Tag Archives: Vancouver

Rhododendron Series (Part One)

“May, and after a rainy spring we walk streets gallant with rhododendrons.” – Alicia Suskin Ostriker As of this writing, many countries have lost their traditional seasons (spring/summer) due to war, climate change destruction (fire and floods) and changing weather … Continue reading

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Arrival

“This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.” – Rumi Reading Rumi’s beautiful quote on a deep winter day disguised as spring made me laugh out loud! Every morning since the world paused I’ve woken up … Continue reading

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Bench Series (Winter)

“Darkness is where the magic of moonlight lives.” – Unknown Before our part of the world became a winter wonderland, there were two days where I happily found myself – sitting at an outdoor table at the “cabin in the … Continue reading

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Sweet Tidings

“May and October, the best smelling months? December: evergreen, frost, wood smoke , cinnamon.” – Lisa Kleypas A creamy hot chocolate and Harry Potter were my companions today after practicing yoga at home amid the tail end of yet another … Continue reading

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Second Summer

“By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.” – Helen Hunt Jackson A burnt orange crescent moon rose in the night sky late this week, ushering in a glowing … Continue reading

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Golden Hour

“But in the midst of all that is, was or ever will be, there is a light that keeps shining, reaching us from far away.” – Sasha Sagan After an unexpected and very deadly heatwave that enveloped the West Coast … Continue reading

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Fierce Grace

“Dwell On The Beauty Of Life” – Marcus Aurelius Living here in our changing city requires a fierce grace, once quiet areas are frequently overwhelmed with the noise of destruction and within moments it seems, the sound of construction. There … Continue reading

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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

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Dive Deep

“ The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.” – George Sand On a rare downtown visit as the summer season waned, I found myself sitting on the Vancouver Art Gallery Cafe’s terrace after a tasty lunch … Continue reading

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High Summer

“ We are invited to slow down and join in a Goethian noticing…of a particular bird with its particular gesture.” – Talbot Kelly & family (www.talbotkelly.com) I found myself sitting on a still-green hill after another delicious fish and chips … Continue reading

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