The Sacred pause

Springtime Blessings all. My thoughts are slowly thawing as daylight lingers longer, and morning footsteps awash in sun beams  lead back to the mossy hillside path. The snowdrops are joyfully singing in the dawn along with the songbirds while the trees stir in a barrage of loud whispers on our windswept hill. If I remain…

Tales of a Winter Sun

“I heard there was a secret chord that David played and it pleased the Lord” A special Christmas Exhibit at the SL Paris Metro Gallery From Inara Pey: “Cybele’s art has a unique beauty that I consider to be unsurpassed in its depth and narrative; pieces that are hauntingly fascinating, encapsulating worlds of wonder and…

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…

The Ruler of the Sky

awakening Osiris Long after my Dad had traveled to Egypt and after we had the opportunity to visit and view the tomb goods of Tutanhkamun,  The  Mysteries of Egypt (Time of the Pharaohs) has traveled to us and The Royal BC Museum.  It has been unusually hot this summer and  the solar disk shines brightly in keeping…

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….

Summer Molasses

Me back again, waving madly.  Don’t ask, as this last while is still surreal.  I have nothing, I have everything.  This has been a year of personal crisis, slowly readjusting itself. I have given up sorting  through the constantly changing puzzle pieces and am now at least for the time, an observer. So with nothing…

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,…

Happy Hauntings! The Custodian’s Tale

I wish you all a Happy Halloween or Samhain. I hope you have left an offering at the crossroads and may all saints and all souls be blessed. I managed a little haunting for the occasion ( story)   and then another haunted tale The Custodian ( or Crypt Keeper) Mr. Wharton wearily made his…

The day the moon tried to swallow the sun

Greetings from the island!! Finally another posting from this busy summer. I’ll be catching up with you all. Days before the eclipse I realized I had waited too long ( as usual) to find a solar filter for my Canon and everyone was sold out of solar glasses as well. Luckily I had a pair…

A Summer Alchemy

Alchemy is an ancient practice shrouded in mystery and secrecy. Its practitioners mainly sought to turn lead into gold, a quest that has captured the imaginations of people for thousands of years. Alchemy: A seemingly magical transformation.  There was a very strong spiritual component involved – a belief in the connection of all things;  that…

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…