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…

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…

It rains on the west coast!

Raindrops keep falling on my head (says the buttercup) If the sun refused to shine I will still be loving you (says the spider embracing the wild rose) Rush out in the rain and be soaked with the sky – Rumi and make wishes between rain drops   little drops of rain, whisper of the…

The Siren’s Bones (4)

  Previous:  Chapter Three If the Captain was ever in doubt as to Muireal’s paternity he never voiced it. In spite of the child’s impairments and odd behaviours  he doted on her as did her two older brothers. There was such a wild sweetness in Muireal’s  demeanour that captivated all their hearts.  Of course she was never sent off to…

The Siren’s Bones (3)

  Fiona’s husband was more often away at sea than he was at home. One night during the season of high winds and gales a stranger came to the door. It was a man with the sodden look of someone washed up on a beach after a ship wreck. His great sea coat was tattered and his hair hung down…

My last week

was the game of barter with me losing.  It’s a seller’s market today, unfortunately for the buyer!! It’s daunting when one’s funds are limited.  The house in question was a  new manufactured home at top price but who would not want to live by the lake! I am not sleeping well and am a bit frazzled…

The magic Forest

Greetings dear blogging friends I’ve had to slow down a bit on blogging lately- life is coming at me from all angles but it’s all good and I’m still  here and I am out walking!  I will catch up with you all. I’ve noticed in the year and a bit I’ve been here, how people…

Tales of the Tuatha (Chapters 35 & 36)

We are nearing the end my dear readers- only one more installment to go after this and why has it become such a struggle and so, so hard!!? I revised and re-revised these two chapters till my eyes fell out and my brain froze. I hesitated to push the post button. I have to stop. I can think…

Cee’s Black and White Challenge

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Bathrooms and Outhouses not so beautiful or ethereal but great fun and a chuckle! Bathrooms to cry for- toilet paper!! Bring your own  The throne at Bunratty Castle – County Clare, the seat is always cold you might break an ankle on the stairs leading up underground toilet in the…

Fresh (as rain drops)

I’m going with the The Daily Post theme of Fresh today. Living on the soggy west coast I might as well appeciate the freshness of rain on a Magnolia tree and our island saying of “if you don’t like the weather just wait five minutes!”  and on the lawn,  raindrops have turned dandelion puffs  into  glittering…

tales from the cove

So we go walking you and I,  to clean the lenses of our souls and watch the setting sun. Don’t be sad sweet girl, listen to your feet crunching the sand, and your heart beating in the waves, there are joyful miles yet to go.   Speaking of cleaning lenses I noticed quite a few…

Joyful

Spring arrives early on the west coast of Vancouver Island and along with it the sun at long last!!  Though just wait five minutes!! “There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?” ― Rumi

Monochrome Madness upon us and Isadora Duncan

Strolling in Paris ( for Sarah Potter of Sarah Potter Writes after our conversation about Isadora) In 2013 My daughter and I  spent a hot afternoon in the cool shade of the tree lined avenues of Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.  We found the graves of Sarah Bernhardt, Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, Maria Callas, Edith Piaf and…

Tales of the coastal Salish

How Raven Stole the Sun  In the beginning the world was in darkness but Seagull had found daylight and jealously hoarded it away in a cedar box for himself alone. Raven ( the trickster) thought of a way to steal it so the rest of the people would not have to live in such dim dreariness. Raven put…

Happy New Year!!

I just celebrated my New Year’s Eve birthday  and I’m not sure how I feel about that! But the day was glorious and frosty and sparked my motivation though I’m still in a fits and start mode!! Bear with me friends!!  🙂  The sun warms the soul and I’m brimming with New Year’s resolutions. It was a…