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”
“The idea to build a bridge across First Narrows was investigated as early as the 1890s, but it wasn’t until the 1920s that plans began to take shape. In December 1933, approval for the building of the bridge was reached through a city wide vote. Construction began on March 31, 1937 by clearing ten acresContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection: Walking the Ambleside Pier”
“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”
“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.” H.G. Wells I am an avid walker…so I’ve reworked the quote to read: “When I see adults on their feet, I do not despair for the future of our health costs.”
“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” Langston Hughes A rainy day, a quiet garden – listen and you will hear the Rain Song. The singing was unmistakable as I took a chance detour into a garden situated nextContinue reading “The Rain Song”
Emily Dickinson wrote: “The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” I’m sure Emily Dickinson had tulips in mind when she penned those lines – Lady Budd – Celebrating May 1st!