Sunday Evening Reflection: Opening the Garden

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” May Sarton On March 17, 2020, British Columbia declared a public health emergency in the province. That was the day we entered into what I have come…

Sunday Evening Reflection in Emily’s Garden

“I think that one’s art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows.”  Emily Carr Welcome to Sunday Evening Reflection.  I invite you to join me in a walk through Emily Carr’s…

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 special…

53 Seconds

53 Seconds of Meditation. Meditation has been defined as engaging in mental exercise, breathing deeply and repeatably so as to reach a special and elevated understanding of our place in the fast-paced, mercurial world that surrounds us. Reflections, pondering or whatever you believe meditation to be – definitions are easier than the practical application. Simply…

Stopping Time

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”  Anaïs Nin I have often thought of this quote by Anaïs Nin – not in the context of a writer, but in the framework of a photo. Ever since Joseph Nicephore Niepce clicked the first photo in 1814, humanity has been beguiled by…

Never look back, unless…

Have you ever said – “I wish we could go back to the good old days.”  Somehow,  we seem to forget that there were problems back then, too!! “Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”  Henry David Thoreau