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”

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”

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”

Sunday Evening Reflection: Through a Forest Wilderness

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” John Muir The Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, in North Vancouver, British Columbia has over 50 kilometers of trails that lead deep within the dense forest. Some trails can only be made by those who are experienced hikers, possessing the level of physical fitness andContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection: Through a Forest Wilderness”

Sunday Evening Reflection: The Colour of Spring

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” Joseph Campbell, This past week, the colours of spring have reminded me that we mark our lives by nature. When the spring rain comes with the subtle greens, we think of planting, even asContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection: The Colour of Spring”