Voices of The Air at the Abkhazi Garden

“Their garden became the focus of their own artistic creativity.  Working with a magnificent site, they chose to explore its possibilities; not be stifled by its limitations…  Later in life Peggy would admit that “the garden became our child.” The Land Conservancy The Abkhazi Garden is known as The Garden that Love Built.  The storyContinue reading “Voices of The Air at the Abkhazi Garden”

A Light Exists in Spring

Happy Mother’s Day! This post is dedicated to my mother, Frances, on this special day. Last week, Frances, Sarah, and I visited Butchart Gardens located on Vancouver Island. It rained most of the day, bestowing a soft and gracious mist to the Gardens. The cool humidity of the day enhanced the diverse shades of treesContinue reading “A Light Exists in Spring”

Farewell to Summer

Autumn has come, carrying a crisp wind from the north, signaling the arrival of a new season. The leaves are transitioning to the golden reds and browns, eagerly waiting for the freedom to float in the air in their descent to the ground Next to me is a pot of freshly brewed tea called MysticContinue reading “Farewell to Summer”

Vancouver City Hall Community Garden

Hello and welcome to a walking reflection. Vancouver, British Columbia has over 100 community gardens and orchards located in city parks, on schoolyards and on private property.  Today, I am heading to the community garden at Vancouver City Hall on Cambie and West 12th Avenue. The Vancouver Food Strategy is a plan to create aContinue reading “Vancouver City Hall Community Garden”

An Encounter at Olympic Village

“How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks.” Dorothy L. Sayers. Olympic Village, located in Southeast False Creek, is one of the greenest communities in the world, making Vancouver a leader in sustainable development. Olympic Village, as its name implies, was originally designed to house the athletes and officials ofContinue reading “An Encounter at Olympic Village”

Claude Monet’s Secret Garden

The Guardian in a May 19, 2021 article announced that, after a closure of more than six months, the gardens at Giverny that inspired Monet’s world-famous paintings of water lilies and other masterpieces will reopen. I was reminded of the Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition, “Claude Monet’s Secret Garden” held between June 24 – October 1,Continue reading “Claude Monet’s Secret Garden”