Sunday Evening Reflection: Welcome May

The emerald, with its rich and vibrant green of spring, is the birthstone of May. The rarest of all gemstones, emeralds are considered the symbol of rebirth and love. Looking back into the ancient times of Ramses II, tools found in the emerald mines of Egypt, suggest that the discovery of emeralds goes back to…

Okuda San Miguel

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Canada Secret Mountain

There is a special place in our hearts for artists who live big, bold and fully committed to their creative mission. Their vibrant lives act as a strident call to action that prompts, or rather demands, that we follow their example and explore, experience, and share our personal creativity. We are the voice of this…

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…

Beira

Seasons have unpredictable natures, and struggle to retain influence over earth days.  Winter has lost most of its control over Vancouver, but has sent a covering of snow in parts of Eastern Canada. Transitions are never smooth, and seasonal weather patterns, which can take on a tug-of-war appearance, seem to adopt human characteristics.  Is it…

The Beginning of Always

“Remember tonight… for it is the beginning of always” Dante Alighieri I love beginnings, a fresh start, a new adventure with promises of open roads and opportunities.   Energy, anticipation and hope are all wrapped up in “firsts.”  As a whole, we understand what is required in the early stages:  set up a plan, identity a…