Details of Country Life

The Country Cottage, England www.bluemesablog.com

In a house heated only by a coal stove and wood fire, surrounded by acres of woodland and rolling farmland, where the only sounds are of logs being split or frost underfoot, and the only movement is that of passing pheasants, a cat’s languid stretch, or the turn of a book’s page, you begin to notice details. An old book resting on a windowsill, a teacup on the table, or a lantern lit at night become scenes of profound beauty as your gaze grows attune to minutiae. The simple act of making tea or taking a bath takes on a ritualistic significance, and a mere country walk is transformed into a journey of epic proportions.

The Country Cottage, England www.bluemesablog.com

The Country Cottage, England www.bluemesablog.com

The Country Cottage, England www.bluemesablog.com

The Country Cottage, England www.bluemesablog.com

The Country Cottage, England www.bluemesablog.com

The Country Cottage, England www.bluemesablog.com

The Country Cottage, England www.bluemesablog.com

The Country Cottage, England www.bluemesablog.com

2 thoughts on “Details of Country Life

    1. I couldn’t agree more. It’s harder to do in cities, with loud sounds, unpleasant smells and too many distractions, but not impossible. I think moments of observation can always be found in the peace of the morning, over a cup of tea, by the fireside, window sill, or by changing your perspective slightly. You just have to take the time to pause and actually look.

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