Flower Friday

Summer is drawing to a close and I can already feel the chilled breath of Autumn in the air, so it had to be the sunflower today to remind me of holidays, balmy evenings, and the warmth of the sun’s rays on my skin.

We came across fields and fields of sunflowers whilst driving through France, in various stages of their life-cycles from young, proud and vibrant to dwindling and decaying.

I love to look at these giants of the flower world up close, with their gentle nodding heads turned shyly to the ground.

© Emily Hughes and searchingtosee, 2012


Contemplation by Rednaxela13
Contemplation, a photo by Rednaxela13 on Flickr.

Back from holidays! Here’s a picture of me enjoying a peaceful moment thinking and writing (I know I look miserable – I wasn’t, just deep in thought!). Hope everyone is ok, looking forward to catching up.


Sea sculptures

We spent a few days down in Devon on the coast, at my dad’s home. There was a folk festival going on, so it was bustling and lively. The weather was contrary; the sea feisty and capricious.  My son and I snuck away from the busyness for a few moments to make sea sculptures on the beach.

He found these shiny pebbles, wet and glistening from the spray.

“Gold, silver, and bronze!” He said.

*This will probably be my last post for a little while. Time for a break. I need to recharge, and renew… see you all at the end of the summer!*

© Emily Hughes and searchingtosee, 2012


© Emily Hughes and searchingtosee, 2012


Technicolours light up the stage, and the excitement rises. The crowd gushes in and becomes a swirl of glow bands; a jostle of cameras, phones and flailing body parts. We scream and shout and sing and cheer, moving to the beat, surging in time with the swell of the crowd.

Sometimes, you just need to let go.


Some of the fantastic, frenzy-inducing performances at the Truck festival were:

British Sea Power
The Mystery Jets
Tim Minchin
Temper Trap

© Emily Hughes and searchingtosee, 2012

Flower Friday

© Emily Hughes and searchingtosee, 2012


There are moments when being in a crowd is almost spiritual.

Watching. Listening. Coming Together.



A shared sense of wonder.

© Emily Hughes and searchingtosee, 2012

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