Celebrating the Colour Purple

Purple has been with us since ancient days. According to a legend handed down through the centuries, purple was discovered by Heracles, or rather his dog. It all began when Heracles, with his dog and his companion nymph, Tyrus, decided to take an afternoon walk along the coastline of the Levant. It was a beautifulContinue reading “Celebrating the Colour Purple”

Happy Valentine’s Day

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu Celebrating Valentine’s Day is about gratitude for love and friendship Thank you to my writer friends who have created stories that give meaning to my days. Thank you to the artists who have shared their vision with theContinue reading “Happy Valentine’s Day”

Artists in a Rose Garden

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib Artists in a Rose Garden from Rebecca Budd aka Clanmother on Vimeo. I have always considered the month of June a synonym for roses, for it is in this specialContinue reading “Artists in a Rose Garden”

The Remembrance Poppy

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow         Between the crosses, row on row,” The red remembrance poppy, inspired by the WWI poem “In Flanders Fields” was first adopted by our neighbours to the south.  The American Legion used the poppy to commemorate American soldiers who died in the WWI 1914-1918. Shortly thereafter, the poppy wasContinue reading “The Remembrance Poppy”

A Week of Remembering

“We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.” On November 11th, Canada will observe Remembrance Day.  On that day, we will remember the members of our armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Across Canada, there will be a moment of silence at the 11th hour.  In the year 1918,Continue reading “A Week of Remembering”