Where I dwell.. In Peace..

 

Hills of Derbyshire Peak

Hills of Derbyshire Peak

I enjoyed reconnecting to the place I grew up in. The Derbyshire Peak District. on May Day. Even though I have now lived away from this beautiful place for more years than I lived there, I still consider it home.

We had a wonderful Lunch at an old haunt of ours called the Barrel Inn..

Barrel Inn

Barrel Inn

This old pub is dated from 1597, it often gets cut off in the snow pictures Here  And I would roam the hills as a child with no thoughts of the dangers as there are today.  Below is a poem I wrote a while ago, but I thought it went well with the photo’s I have taken recently.. I hope you enjoy.. 

  

Peace it the place I dwell..

Up in the mountains… casting a spell

Of tranquil bliss, where Eagles soar

Away from man’s roar..

The Hills around where I grew up.

The Hills around where I grew up, the view from the Barrel Inn

Peace is the heart of natures Bliss

A rivers tears and dewdrop kiss

A leaf that floats across the sky

The smell of Earth, I ask her why

Wild Primroses

Wild Primroses

I feel her lonely heartbeat score…

I close my eyes……I feel Peace.. And More…

Peace is the quiet breath in early morn

When one opens your eyes to early dawn

Spring Lambs

Spring Lambs

When shadows no longer hold the dark

But when Peace is filled in Dawns red Heart..

Listen to the song of early light

When birds rise bringing their delight

Into a Day they worry not how to survive

But they Sing their joy as on wings they dive

Peace is the closed eyelids of a babies sleep

A mother’s love in whose arms she keeps

them tight and safe within slumbered dreams

I close my eyes…. I feel Peace … And More….

Bamford Wier

Bamford Wier A Painting of Mine.

Peace is the sweep of artists brush

As colours create the mountain hush

As clouds roll by on heavens sky

Peace is the shooting star that falls from high

But the best of these is as you close your eyes

As you hear the silence of your inward sighs

Listen now to the Peace within

as your mind is emptied of cutter and din

For I close my eyes ….

I feel Peace….

And More……………………..

© Sue Dreamwalker – 2012 -2015 All rights reserved.

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  1. Trini Lind
    May 03, 2015 @ 16:49:53

    Oh, Sue!!! It is beautiful!!! and so peaceful!!! 🙂 ❤ Thank you so very much for sharing this! ❤

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  2. litebeing
    May 03, 2015 @ 16:57:30

    Sue, I think you carry this magickally lovely place in your heart so it has blended into the fabric of your being. Such a lovely piece for Beltane.

    Thanks for sharing it here and love love love your painting too ❤

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 04, 2015 @ 13:21:23

      Yes this place and the surrounding villages are embedded firmly into my heart Linda.. I would like one day to return to live, but the properties are so expensive.. That is why we had to move when we first got married.. Not enough homes and far too expensive.. Many cottages now being bought up by the elite for holiday second homes.. Sad.. For at one time I could name every single person and family in our village.. Now they are full of strangers who many only come at weekends.. .. Thank you about my painting, this too is in Derbyshire.. I did it from a postcard I bought.

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  3. Writing to Freedom
    May 03, 2015 @ 17:27:57

    Wonderful poem Sue and what a beautiful pastoral area to grow up in! I bet your nature connection started early. Thanks for being a keeper of the peace and nature guardian. 🙂

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 04, 2015 @ 13:26:25

      Bless you Brad.. Yes I grew up a country bumpkin I am sure.. learning early on from my Granddad and Father how to grow our own food, and foraging for wild berries, nuts, and mushrooms… Our main meal of the week would be rabbit which my dad would catch.. ( I couldn’t eat a rabbit today ) but without that times were pretty lean for a family of 7. We were never indoors.. always outside. Helping the local farmer, Dad would also do stone walling in his spare time away from the Limestone Quarry.. Many thanks Brad for you lovely comment.. 🙂

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  4. Rajagopal
    May 03, 2015 @ 17:46:03

    Glad, Sue, to see the Derbyshire hills and note that you reconnect with your haven of childhood nostalgia. What a perfect birthday get-away…God bless… Raj.

