O Tannenbaum!

“ O Christmas Tree O, Christmas Tree, Your branches green delight us. O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, Your branches green delight us. They’re green when summer days are bright; They’re green when winter snow is white.” Vancouver’s Christmas tree, from what I witnessed when it was being assembled in the Vancouver Art gallery plaza…

Sunday Evening Reflection – Shetland

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” Khalil Gibran Welcome to Sunday Night Reflection. I invite you to join me on a quiet walk through Kergord Woods. It is early Spring and green leaves are beginning to appear. It is a little chilly so bring along a sweater. Kergord Woods is a symbol…

Imagine

December 18, 2010 marked the date of the first LadyBudd post.  It was short, and simply welcomed one and all to my Photo Blog! I have over 10,000 photos – some good, some not so good and some really not so good.  I enjoy photography, especially the automatically point and snap, because it captures the…

Sunday Evening Reflection

“I love the dark hours of my being. My mind deepens into them. There I can find, as in old letters, the days of my life, already lived, and held like a legend, and understood.”  Rainer Maria Rilke Victoria Breakwater   Sunday evenings are complex because we are at an “end” and about to head…

Remembrance Day 2019: Lest We Forget

“The Homecoming” by sculptor Morgan MacDonald Tonight, as the twilight closes in on November 11th, Remembrance Day, I think of my Father who was one who came back from WWII. The day he left home for the first time, in a soldier’s uniform at 18 years of age, he remembered hearing his mother playing a…

We Are Story

My father passed eight years ago. His last request was that I tell the stories. I made that promise without fully understanding the definition of stories. What stories? Over the years, I have come to recognize that he was speaking about a wider narrative, one that integrates the past with our current reality. A story…