Now is the winter of my discontent

Hello my dears! Well, you won’t believe!  I received my new Canon only to find it was defective! This is now two strokes of bad luck! The first being that my old camera got wet and died,  supposedly from taking a few pictures of the lovely snow, and the second in receiving a lemon (also…

Back again with Monochrome Madness

I’ve had a disastrous week!!  My companion eye who presents me with the inspiration to develop my visions has up and died. That lovely day I spent out in the snow apparently was the cause, as moisture somehow got inside the camera while I was shooting (though the camera was in the pack otherwise). After…

Winter Again with Monochrome Madness

 Winter  Monochrome Madness 3-42 Here we are again and I am in time and still struggling to keep up.  I missed posting MM last week. On February 3rd I was the guest storyteller/photographer on Sue Vincent’s great literary blog, Daily Echo,  which was a lovely honour and pleasure. Here is my submission to Leanne’s wonderful Monochrome Madness…

Monochrome Madness and let winter reinvigorate the spirit

My submission to Monochrome Madness (3-39) by Leanne Cole- always a great gallery of artists.- and a little Tourism BC. Hey my dears!!  I have been away on a small jaunt into the mountains.  My tablet does not work that well so technology was put aside for a time and I will be catching up…

walking in the footsteps of mother

a rather longer post for me but I think you might find some of it interesting!!! While out walking, like many of us, I tend to ponder and reflect. Below is the path I sent into Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness (3-37). I think about all the other dendrophiles who travel or have walked on some of these same…

Journeys round the sun

I stepped back a bit this year from the madness of the OCD blogger and it now seems that I’m perpetually behind!!   The end of the year ( as this whole year)  has been a whirlwind of events big and small and of course  my  adjustment to the new place and life outside of town. I…

Arrival!!- and MM-34

I am looking out my window at the moment contemplating the icy crispness of my world. After a few years of no snow (except for the mountains) Victoria, BC is experiencing “colder than usual” temperatures. It’s rare to have snow before Christmas but here it is. Steamy spirals of exhalation hang suspended, then dissolve like Zen mandalas,…

An Hallelujah and Blessings of the season

I must admit this is one of my favourite times of the year, with it’s lights and music, gift giving and good will, bringing hope and renewal to us all from pagan times to Christianity. I have fallen behind in blogging with all the work that has needed doing in the new place but also other…

Monochrome Madness and Christmas coming

The end of the year is fast approaching and I can’t believe Christmas is once again around the corner. I am trying as usual to catch up in the blog world. I so hope it snows out here on the mountain but nothing like that is in sight yet. One thing is certain.  It’s been an…

Monochrome Madness and Mahatma Ghandi

I’m reeling after all the hype of the American Elections and I wish our American neighbours well. We all live in challenging times for sure. “In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long…

a brief history of Scone

“..whom we invite to see us crowned at Scone“….  Macbeth ~~~~~~~~~~~~ For Leanne Cole’s  theme of travel this week, I chose the Maze at Scone, Perth and Kinross, Scotland. To me a maze is symbolic of traveling through life with it’s turns and sometimes dead ends, searching for the heart’s meaning, and as the maze is…

Monochrome Madness and More from the Forest

Hello  dear fellow bloggers, I’ve had to take a bit of a break from blogging while I tend to other things, including work on the new place and a story I’m preparing for a live Halloween reading,- interspersed with bouts of exhaustion! I will post that story soon which is actually an enhanced retelling of an…

Monochrome Madness and moon shadows

Two weeks behind but I’m here again! – and I haven’t done anything Goth for a while. Hallow’s eve or Samhain will be the next holiday and we will be deep into Autumn. I can only say that I feel the changes taking place in the earth and in myself – a transition from one…

Mill Hill and Meyers Briggs

Like the white rabbit it seems I’m perpetually behind these days. I’m also having problems loading certain sites including WordPress blogs. Many are painfully slow. I sometimes give up and try another day.  Has anyone else had this problem?  To cut back the lag on my own I lessened the number of posts displayed and deleted some widgets…

Impressions on the veil of time

History Challenge The background of this image is a fresco on the wall of the House of the Golden Bracelet in Pompeii. Some years ago I visited Pompeii and Herculaneum. I remember wincing at the plaster impressions of the final agony of people felled by the suffocating ash as they tried to flee on August…