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Come Sit By Me A While : Enlightening Moments.

Updated on June 6, 2013
Erin and Val's garden.
Erin and Val's garden. | Source

Good morning my friends and what a wonderful morning it is !!!!

Sun shining ;garden blooming and enlightening moments !!!!

Since my very first day with you all on here which is over three years ago now I have grown as a writer and a person.

My writing was limited to articles ; short stories and rhyming poetry.

Today I delve deeper when I am in creating mode ;which seems to be most of the time lately ha ha..

I write poetry in Haiku ,Rictameter,Freeverse and Acrostic.

I have also becoming a fanatical photographer maybe not world class but good enough for me and how I love sharing them all with you.

Then slowly but surely I have been bitten by the crafty bug!!!

This week has seen me totally immersed and almost addicted to creating Collages from my photos.

Hence this wonderful image and quote I found on Facebook.

I have always been the world's worst in lacking self confidence; not believing in myself and playing down any gifted traits. However we owe it to ourselves to believe!!

I have had so many wonderful comments for my photography and Collages but I was drawn down the road of yesteryear once again ;if only for a few moments;

"Anyone can point a camera and take a photo.!!"


"It's the apps that I use that create the collages for me !!!"

I am not blowing my own trumpet at all but have to stress that we are all gifted in one way or another but like me there must be so many of you out there who due to being belittled by so many throughout your lives simply do not believe in yourselves ; in your self worth and in your talents.

I was told by parents that I was not good at anything ; then for 26 years repeatedly told by my abusive ex that I was again no good at anything ;actually his favourite phrase was that I was f.............up like the rest of my family !!!

Today I say all this with a self satisfied smile on my face ; where am I today and what did any of them achieve ????

I need say no more!!!

So please to you all you non-believers out there :-

"Stand up and in strong faith show the world who you are and how talented you are !!" "Believe in yourselves and allow that self worth to blossom."

Whenever I spend time immersed totally in all of Mother Nature's magical charm I fill myself with a feeling of cleansing a feeling of rejuvenation a feeling of self worth !!!!!

Right on this sunny morning gather your tea, coffee or juices and there are plates of biscuits and home made Welsh Cakes on offer today. Also for those of you who are watching the old waistline there are fat free offerings too !!!However this is what I should be eating too but I think I shall begin that diet tomorrow !!!The shame is tomorrow never comes ha ha ha!!!

As I told you all the other day I am in the midst of creating another "Step Back In Time " story using the photos we took when on holiday but haven't had time to complete it yet so I thought that I would share some of my photos from Sherwood Forest but not the ones concerning Robin Hood as I am keeping them just for that particular hub.

I hope you enjoy !!!!


A wondrous image

Birds on the wing so cherished

Cruel wars to end.


Such serenity

Much beauty to understand

Home amidst despair.


There lies a great truth

Many prayers to be answered

Hope and faith prevail.


With a happy heart

footsteps echo

that skipping


to taste

to cherish

to treasure.

Songbird's charm

adding magical


to aid in

facing up to a love

from deep writhing.

A love so strong

so wondrous;

a warmth like no other

compared to the cocoon of a feathered nest.

The forest's heart

invites with such wondrous awe

all to her bosom

to feel


to find a love

of unconditional worth.


Each note

seeped in happiness,



in abundance

playing with a sweet lightness;

dancing with the breeze above.

To head for home

glistening with hearts and jewels;

sparkling with hope

Immersed in faith

filled with love

so true

so unconditional

so eternal.


Each leaf a moment

Branches are wondrous footings

The root of great love.


Each fresh prayer answered

Despair turned to golden love

Sprinkled with dewdrops.


A warm sun-filled glen

Paved with the sweetness of life

Nature's bright jewels.


The pain of great loss

The truth now so crystal clear

That soothing cool balm.



of Mother Nature's

emerald green kingdom.................


of a happy

golden yellow future.....................

skies of deep

heartfelt promises

blue magical wonders.......................


those dewdrops


from heaven..........................


soft images

of wondrous souls


The Famous Major Oak.


