Halloween approaches and time for another post!

and a story : Hallow’s eve or Samhain is almost upon us. On Oct 31 according to the ancient Celtic tradition we move from the harvest into winter. We’ve had beautiful weather on the coast with clear, vibrant and colourful days. The crunch of the woodland path, the kids coming out of the little school…

a proper cup of tea

neurodiversity and a tendency to incohesive rambling! The cosmos exhales, causing the earth to circle the sun, the galaxies to turn, and the seasons to change. The universe is unfolding as it does, not necessarily as it should or shouldn’t. “We could learn to stop when the sun goes down and when the sun comes…

Magic!!

Thanks Sherry Felix for sharing this wonderful animation program. It’s a perfect storyteller Click to play – I could not get it to auto play As a swan glided by in a dream of its’ own, the Lady Moon opened night’s starry veil. The long shimmering braid of her hair fell across the sea to…

Monochrome Madness! (218)

My first submission in ages!!. Do visit Leanne Cole’s wonderful site and see all the great images. I love monochrome portraits and moody scenes. Like Leanne Cole I sometimes forget about my infrared camera but I need to do more with it. I love the haunted effect. So my offering this week was the Gypsy….

Greetings from the Periphery

With some trepidation I have hit the post button and tentatively  re-entered the blogoverse. Was I missed!? I haven’t died or gone mad! WordPress reminded me because if I wanted to keep my site plan settings I had to pay the required annual fee. It’ was an incredibly rough time for me at the first…

I hear there was a secret chord

“that David played and it pleased the Lord” Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah beautifully sung by an eight year old girl Greetings ! The end of the year is fast approaching. All life is clouded by desire and thus the soul is blinded. That is so true and it has been a very challenging year for me,…

Ahh Summer!

My contribution to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 4-14 is “Sunlight on Daisies.”  I have included both coloured and monochrome versions and I like both! ( and a poem of sorts) Ahh Summer! parting the blue veil of morning tracing the pattern of flowers against the window light wrapping the meadow up in afternoon gold as…

A plethora of flowers

Here we are again, immersed in Spring which, due to the fickleness of west coast weather, is never predictable! But regardless of weather, by May,the wild flowers arrive in meadow and parkland. For Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness (4-3), I have chosen a nymph of the flowers, one of the anthousai, and you can find her in meadow and…

One hundred years ago – The Great War and a sister’s love

Canadiana: Vimy Ridge – April 9-April 12, 1917 The new Dominion of Canada showed their courage and strength during this defining battle of “The Great War.” There were over 10,000 casualties. Lucia Teti’s  family had arrived from Italy in the early years of the 20th Century and in short time established themselves as well- to- do  real…

Secret Gardens

Although our weather has been mainly cloudy and grey I see the daffodils finally poking up and soon glowing Camas Lilies will trail the hillsides like the star fields in the constellation of Perseus- which reminds me to get ready for clearer skies and to polish my telescope lenses. It’s going to take me some time to get…

Monochrome and Other Madnesses

I can’t do total justice to the magnificent churches of Paris but here is a tribute and my contribution to Leanne Cole and Monochrome Madness 3-28 and be that Halloween or Samhain is creeping up on us, here are two interpretations of the Beansidhe (Banshee) bearing in mind that though there were those who were…

Monochrome Madness is here again

It looks like it will be Christmas before I’m all caught up and in the blogging rhythm again with newer material. Organizing and fixing things has been time consuming along with other ongoing family matters. Here is my submission to Leanne Cole’s MM 3-27 which is especially wonderful this week. Great submissions by all! You don’t visit Ireland for…

The Climb, Numbness- and Monochrome Madness

Scrunching, scraping, slashing, collapse- I think the summit is in sight. I’ve just climbed out of hundreds of boxes (and mountains of paper) to find myself on the side of a hill- and it’s a beautiful hill, a small mountain to be precise!  It has been a grueling, uphill experience to get here though! I…

Monochrome Madness 3-17

I’m going to have to take a break from blogging for the next two or three weeks while I move. I will be back of course. I apologize for being a bit behind in keeping up with my fellow bloggers the last while but my world is in chaos at the moment! Oh how I hate packing….