IN (essence) by Veronica & Edwin Dam de Nogales

In(essence) Dam De Nogales Inc, Artists In(essence) is a lasting reminder of the fragile beauty of nature, as the deer innocently lifts its head to the sky. With rich colours and elongated form, it creates a passageway symbolic of quiet living, of being one with the woods, of silent majestic encounters with wildlife, and ofContinue reading “IN (essence) by Veronica & Edwin Dam de Nogales”

Surprised by Joy

‘Surprised by Joy’ is a heart-breaking poem written by William Wordsworth when recalling the grief of his daughter, Catherine’s passing. The poem is written in the form of a sonnet, with the first eight lines describing his initial shock and disbelief, and the last six lines expressing his deep sorrow and regret. “Surprised by Joy”Continue reading “Surprised by Joy”

A Winter Walk on National Hat Day

January 2023 is a great time to start reading! As the new year begins, it’s the perfect opportunity to set yourself up for success and make reading a priority. Reading opens a whole new world of knowledge and engaging stories. It helps us to expand our minds, gain a better understanding of the world aroundContinue reading “A Winter Walk on National Hat Day”

A Winter Twilight by Angelina Weld Grimké

Winter is a time for poetry A Winter Twilight” by Angelina Weld Grimké was published in 1923. The poem is about the beauty of a wintry evening and the power of nature. It is a didactic poem that speaks to the mysteries of the natural world and the inevitability of transitions as the scene movesContinue reading “A Winter Twilight by Angelina Weld Grimké”

Welcoming 2023 with Colour, Paint and Mural Artists

Serendipity has a marvelous way of introducing the extraordinary into our everyday activities.  Early December, after a quick stop at our local grocery store, Don and I chose a different route to walk home.  At the entrance to a parkade that divided the sidewalk, we were delayed because of cars blocking our path, waiting forContinue reading “Welcoming 2023 with Colour, Paint and Mural Artists”

A Walk in Winter with Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson reminds us that hope sheds light in dark places. Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘Hope’ is a beautiful reminder of the enduring capacity for hope that resides within us all. The poem speaks of hope as a bird, soaring through the sky despite the storms that surround it during flight.  Emily Dickinson’s poetic words encourageContinue reading “A Walk in Winter with Emily Dickinson”