Hope fills each brave heart

Faith a wondrous foundation

Love a blossom true.


I accept my world so true

I expect each new dawn; each new era; sometimes tinged with sadness

I appreciate my beautiful world; my family and all my dear friends.


A feather soft kiss

sweetness filled breath

plays on my heartstrings

my world

my paradise.


For every lost soul

a flower will grow;

with each new dawn

Self belief will flow.


Above each storm

and lightening's glow

Through a rainbow

Self belief will flow


From each sad prayer

Happiness will grow;

From deep in your heart

Self belief will flow.

My first collage from my Sherwood Forest photos.


Well I hope that you all enjoyed this visit and would like to leave you with this thought.

Not only look out for your own way forward but reach out to others also and help them on their way.

Some sincere words of praise can go a very long way !!!

Here's to wishing you all a wonderful day and lots of love from my little corner of Wales until next time.



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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Aww thank you Suzy and I now look forward to reading many of your hubs also. Have wonderful weekend. Eddy.

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      Suzy 4 years ago

      Everyone is gifted but some never open the package - I loved that quote. And your pictures are lovely.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much my dear friend Pearl ; your care and support has been nothing short of inspiration itself and I also thank YOU dearly for this : we have a shared love of nature and each understands the other .

      Your obvious love of Mother Nature's gems also warms my heart and here's to a long time to come of hub sharing and most importantly of great friendship.

      Thank you so very much again Pearl and have a wonderful day.

      Lots of love fro my little corner of Wales.


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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh thank you Susie for this wonderful, kind and caring comment. Today as I tell my story I do have that feeling of self satisfaction .

      Your words mean so much and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.


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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Rasma for your care and support. This comment as always is greatly appreciated.


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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Eddy,

      Such a talent you are and doing what you love shines. Love your photos which really do tell a story with your lovely prose . I am so glad you fought those who constantly put you down and found the strength and courage to believe in yourself just as many here do! Congrats my friend, votes, shares have a lovely weekend (Sunday !)

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much deb and here's wishing you a wonderful day.


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. This was fantastic. Love the pics. Passing this on.

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      Connie Smith 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      Dear Eddy, 'warmth flows from the center of the forest', what a wonderful idea. . .and so true. I have never understood people who are cruel, or who revel in saying cruel things or who hurt other people physically or otherwise. Are they so stupid that they cannot come up with anything better to do or say?

      I am so glad you escaped that life, and found a brand new one in which to flourish and share your many talents with we who are lucky enough to know you. Your photos and collages are brilliant, and I always look forward to enjoying your lovely and wise poetry. It fills me with images and joyful feelings I cannot find anywhere else ;) Pearl

      Voted Up+++ and Pinned

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Beautiful poetry and beautiful photos. Creativity can only be appreciated by others that have creativity in their veins.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much my dear friend and yes I am looking forward immensely to setting up a page with you. Up up and away we go !!!!!!!Lots of love.


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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

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      for each and every comment.

      I cannot thank you all enough ; apart from my not very often gripes about certain things on here HubPages is such a special place and I cannot stress enough just how much you all mean to me ; I have at times spent a little time at other sites but this one to me is HOME.

      Thank you all from the bottom of my heart and I send all my love from my little corner of Wales. Enjoy your weekends to one and all; the sun is beaming down here so I am out with my cuppa and magazine for a little while.


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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Reading your introduction was sad but also encouraging as you experienced so much pain in the past and nevertheless grew stronger. My parents have always put me down, too and now they have broken off contact. Fortunately, I have a wonderful husband and two amazing little children who give me love and power.

      I really loved your hub from the beginning, the quote, the poetry and the pictures. Everything is wonderful and inspirational. You are a great talent and I'm glad you share your talent with us.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      So sad to grow up that way and to be married to someone who always puts you down, but you have shown us time and again just how special and talented you are. I had similar experiences, but isn't it great to feel good about yourself now! You are a uniques and talented lady. Up and awesome!

