Flower for Friday

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The common daisy is one of the most familiar wildflowers in the UK. It flowers almost all year-round and is very widespread. Its flowers are used by children to make daisy chains.

“He loves me, he loves me not”

A game played by young females to find out if their love interest, loves them or not. The last petal plucked will hold the answer to the question.

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The Rowan Tree

Rowan berries

The Tree of Life

Celtic myths you bring to our lives,

The tree of life, which makes us wise.

Guarding our families from evil, your goal,

While making us brave to complete your role.

The tree of life so strong and tall,

A seasonal beauty, captivating us all.

Sue Wood


Dragonfly-watercolour and ink SW


You dart about with shimmering wings,

Across the land, where the river sings.

Soaring high and dipping low,

Seeking prey, I watch your show,

Your rhythmic flight, precise and fast,

Like an arcane dart, from a time long passed.

Sue Wood

Plumed Spectre

Plumed Spectre SW

I often hear the tawny owl calling from the conifer trees in the evening. It is such a comforting sound. It inspired me to write this poem The Plumed Spectre. Here is an excerpt.

The Plumed Spectre

A ghostly sight floats with grace,

As he passes the moons shining face.

This plumed spectre, silent and light,

Searches for prey, throughout the night.

He haunts the land with a silent glide,

Scanning the woods where he resides.

Wings of gossamer, weightless and calm,

He swoops on his prey, without causing alarm…

Sue Wood

Here is my newly published book of mindfull nature poems

Oran Uisge Wildflower Meadow

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avilable in paperback or Ebook.

Òran Uisge – Wildflower Meadow is a collection of mindful nature poems, which were inspired by time spent on the meadow situated on the banks of the river Roskhill on the Isle of Skye.

   Òran Uisge (gaelic for song of water) is a peaceful place to watch the bees and butterflies foraging for food, to enjoy fragrance from the wildflowers which fills the air and to listen to the abundance of songbirds. The river flows gently towards the sea, ceaselessly providing us with the tranquil sound of its journey. The meadow changes constantly as the seasons turn.

   These poems are written in an evocative way to allow the reader to experience the effects nature has on our senses and mood. Whether it is the warm breeze touching our skin, the scents from orchids ascending through the air, the song of a skylark overhead, the sight of dark clouds with the threat of Summer rain or the taste of the blackberry harvest. Òran Uisge is a perfect environment to lose yourself in nature and in the moment. Full of colourful images of paintings, drawings and photographs of nature

    Òran Uisge wildflower meadow was the inspiration for me to write this second poetry book. The collection includes; Midsummer Night, Summer Rain, The Call from the Wild and The Dance of the Barn Owls.

“Freefall into nature and embrace it,

A true companion for life”


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