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  5. Maria F.
    May 03, 2015 @ 17:52:04

    I love your Nature poems; thanks for sharing the beautiful animals and your beautiful painting!

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 04, 2015 @ 13:29:15

      Thank you Maria.. I still have to share the Orchid with you which is still in perfect flower weeks after it came into bloom again.. Its in my archive just waiting for the chance to share it. 🙂 Hugs Sue xx

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  6. Hariod Brawn
    May 03, 2015 @ 18:01:38

    They say home is where the heart is Sue, and your heart is in a very beautiful place.

    Hariod ❤

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  7. prenin
    May 03, 2015 @ 19:10:13

    Love the poem and the pictures hun! 🙂

    I always felt safe on my grandparent’s farm, so I have many fond memories! 🙂

    Love and hugs! 🙂

    Prenin.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 04, 2015 @ 13:43:29

      Yes I think our Grandparents are in many of our memories.. I hope I create lots for my granddaughter to remember also .. Hope your having a Peaceful Bank Holiday Monday Prenin? xx ❤

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      • prenin
        May 04, 2015 @ 16:46:08

        Hi Sue! 🙂

        Yes, it has been a quiet weekend and I am now pushing the clock so I can be awake when Sarah and Martin get married! 🙂

        It’s not until June 6th, so I have plenty of time! 🙂

        Love and hugs!

        Prenin.

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  8. Julianne Victoria
    May 03, 2015 @ 19:29:06

    Beautiful! ❤

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  9. Visionkeeper
    May 03, 2015 @ 19:51:03

    Great words DW. So well said. The photos were glorious! Such a beautiful space.My dad was born in Surrey and I have looked through many photos from there and it too is gorgeous…Enjoy it all and have a great week ahead….VK ❤

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 04, 2015 @ 13:47:23

      I remember you saying he was from England.. Surrey is also a lovely place.. Today the Allotments have had some attention, as the rain yesterday meant it ideal to plant out a few veggies which have been in the cold frames.. 🙂 Today the Sun is shining.. You too enjoy your week VK.. 🙂 Hugs ❤

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  10. suzicate
    May 03, 2015 @ 20:11:11

    What beautiful, peaceful countryside! This appears a lovely place to grow up and continue to call home. Blessings to you!

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  11. sophiaschildren
    May 03, 2015 @ 20:27:38

    Mmm, this is so lovely, Sue. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos and your poem, to give us a sense of place.

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  12. Dalo 2013
    May 04, 2015 @ 00:02:12

    Beautiful writing, and there is a this piece of your poem that reflects a discussion I had earlier yesterday with a friend “Peace is the sweep of artists brush” ~ artists enjoy a piece of life that requires peace, which is why it is such an important part of life and the world today. Enjoy the coming week Sue.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 04, 2015 @ 14:04:12

      Thank you Dalo.. Painting was a life saver for me in the 90’s when I had a nervous breakdown.. By concentrating upon my art again during that time.. When I couldn’t keep a limb still.. due to my nerves being shot.. It calmed me, took me to another place.. And so even now when I feel stress getting too much as I take on board too much of the world.. I retreat back to my canvas and paints.. and just absorb once again that ‘Peace’ which with each brush stroke calms from the inside out. 🙂
      Thank you Dalo.. I know I shall enjoy every minute of this coming week. 🙂

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  13. Wendy Gillissen
    May 04, 2015 @ 00:25:42

    You are so blessed to have grown up in such a place of beauty Sue! Love the pictures of the little lambs 🙂 ❤

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  14. nonsmokingladybug
    May 04, 2015 @ 00:35:01

    Sue what a great place. You must have great childhood memories. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 04, 2015 @ 14:07:48

      Yes I do, lots of memories, my friends had a farm.. and horses.. we were poor by comparison. so I would walk for miles with them as they rode.. in the hope of getting a ride.. 🙂 LOL.. Which I usually did.. And I was queen of the Moors.. when I was on horse back. 🙂

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      • nonsmokingladybug
        May 04, 2015 @ 14:55:59

        I grew up on a farm high up in the mountains, part in Italy, part in Austria. The pictures looked very familiar.