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Your little corner of the world in Wales is beautiful and I love seeing these awesome pictures. Your talent is great.

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      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Beautiful!!!!! You truly are an amazing person! If I am ever homeless ~~~I am coming to live in your beautiful world... smiles ... voting up and sharing...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Partner - you got talent oozing from every pour - don't anyone tell you different! People who need to tear you down - are lacking in self confidence - and see the strength within you! The strongest folks get the most push-back as they annoy the weak!

      These pictures are incredible and i can't wait for your hub about robin hood! I find it sooooo exciting, Eddy - the historic places you are able to visit - and share with us!

      love you and will chat very soon..

      HEY - do your talents include setting up a 'page' for us?

      sharing on of course

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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      Eiddwen.....Even though your words of thought were awesome...your photos told the story....peace, tranquility , solitude, an ambiance which far surpassed any emotion of mankind. I am a " weed by choice "..

      ( my avatar ) weeds being my metaphor for " survivors " of life ...awesome hub...seize the day my friend !

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      So beautiful and inspiring!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

      What wonderful words you have used here, dear Eddy. They can only be equaled by your amazing photos.

      You are one talented lady and l enjoyed this very much.

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Eddy... you are such a sweet, caring and compassionate soul. What an awesome hub this is... I have to tell you girl we just love you so much... thank you for blessing us each time you write.

      Hugs and Blessings from Canada

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      professionalhub 4 years ago from Pakistan

      very beautiful,we can learn a lot from mother nature.Let the nature be our teacher

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Lovely, lovely poems and photos. I think self-doubt has something to do with being Celtic - but that is how you are so creative, too. Look on the sunny side and the shadows fade away. Just love your work. God bless you.

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Beautiful pictures and write Eddy. I love that kettle on a stove! The steam and the forest atmosphere!

      Thank you for sharing this with us. Hope you are enjoying the Summer :-)

      Voted up and sharing!

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend i always save your article for last so after reading them i can leave feeling awesome. Thanks for all these great photos and word of encouragement i have enjoyed them and your poems are a delight.

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Your words mean a great deal Eric so thank you over and over.

      Enjoy your day too.


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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Wonderful words Billy and as always greatly appreciated.

      Have a wonderful day my dear friend.

      Lots of love


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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh so glad you are enjoying my hubs Graham what a nice comment and I can assure you it is so appreciated.

      Take care


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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much kidscrafts your words mean so much as always. Lots of love rom Wales.


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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Eddy, what an artist!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a grand adventure in Sherwood for being good enough, I have been there before and I don't plan on returning. I am as good as I allow myself to be, and today I grant myself permission to fly with the angels. :)

      Have a marvelous day my friend, and thanks for the visit.



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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Eddy. Thank you for another lovely hub. I am finding that I save reading your hub until I have a coffee break. It is so much nicer enjoying it in your garden on the bench under the trees.


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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much as always too Janine and here's to wishing you a wonderful day.

      Lots of love.


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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      You are so welcome Faith and your comment mean so very much. I think it is important to share myself because at least people then know that I have done it and will feel it is in their grasp also.

      Have a great day.


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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Dear Eddy, What a great quote you have on the top of this hub! "Everyone is gifted, but some people never open their package." I will keep that one for sure. Like you, I was told that I was good in nothing by my parents but contrary to you, I am lucky enough to have a wonderful, respectful and kind husband.

      May be you and I took some time to "open our packages" ;-) I think that unfortunatelly, the words of the past come to haunt us from time to time and it shouldn't because than we do it to ourself.

      Great pictures of your last trip! What a magical place to visit!

      Thanks for sharing!

      Have a great day!


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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Absolutely beautiful as always Eddy and do hope you are having a wonderful day now. Send love again, voted up and shared all over!! :)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Always lovely to read your writing and see your lovely photos and imagery in the mornings. Great way to start one's day no doubt.

      Also, thanks for sharing about yourself.

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper