Friday flowers

Image: Su Leslie

April in Jude’s Life in Colour project is all about purple, and what’s not to love about a purple hydrangea?

As is becoming my habit, I’m taking inspiration from Tracy (at Reflections of an Untidy Mind), and bringing you some music too.

This is an intensely personal song written and performed by a beautiful young friend; a woman I’ve watched grow from infancy.



30 Days, 30 Songs, an ending of sorts


Not the land I come from, but that which I call home. Image; Su Leslie 2019

The last day of my friend Sarah‘s 30 Days, 30 Songs project.

I had no idea it would be so difficult to choose just 30 songs to share. There are so many gaps, I’m seriously thinking of ways to incorporate more music into my blog — either as a regular “thing” I do, or as some sort of challenge/prompt. More to come on this …

But as Seneca (and Semisonic (1)) said “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”, so first things first.

For the last post I guess I could have chosen The Last Post.  No, not really.

My list of potential finale numbers was almost as long as the month itself, but in the end, I’ve chosen Lie in the Land, written and performed by Eva Prowse as part of the band Fly My Pretties.

I began the month with a New Zealand artist, and an image taken on Greenhithe Wharf. I’m ending it the same way.

I can’t find the lyrics of this song online anywhere, but it does include the lines:

Rolling on, rolling on

How do you find where you belong

Rolling on, rolling home,

Lie in the land that you come from

Sarah at Art Expedition has hosted 30 Days 30 Songs during June. You can hear all of her musical choices by visiting her blog. Her final song is one of my favourites too.



  1. The Semisonic song Closing Time, written by Dan Wilson, includes Seneca’s line.