A Summer of monochrome and fairy lore

my submission to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness (4-9) this week was this lovely butterfly at one of my hanging baskets. I had no idea that internet connection might be a problem from time to time when you live outside of town!! but that means I actually get to go out more! and when days are…

The Forest Primeval

Time flies by and I fear I will always be behind from now on, but, I have a few things for you. This was my submission to Leanne’s Monochrome Madness this week. Our west coast forest floors are laden with the ancient fern while giant fir trees keep the sky from collapsing. Ferns, cycads and tree ferns have…

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…

Darkness before Dawn

Hello to all my WordPress friends, I’m still dealing with some difficult family issues, and still rising myself, from the swirling Stygian winter depths. but here is all my news so far: Spring is arriving on the mountainside and corridors of light are opening up the forest floor “Silence is the language of God, all else is…

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…

The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen

Christmas Pachelbel- Trans Siberian Orchestra ….and a winter’s tale by Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen (1805- 1875) We think of Andersen as a children’s writer but he wrote many of his tales in the “Grimm” style; adult fairy tales that reflect cultural mores. His stories include The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen ( upon which Disney’s…

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 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…

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….

oh! the beautiful light and Monochrome Madness

Now is the time to unite the soul and the world. Now is the time to see the sunlight dancing as one with the shadows. ~Rumi Here is the sun at last on the island!   Of course I still have much to do in preparation for the move next month, and I’m perpetually behind,  but…

Those old familiar places and Monochrome Madness

I’ve been walking around our area with the sunshine at last. I can’t believe I will be soon moving after many years here and I’m looking forward to the new adventure. I also have to confess that suddenly over the last few days I began having feelings of melancholy as well. Change is a good thing…

Monochrome Madness (3-12) and other views

The next two months will be busy ones as I at last am moving! I’ll be out further into the suburbs- off a country road, on a hillside! So as I am not posting as frequently I will combine my post again with Leanne’s theme and my own theme of views from different places.  For…