My Zen Moment – Winter & Spring

Winter and spring come together on the vernal equinox to connect our world. I feel the gentle touch of spring even as winter continues to be in season. The snowdrop has arrived, the winter wind has softened, and the sun is moving toward the vernal equinox that will come one month from today at preciselyContinue reading “My Zen Moment – Winter & Spring”

Holly, House of Heart – Forest Song

With summer in the ascendency, I have gone back to the early days of spring when I went for a nature walk with my notebook filled with words of poetry ready to be recited. My friend and poet, Holly from House of Heart, graciously gave permission for me to record my recitation of Forest Song.Continue reading “Holly, House of Heart – Forest Song”

The Poetry of Oceans

“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.”  Jacques-Yves Cousteau Tuesday, June 8, 2021, marked World Oceans Day. The theme “The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods.”    This year was a declaration of intentions thatContinue reading “The Poetry of Oceans”

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”

Nature Takes Us By the Hand

Serendipity has a way of bringing us to a place at the right time for the right reason. It was in late spring when I went for a evening walk. The day had been busy with many tasks achieved. Plans for the coming week were laid out with precision. I was basking in my organizationalContinue reading “Nature Takes Us By the Hand”

April 27, 2020 The Gift of Days

“When the rain comes, I will remember today because I have taken photos to remind me of Spring.” Those were my words on April 27, 2020, when I walked a nature path on a crisp, late afternoon. It was the time when day surrenders its light to the coming night, leaving a mellow hue asContinue reading “April 27, 2020 The Gift of Days”