It's not that easy bein' green. Shelley Creek Park, Parksville, BC. December 2020. Having to spend each day the colour of the leaves. Laburnum Road Trail, Qualicum Beach, BC, March 2021. When I think it could be nicer being red. Milner Gardens, Vancouver Island, BC. October 2020. Or yellow or gold. Walking with Freddy (who… Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Green
One of the things that has helped keep me sane (or at least slightly more sane) during our various stages of lockdown has been connecting with friends and family virtually. Two of these digital meetups take place weekly with fellow bloggers. In both cases, we take turns kicking off a guiding question for the week,… Continue reading Six Favourite Photographs: #SundayStills Black & White Edition
When I was eleven years old, in sixth grade, friends and I entered a school talent show. We did an early version of the line dance and moved (somewhat in sync) to 'Rhythm of the Rain' by the Cascades. What do I remember about this experience? I remember that leading up to our performance, my… Continue reading Rhythm of the Rain
A celebration is about to begin.Beidaihe, Qinhaungdao, Hebei, China.October 2004. Liberation is found in being our true selves.Cody in Beijing, China.October 2005. If you want a new friend, make one.Community Park, Parksville, BC.February 2021. Play is good for the soul.Winnipeg, Manitoba.January 2019. Stand apart from the crowd. Boardwalk, Parksville, BC.Feburary, 2021. Enjoy nature in its… Continue reading White Reminds Us….
[ faw-luhn ] (1)Verb, past participle of fall.(2)Adjective• Succumb; Propelled into a new place, state or position. Fallen AsleepMilner Gardens, Parksville, BC Fallen Prey To...Outside our Living Room Window, Vancouver Island, BC. Fallen for their Tricks (as they tried to steal bites of our sandwiches)Strathcona Park, BC Fallen Apart at the SeamsMt. Washington Alpiine Village, BC Fallen… Continue reading Fallen
After years of following Terri Webster Schrandt's 'Sunday Stills,' I am finally participating! Sunday Stills is a photography/art challenge with a weekly theme. Everyone is welcome to join in and interpret the challenge with their photos, poems, stories, music, or artwork. This week's focus is 'retrospective,' which is a perfect way to reflect upon this… Continue reading Sunday Stills – My Year in Review
Inspired by the beautifully painted rocks that regularly appear in the park near our home, I decided to make my own (slightly different) contribution. Each day, beginning December 1, I added a Christmas bulb to one of the trees (don't worry, I have no plans to litter and will take back any remaining bulbs after… Continue reading Holiday Inspiration
Early on, in our time of social isolation, a couple of different groups of my friends and family began to check in on each other via video conferences. These have been incredibly powerful. With many friends and family members living so far away, I wonder why we hadn't done this as groups before? One of… Continue reading Soul-Soothing Activities
Way back in January, when threats of the 'new Coronavirus' barely registered for most of us, Leanne Le Cras asked me to write a guest post for her blog. Her focus was on what positive things I had been doing in my 'second act' (aka, life post-50). Little did I realize at the time, that my answers… Continue reading Second Acts & Self-Reinvention
Do you ever wonder why you're blogging (or any other form of public sharing)? Are your words or images truly reaching others? Are they making a difference? Yesterday, I received the following email from a man named Jerry. Greetings: If at all possible, I would like to be in contact with the author of the… Continue reading Is Anybody Out There?