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…

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 (3-40) and a Parisian Tale

Visit Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness!   Paris at dusk Late afternoon was Cybele’s favourite time. She loved to be with her grandmother. Often when her mother had locked her out she would go over to Mamie’s small flat. It was very dim inside the hallway and Cybele would take the key from Mamie’s hiding place, ride the lift…

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…

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,…