's but just popped in...seems weird to be doing this from another computer!

At February 27, 2007 12:18 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Aw, thanks MOI - that's really sweet of you to stop by, when you're out visiting!

I feel so mean, because I've been sitting here, trying to work up some ideas for a novel... I've got a germ of an idea now... just got to knock some sense into it... find the story!

And, I know I'm not going to be a very good visitor for the next month (Sorry. But it won't be because I'm not thinking of you... simply a lack of time...)

At February 27, 2007 8:10 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hey, MOI, I forgot to add... I've always been a pond and forest girl... especially the Forest bit - how I love walking or sitting with the trees thick around, by the lake, listening to the birds.... yep, if I could build a little cottage in the Forest, I'd live like the witch in Hansel and Gretal!!

At February 27, 2007 8:15 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Oh, Topchamp - I've just seen you must've posted your comment at the same time I was writing one last night, so I didn't see you'd been!

It sounds like you have a lot on your plate at the moment, so it's not surprising you're tired... but??? holly growing out of a stump in the water? You're losing it girl! :-D

Hope you got a good night's sleep!

At February 27, 2007 8:19 pm, Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Hi Annelisa,
I see you are playing with magic
so if it sinks first time round
pick it up and rest it on a log.

The oranges & reds look like a different heart, or is it just the illusion that colurs create.
If the title be "Untouched Heart"
Maybe the future motto could be:
"Colour Your Heart"

At February 28, 2007 7:57 am, Blogger TopChamp said...

Hello - just popped in to say I'm swapping internet providers may be taking an enforced break from blogging for a while!

At February 28, 2007 8:00 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Magic, Quasar? There's definately magic holding this heart afloat...or was it willpower?

Although it's the same heart, it does give different impressions in different colours, doesn't it! I like your 'Colour your Heart!' slogan - isn't there something called a 'blue heart'?

I like the untouched heart best though - it was a stroke of luck finding that holly with berries on route to the lake! That's mine alright... prickly! :-D

Which one would you be?

At February 28, 2007 3:12 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

:-D We did it again, TC- both commented at the same time!

Come back! Come back! Don't go...

Well, I guess I'm going on a kind of unenforced leave too, but I'll hopefully catch you around (are you keeping your old blog as reference? You know, a jump-point to find you? Jeez, hope my novel isn't going to be as clumsy... What I mean is, will you be leaving a link in your old blog? :-))

At February 28, 2007 10:58 pm, Blogger mystic rose said...

you made that heart?!! im incredulous..its so perfect..and the way it floated on the water..just what the world needs now, annelisa..love flowing to the shores that touch us all.

that log does have an interesting shape!

sorry wasnt coming here that often...have been sort fo quiet lately.

At March 08, 2007 7:52 pm, Blogger Tina said...


At March 09, 2007 11:00 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Thanks, Tina - the bottom right hearts for you, sweetheart!

At March 12, 2007 7:09 am, Blogger that frolicsome kid said...

Hey, you cheated! You used an old tree stump as "an elevator"! =P

Those are really interesting flowers. I never see such beautiful temperate flowers before. =)

How did you put the flowers together and clump them into heart shapes?

At March 17, 2007 9:45 pm, Blogger Twilight said...

Hi Annelisa! You're a most creative blogger...with words and hands and eyes!!! I visit your site daily reading your past blogs. Thank you.

At March 18, 2007 2:36 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Ha ha! Of course I cheated, FK!! I cheated even more than using a stump as an elevator... I also used a bit of cardboard, cut in the shape of a heart, to balance the leaves and flowers on! I was hoping to have a day when there was good cloud shapes as well, so that the heart would be surrounded by reflections of clouds in the lake... it pelted down with rain the whole time!! :-D (the best laid plans, and all that.... :-S)

Twilight - what an absolutely lovely thing to say! Really, I just like playing still... and creation comes from that, I think...

It's really nice you stop by so often - makes a girl feel real special! :-)


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