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        • Sue Dreamwalker
          May 06, 2015 @ 14:17:19

          Oh Wow… I have travelled and stayed in Austria several times and been up around the Italian Lakes.. beautiful!!.. And the meadow lands are beautiful around there.. A farm must have been a wonderful atmosphere to grow up in.. Hard work, but great grounding to appreciate all of Nature.. 🙂 Thank you for sharing.. 🙂

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  15. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words
    May 04, 2015 @ 00:53:10

    Beautiful and Peace-filled within each image
    a Belated Happy Birthday My Friend, I hope it was all you wished it to be and more…
    I love the little lamb, well all of them but that one is full of Spring to me…
    Thank you for sharing your journey of Peace
    Take Care…You Matter…
    )0(
    maryrose

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 04, 2015 @ 14:10:41

      Thank you Maryrose.. Yes it was a great BD.. and thank you for your well wishes… The whole day was delightful.. I will be in touch this evening.. 🙂 And One lamb came up to have their photo taken.. 🙂 Spring is well on its way.. 🙂 ❤ Love to you my sister.. xxx

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  16. kerlund74
    May 04, 2015 @ 05:56:25

    Sounds like a place that brings peace to your mind:) So wonderful and I love your quotes. Have a wonderful new week, hugs<3

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  17. mihrank
    May 04, 2015 @ 07:37:27

    There are no words to express and show the elegancy and beauty if your post…like a melody walking to Paradise!

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  18. David
    May 04, 2015 @ 08:07:54

    You inspire me 🙂 Love, David 😀

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 04, 2015 @ 14:17:23

      Bless you David… Your own poems are also so wonderful David.. and soon you too will be upon the English soil once more.. As you plan your English garden no doubt.. 🙂 to come..

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  19. New Bloggy Cat
    May 04, 2015 @ 13:50:08

    Purrrrfect bliss and peace! (◡‿◡)✌

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  20. europasicewolf
    May 04, 2015 @ 16:44:59

    A lovely part of our country 🙂 I’m a long way from my homeland too and like you have lived away longer now than I’ve lived there. But it will always be home no matter where I travel too 🙂 xx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 06, 2015 @ 14:12:24

      Hi Wolfie.. Big Hooooooooowwwwls your way.. I knew you would know….. Its in our blood I guess.. Good to see you.. Hope you are well?? sending big Howls your way my four-legged friend 🙂 xxx ❤

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      • europasicewolf
        May 11, 2015 @ 13:07:24

        It is most certainly in our blood Sue! Sorry not to have been around much again…I’m ok but it’s everybody else! I’m hoping this week’s holiday will give me time to recharge the battery but something tells me I am also a dreamer lol 😉 It’s been a mentally and emotionally draining 2 weeks and frustrating when I’m too shattered to get online by the time I get home at silly hour…just finished the backlog of computer back ups and maintain jobs so we should be ready to rock and roll again soon! Hope all is good with you 🙂 xx

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        • Sue Dreamwalker
          May 11, 2015 @ 16:14:29

          Glad to hear the new PC is getting the maintenance treatment.. And I know how hard you work.. so I am grateful for our Howwwwwllls when ever they arrive… Any way you are early.. It’s not Full Moon Yet!! 😀 kidding.. Lots of love Wolfie.. xxx ❤

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  21. Nihar Pradhan
    May 04, 2015 @ 16:59:51

    Very nostalgic indeed, such beauty and with lovely history behind each such place, the visit is something very special.
    These lines sums it all;
    Peace is the heart of natures Bliss

