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Sunday Date

A photographer’s idea of the perfect date is visiting the cemetery on a sunny Sunday afternoon to take photos of headstones. People working on their family tree or trying to find family information such as death and birth dates can … Continue reading

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Dreams

Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you. ~Marsha Norman

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Foxglove

Foxglove (Witch’s Thimble) Digitalis purpurea Figwort family. Biennial wild herb to 6’ high. Natural. Grow all over our yard. Stems: stout, Leaves: soft and hairy Flowers: in long inflorescences, tubular, purple to white, with purple spots inside the throat, drooping … Continue reading

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Unless the Seed Falls Into the Ground

We learn one lesson from the seed that diamonds have never taught us. For seeds, unlike diamonds, are for spending, for throwing away, almost. For unless the seed falls into the ground, lying buried in the darkness of the earth … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Canada Day Parade

A brilliant idea by town council to take the parade to the people instead of everyone congregating downtown.  We walked out to the main road and watched a great lineup  of first responders, antique cars and some commercial vehicles.  People … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day🇨🇦l

May the stars carry your sadness away, May the flowers fill your heart with beauty, May hope forever wipe away your tears. And above all, may silence make you strong. ~Chief Dan George

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Slugs

They work at night sliming their paths of destruction through other’s gardens, using what isn’t theirs to feed their need to take and consume what others have created, then fouling it before crawling once more under rocks of comfort they … Continue reading

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Morning In My Studio

When I shut my studio door I lock out the woes of the world for a few hours. I’m looking out to a sea of ferns, still, quiet surrounded by cedar, alder and maple trees sanding tall, straight, unafraid. The … Continue reading

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What The Statistics Mean

More sick, more deaths, more grief, more pain. But to many who read them it means relief, comfort, thankfulness because we are not counted among them – yet. I wonder why taking precautions is so difficult for some people, as … Continue reading

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Give Thanks

When you arise in the morning Give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food And give thanks for the joy of living And if perchance you see no reason for … Continue reading

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Miniature World

A special gift from a friend who created it just for me. Built on part of a branch that fell off an ancient fir tree. Idyllic little world of green, flowers, trees and two sheep there, a tempting little cottage … Continue reading

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Bitten by an octopus

The day we went out for prawns there was a small octopus in the trap with the prawns.  Hisnibs reached in the get it out of the trap, it curled all of its tentacles around his wrist and bit him … Continue reading

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Black Elderberry

Black Lace Elderberry Sambucus nigra “Eva” Lacy, purple-black foliage. Soft pink early summer flowers produce fall berries. Hisnibs bought this plant for me for my birthday three years ago Use: jam, jelly. Super Fruit.  Deer Resistant but we have it … Continue reading

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Wild Salmon Sticks

Another wonderful installation by middle daughter, fish in her dry pond creation.

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Focus

At times we see life through wide-angled lens, complete and beautiful. But focus changes. Pain, disappointment, fear filter our perspective and the world never looks the same again. Rose coloured filters may help for awhile but more often we just … Continue reading

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