I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now!

A few weeks ago I received Sally Cronin’s invitation to participate in a series of posts that would explore the idea of “I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now!” Sally Cronin writes: “I am sure like me, there have been times when you have wondered what difference might have been made to yourContinue reading “I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now!”

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”

Recuerdo by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Vancouver has two water taxi companies that run up and down False Creek, cross-crossing each other with graceful ease. The pilots seem to have a special language that only they know. From Hornsby Street and Granville Island to Spyglass Place and the Plaza of Nations, these taxis carry visitors from across the world, as wellContinue reading “Recuerdo by Edna St. Vincent Millay”

Earth Day 2022 – Invest in our Planet

April 22, 2022, the world commemorates Earth Day.    Earth day is both a celebration and a call to action.  Jane Goodall’s message landed in my inbox this morning confirming that this Earth Day, “it’s more important than ever for us to understand that every individual makes a difference.” Climate change, sustainability, preserving and protectingContinue reading “Earth Day 2022 – Invest in our Planet”

The Crystal Gazer by Sara Teasdale

Winter loves poetry. The daffodils and cherry blossoms have arrived to herald the coming of spring, but Canada loves winter. When I lived in Northern Manitoba we were not surprised when snow appeared in the middle of June. Tonight, in celebration of poetry month, I have returned to a poem I recited on a clearContinue reading “The Crystal Gazer by Sara Teasdale”