My Secret Garden

My Secret Garden

My Secret Garden

Welcome to my Secret Garden….won’t you come and sit a while?

My biggest passions in life are: TRAVEL : READING : WRITING

I see the world as my playground, providing me with all of the inspiration and opportunity I need to indulge in these passions. I have an insatiable desire to be everywhere and see and experience everything! As exhausting as that may sound to some, I can’t seem to get enough.

Travel and reading have always been a huge part of my life. Just recently, I have started to write. The result of an overwhelming feeling that there are living, breathing people inside of me who will not wait one moment longer to take their first breath on a page. And so, I have started to write about them.

Where it takes me, I do not know….BUT I’M EXCITED!

When getting ready for a writing session, I have found that I can be flooded with a million and one ideas just by looking at one really beautiful, whimsical picture. ( I discovered this whilst sitting quietly on the deck, flicking through an old picture book showcasing the art of Jim Warren). Due to my extensive travels around the world, I possess a  rather comprehensive library of amazing photographs taken by yours truly. Now, I am by no means a photographer, but I have a fairly decent camera which kindly does all the hard work for me. The element of beauty found in my photos can be fully credited to the subject matter, with zero credit given to my very amateur “happy snapping”.

I have always wanted to share my photographs, rather than keep them hidden away in the far back corner of my hard drive. So, coupled with my new-found desire to write, I will be adding posts to this blog which include one of my photographs, along with a few inspired words. I believe this blog will be a great writing exercise to enable me to flex my writing muscles and generate those creative sparks, with the ultimate aim being to achieve one of my lifelong goals : To write and publish a novel or 3! But of course, baby steps first!

Please feel free to provide feedback and advice on writing here. I greatly value any input on offer.

So, once again, welcome to my secret garden. I hope I can, in some way, provide you with a little inspiration each time you visit.

Morgan Jauncey

37 responses

  1. Sounds great! I had the same urge about 2 months ago when I started writing my blog. I had so many beautiful photos of my travels and I also love writing. I thought I’d share the photos and stories in my blog too. Good luck with your writing, look forward to reading more.

    • I really like the idea of bringing the spotlight onto places less travelled, like my story The Forgotten, which was inspired by my visit to Siem Reap Cambodia. When I told people I was going to Cambodia, the general response was “Why would you want to go there?! Are you crazy?” But to this day, Cambodia is still #2 on my list of top destinations. Stay tuned, as I will be writing about #1 very soon! 🙂

  2. Today a whole new world of stunning photography and doing my bit to help the world has been opened through your blog. I will be definately keeping a close eye o your blog; I’m a sucker for great photography and I found just that here on your blog

  3. You are too modest to give all the credit to your camera and nature… you also deserve credit for seeing the beauty, appreciating it and desiring to share it.
    What sort of writing are you considering? For me the fun in writing, as well as putting my ideas in permanent form for others to read, is in the refining, re-writing, editing and constant effort to say exactly what I mean in the fewest and best possible words. It’s easy to be vague and ethereal, but precision is difficult. Sometimes it takes ages and dozens of re-writes but if, in the end, I can read it a year or more later and not want to change anything, then I have the sense of a job well done.

    • Thanks for the encouragement!
      I have started to write a fictional tale which is set in the 60s. I have no idea where this story came from as I normally really love fantasy novels! So, I’m going to run with it and see where the story takes me. I love the feeling of satisfaction when you write something and you think it might be good. Then you get that look on a person’s face when you let them read a little and they look at you shocked, and say, “Yes, this is really good!”. I love that bit 🙂 Makes it all worth it if people enjoy it and want to know what happens next.

  4. I can totally relate to:
    The element of beauty found in my photos can be fully credited to the subject matter, with zero credit given to my very amateur “happy snapping”.

    I am the same … when I photograph It marks a memory for me … great, if someone derives pleasure or appreciation from it as well … I consider it a bonus!! 🙂

    Sounds like an exciting blog is emerging — look forward to its blossoming. Thank you for stopping by, and leaving a “breadcrumb”!

    • Some of the photographers featured on wp are so talented! I just dont’ want anyone thinking that I even consider myself in the same category as them. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by and shariing my world.

  5. The only writing advice I have is to write from your heart.; let the passions of life within you rise to the surface. Looks like you’re doing great and all is flowing. I often let my photographs guide me.

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog, Morgan. I love photographic blogs so will be visiting here from time to time. I would really like to get a camera and try my hand at photography. I used to put up photo’s taken with my trusty cell phone to illustrate my poetry, lol, then I stopped. I hope you enjoy your blogging for years to come and wish you everything of the best.

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