    A rivers tears and dewdrop kiss

    A leaf that floats across the sky

    The smell of Earth, I ask her why

    Loved this lines.
    😀

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 06, 2015 @ 14:09:17

      Thank you Nihar.. Your compliments are so very much appreciated.. I am so blessed in so many ways.. sometimes its not until you see all of this beauty that you realise how blessed .. For so many do not see what is right beneath their feet.. And I am so lucky to have been brought up within such countryside.. I think that is why my love of open spaces, trees, woodland and Nature is part of me.. Its where I always feel connected and where I feel I belong. _/\_

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      • Nihar Pradhan
        May 07, 2015 @ 02:46:04

        Though I am little envious of you but very happy about you living in such abundance of lovely trees, flowers and enjoying the beauty and bounty of nature, given a chance I will stay in those places and nurture the very essence of nature.
        Life is about good living and being close to nature is the best way set the surrounding for a good living.
        God bless you and you keep enjoying these beautiful moments with nature.
        😀

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  22. Kourtney Heintz
    May 04, 2015 @ 19:55:37

    What a gorgeous poem to go along with such lovely places. 🙂

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  23. Fiestaestrella
    May 04, 2015 @ 21:47:35

    Hi Sue,
    I have a lot of catching up here to do! Please forgive me if I am unable to catch up…
    Received many warm fuzzies from this poem and the beautiful pictures. I will continue to enjoy your photos (as i have still not quite figured out how to post mine very well). I’m still experiencing the enchantment of the fairies from your images (and around here) – and I wonder if you have any new paintings…

    My favorite line is this, “Peace is the quiet breath in early morn.” Thank you for your lovely post. Indeed, it is so peaceful… ❤ _/1\_
    Aloha nui loa… Ka

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 06, 2015 @ 13:59:19

      Please do not worry over catching up.. I know I try it so often to catch all the many posts on blogs I love, and fail often in my attempts, and have learnt now not to stress myself if I miss posts.. But try to keep up with those who make the efforts to comment.. I am pleased so very pleased that the enchanting fairies are keeping their magic alive around and about you 🙂 The Painting on this post is one of mine, but its not new… The brushes may come out tomorrow when I have all day to please myself.. As its raining and windy here today.. and has given the same for tomorrow I think.. so absorbing myself in some art will keep me out of mischief!
      Yes the early morning is always so peaceful especially just as the birds awake.. and greet the day.. Sending love and blessings and thank you Ka for your most welcome visit. ❤ Love Sue

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      • Fiestaestrella
        May 06, 2015 @ 23:33:05

        Have a lovely day painting, and I can enjoy it vicariously through you! It reminds me of this term Mudita, which means, “When we can be happy of the joys other beings feel.” Thank you for your sweet message and reassurance 🙂

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  24. cat
    May 05, 2015 @ 00:18:28

    Lovely poem and pics … sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy … Spring is coming slowly … I can breathe … smiles … Love u, Sue, cat.

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  25. Lois
    May 05, 2015 @ 04:21:26

    What a lovely place to have grown up. It explains a lot of how you came to care so much for nature. I can only imagine what it would be like to visit places such as that inn that have so much history. The US is still such a young country and while there are some old buildings, nothing with the history and years that you see.

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  26. jacksjottings
    May 05, 2015 @ 08:04:36

    The photos, the painting all fitted the poem so well.
    Your peaceful feeling conveyed natures soothing effect.
    A post both calming and charming.
    Thank you Sue for sharing your feelings. _/\_

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 06, 2015 @ 13:39:25

      Many thanks Jack.. your compliments and praise I cherish, especially about my art.. 🙂 as you have an eye for that 🙂 And I think I am at last shedding another layer as more peace envelopes me.. I feel I need to share its energy to combat the negativity which many are promoting as the world seems to be throwing up its traumas right now.. I have been meditating more.. And going into my crystal cave.. And finding my own inner peaceful path of late.. Many thanks my friend _/\_ Blessings…

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  27. quarteracrelifestyle
    May 05, 2015 @ 10:32:19

    Beautiful, and love the painting!

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  28. Bell of Peace
    May 05, 2015 @ 11:16:08

    Beautiful insight. It inspires many spiritual journey. http://www.bellofpeace.org

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 06, 2015 @ 13:34:14

      Many thanks Bell of Peace.. Your own website is beautiful.. Many thanks for calling in with your encouragement. Long May our thoughts of PEACE have an impact upon the World.. Namaste.

