Inspiration can strike anywhere.

Alright, so this is a writers blog, not a photo blog. But photos can be powerful tools for a writer in a number of ways. One of these is providing inspiration, or in this case recording of inspiration. So, here are a few photos showing some beautiful scenes which recently inspired and cheered me. Also, I really enjoy sharing beauty with others. I suspect more pictures will be forthcoming in this space as winter gives over grudgingly to early spring.

We got some snow recently which actually stuck. Not much, only about a quarter or maybe half an inch. But on my way to a quite early class that morning (through the still-falling snow) I was greeted by these gorgeous scenes. Yes, that is a Norman Cathedral. Yes, that is a castle. And yes, they are attached to my Uni and my department is right next door to both. I squee inside every time I walk by them.

Inspiration is a funny thing. It strikes unexpectedly, and from a variety of situations. Sometimes it starts a train of thought which becomes a best-selling novel or a masterpiece of fine art. And sometimes it merely stimulates your mind, starting no particular trains of thought, only a general feeling. I have racked my brain for several days for ways to describe this feeling. I find myself at a loss for words. Some feelings can only be evoked, not described.

Have you ever found something so beautiful it evoked an indescribable feeling in the artistic centers of your brain?



  1. February 24, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I’m a huge fan of pictures, especially as inspiration!
    I get what you’re saying about that feeling you just can’t describe (or you try, but you know you’re not doing it any justice) – being in that very moment, I find it’s best to smile and enjoy it for as long as I can. šŸ™‚

    • Bookewyrme said,

      February 24, 2010 at 7:31 pm

      Oh yea. That’s part of the great thing about cameras, you can usually capture the moment for future savoring. It’s not quite as wonderful, but a great reminder. šŸ™‚

  2. Alex said,

    February 25, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Gorgeous! I really need to toss my camera in my bag just in case.

    I find photos very inspiring, and slip through sites like Dark Roasted Blend for the variety of oddball pictures they show.

    • Bookewyrme said,

      February 25, 2010 at 2:06 pm

      Hehe, yea me too. I had to take those with my iPhone because I’d forgotten the camera. I’m determined to keep it on me at all times now, especially with spring coming!

  3. sunna said,

    February 25, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    OMG, gorgeous.

    Landscapes always get me, for some reason. Just looking at one makes me want to write.

    • Bookewyrme said,

      February 25, 2010 at 5:37 pm

      Thank you! Landscapes can be quite a favorite for me as well, particularly ones involving certain medium-sized islands beginning with “Ire” and ending in “Land.” *grin*

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