Tag Archives: joy

Feed Your Soul

“Explore the earth, soak up her beauty, and let it feed your soul. Love her like your own, and then leave her be.” – April 2021 Alive magazine Deep verdant green and fragrant gardens draw me most days to paths … Continue reading

Posted in blog, journaling, life, memoir, photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

Words Travel

“The only journey is the one within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, a weekend that was supposed to be awash in moody rain. Yesterday’s walk required an umbrella although I didn’t mind – the nearby … Continue reading

Posted in blog, journaling, life, memoir, photography, travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 55 Comments

Through The Looking Glass

“in the gardens of memory, in the palace of dreams, that is where you and I shall meet” – The Mad Hatter Smoke from the fires raging in California (USA) arrived yesterday, smothering the late August light and colouring the … Continue reading

Posted in blog, journaling, life, memoir, photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 48 Comments

Outside We Live

“What humanity needs, nature answers in whispers.” – Numi Tea CITY There’s a Summer Art Program being presented downtown twice a week – two beautiful parklets are now home to artists and students displaying works in progress to potential customers … Continue reading

Posted in blog, journaling, life, memoir, photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 47 Comments

Fewer Faces and Bigger Spaces

“Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.” – Rumi Most of my solo walks are heavenly – there are often small paths and walkways leading to lush gardens and on todays’ … Continue reading

Posted in blog, journaling, life, memoir, photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 47 Comments

Longing

“ Every leaf speaks bliss to me. Fluttering from the autumn tree.” – Emily Bronte, “Fall , Leaves, Fall” During the last days of summer, I decided a wander through the tiny garden patchwork of our neighbourhood and the still … Continue reading

Posted in blog, journaling, life, memoir, photography, travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

Territory

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors.” -Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky On a downtown walk with the … Continue reading

Posted in blog, journaling, life, memoir, photography, travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

We Can Do Better

“Music comes from an icicle as it melts, to live again as spring water.” – Henry Williamson If the pale pink blossoms of the tulip trees and the dark purple crocuses weren’t already announcing the arrival of spring, then the … Continue reading

Posted in blog, journaling, life, memoir, photography, travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 44 Comments

We Are Moments

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” – Charles Dickens Two snow days have resulted in long walks … Continue reading

Posted in blog, journaling, life, memoir, photography, travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 49 Comments

Winter’s Shadow

“Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles.” – Edwin Louis Cole Most of the leaves have fallen like stars now, their caramel and maple scents replaced with an alchemy of wood smoke and Arctic air. In the last day or so, … Continue reading

Posted in blog, journaling, life, memoir, photography, travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 38 Comments