Tag Archives: winter

Tea Journeys – Part Two

“I like the pause that tea allows.” – Waris Ahluwalia Sciue It’s the first week of November and I’m sitting in an airy gallery space with a real china cup filled with a creamy hot chocolate (purchased from a tiny … Continue reading

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Daffodils Rising

“Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.” – Elizabeth Bowen Mid-January is just around the corner and there are still sparkling lights to catch my eye as well as a magical lone sapling … 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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Siege

“ In winter, the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity.” – John Burroughs December has arrived in wreathes of fog and apricot … Continue reading

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Deep Time

“ Thou art the journey and the journey’s end.” – Michael Mayne Dean 1986-96, noted in Westminster Abbey, London, England. Our time in London was spent in a beautiful family-owned modern flat in the Docklands area near North Greenwich – … Continue reading

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Shard

A piece of the world fell today in the form of an ink-black crow, falling swiftly upon a city grate its voice silenced forever. Other pieces fall in the form of fire supplanting summer’s eternal beauty, fall in the form of … Continue reading

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London Calling (Nov/Dec)

“A pub can be a magical place” – Rhys Ifan (a lovely quote found on a signboard at the George Pub in London, UK) The scent of sweet maple and evergreen commingle on dry November days not seen in decades … Continue reading

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Sensory Perception

No matter where I am, whether on a cold winter walk home,  or a sultry stroll in a warmer country than mine, the scent of wood smoke rising up from condo chimneys or from tiny eating places tucked into jungle, stir … Continue reading

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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

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Heart of the Wild

wer.i.fest.eria (V)  To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery. On a long forgotten winding bus route from downtown out to the bay to catch the ferry to Vancouver Island, we were greeted by vistas of darkest green … Continue reading

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