Friday, May 05, 2006

Welcome Travellers!

As you approach over the rise through
the trees you will see the Hermitage,
and your room will be waiting for you.
You will know it instantly, with the
covers of the bed drawn back,
fresh with lavender sprigs and every
luxury for the weary traveller.
Your window will have a
brilliant view, and you will see
the hospitality never ends, as the
kitchen is open 24 hours a day. There is
a cypress tree grove by the sea, an
enchanted garden, and loads of rehearsal space as well...
Welcome from the Hermitage Regions.


At 8:28 AM, Blogger Vi Jones said...

Oh, Monika, I do love pathways--paths, steps, and doorways. I enjoy looking at photographs and art that lead me into a scene, and you do so well at leading. Your photographs stir the imagination.

One of the pictures on the wall of my Hobbit's Hole shows old stone steps leading up to a closed door. On each side of the steps, there are carved urns and pots filled with flowering plants. The scene could be Greek or Spanish, but it lends just enough mystery that sometimes, when I'm relaxing my eyes from the monitor, I'll lean back and follow the steps to the door wonder about whay lies beyond. I never get tired of looking at it.

By the way of explanation, my Hobbit's Hole is what I call my study, which on the outside, is nothing more than a shed. Inside though, it is my room of dreams. It's air conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter. It's furnished tastefully with my oak computer desk, a couple of chairs, and bookcases--three of them--all crammed with my favorite books. I have decorated the walls with some of my favorite pictures; one of Mount Rainier, one of a Norman style church in Wales, one of an English Village street scene, and one of my lovely foggy, Oregon, which I miss so much.

Sorry, I wandered on some, away from the subject at hand. And the subject is to say again, what wonderful photographic talent you have. Your pictures are gorgeous. You know your subject matter and have the talent to show it off.


At 4:48 AM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

Vi, I loved reading this. And I am so pleased. Pathways are fascinating, and the sense of adventure. The Hobbit Hole sounds like a brilliant place to work. You never know what will happen once the imagination fires itself, and it has been proven to be very healthy in many ways!:-)

At 8:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds so lovely and thank you for the welcome

At 10:18 PM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

Welcome indeed! Make the most of the surroundings and enjoy your adventure:-)


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