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  29. Eddie Two Hawks
    May 05, 2015 @ 14:35:08

    Such glorious peace felt within added by your soft and precious words and tranquil images. Thank you dear Sue for these sweet moments of tenderness that will last forever. Eddie
    Om Shanti Om

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  30. beverley
    May 05, 2015 @ 20:09:41

    Your painting is beautiful.

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  31. D.G.Kaye
    May 06, 2015 @ 01:27:27

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. Your lovely words guide us through the beauty. ❤

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  32. rabirius
    May 06, 2015 @ 18:33:51

    Beautiful.

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  33. Eclipse
    May 06, 2015 @ 19:21:27

    Lovely and nostalgic… Just beautiful.
    Hope you are enjoying springtime.
    Hugs your way!
    Love//Eclipse

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  34. IdealisticRebel
    May 07, 2015 @ 03:46:33

    Peaceful energy filled me just reading your words. Thank you. You a light and beautiful being. Hugs, Barbara

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    May 07, 2015 @ 03:47:02

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  36. Hannah (BitterSweet)
    May 07, 2015 @ 07:56:55

    If not for those photos, it would be hard to imagine a place of such timeless, unspoiled beauty. Just stunning… 🙂

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  37. PreciousRhymes
    May 08, 2015 @ 17:57:20

    The tranquil green pastures in the pictures somehow seem to speak of the peace you carry in your own heart dear Sue:) Your post reminded me of my once upon a time home. I went back to visit about 3 years ago. As I stood facing the abandoned brick and mortar, I could hear voices and see little faces running around even years later. Much like you, I find that the heart still somewhat remains rooted in the landscape that made up our tender formative years. I hope you have a beautiful weekend. Hugs!

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 10, 2015 @ 19:47:00

      I am pleased PR my post brought back some memories of where you used to live.. Sometimes our hearts stay among the hills and within the bricks and mortar… May your Heart roam where it feels at home.. Love to you.. Sue x ❤

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  38. aussieian2011
    May 09, 2015 @ 06:54:10

    A beautiful and enjoyable post to read, this cold Saturday afternoon Sue.
    Your words and pictures are a delight, beautiful poem Sue. The Barrel Inn is certainly a cosy place to be in with all that snow.
    Your painting would grace my walls with a Regal Grandeur.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 10, 2015 @ 19:52:47

      So pleased my post livened up a rainy day Ian.. Yes there is a real fire in there that was lit.. and it was very cosy.. And many thanks for your compliments upon my painting.. the picture is a little blurred.. 🙂 Hope to catch up this week with you my friend.. as I dip down under… 🙂 Hugs Sue

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  39. Barbara Franken
    May 15, 2015 @ 20:47:39

    Well well… A fellow British rose born and bred in Derbyshire the most beautiful part of England (in my eyes)… How funny that I always thought of you as American… Although some part of me has acknowledged a similar timing of wake and sleep… Just goes to show how in tune I am sometimes… Anyway sue hello to you, my British divine sister. Beautiful poem from a beautiful Derbyshire lass… Love Barbara

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 15, 2015 @ 22:21:05

      Yes British through and through.. I am sure my past life was part in America.. such is my affinity with Native American Indians.. 🙂 Good to see you Barbara, . I have to say Derbyshire remains the most beautiful part in my heart.. Glad you enjoyed the Poem my friend.. 🙂 And you know the saying.. Derbyshire born, Derbyshire bred, strong in the arm,. but weak in the head.. 🙂 LOL

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  40. Emma Sarah Tennant
    May 17, 2015 @ 11:51:21

    What a wonderful peaceful place to grow up. No wonder you are so close to the energy of nature in your writing and your art. Thank you for sharing your visit and your memories. Emma x

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  41. irenedesign2011
    May 17, 2015 @ 13:55:36

    Very beautiful post Sue 😀

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