There is nothing more awe inspiring it would seem, then stepping outdoors on a quiet night, and raising your gaze upwards to the star filled heavens, and just gulping at the formations that fill up the inky black of night. These lights that blink out their presence boldly and brightly from miles upon miles away … More The Star Of Hope…..
How can it be December ? It seems incredible that the bustle and hustle of the Christmas season is upon us. I’m not sure about you guys, but I certainly am feeling nostalgic, and yes, meloncholy for Christmases of yesteryears. Not sure if that last word was in fact a word, but because I … More The Changing Seasons…..
Staying in a chateau in the Loire Valley, at the “Circle Of Misse,”in France, seems too lofty an experience to even contemplate. The rolling fields, and soft sunlit, and hazy days, set the erratic mind at ease, and allows for creativity to blossom once again , and the senses are reawakened to fresh possibilities. Allowing … More An artful rendering..
As the leaves begin turning their multiple glorious shades of yellow, burnt orange, and intense crimsons, and the wind turns cool, there is change hinting in the breeze. My eyes behold the wonder of nature surrounding me, and a walk down a quiet road with family, and our four legged friends, brings much conversation, and … More Falling into the next thing…
Warm water splashing over your feet, and standing with your toes buried in the softest sand imaginable, is one of my most favorite things. Even just writing down these words brings a huge smile to my face, and my breathing escapes a little easier, and in this slower, and more rhythmic pace… I pause, and … More “Shades of Blue”….
This is an active thing, this walking towards “Graceland.” We cannot just stand still on the hot southern, sticky pavement in Memphis, Tennessee, and somehow teleport ourselves to this place of Grace. It can however, be given to us, as a gift, as an act of mercy. We can be in a state of grace, … More I’m going to Graceland…
Riding a bike. It’s such a freeing feeling. The wind flowing through your hair, the fresh air tickling your nostrils…. the handlebars steering you into fresh new roads, that maybe, you hadn’t thought to travel to before now. It just so happened the other day, that while shopping with my Mum and son, that we … More “It’s just like riding a bike…”
It can be said, that coming down to the dock, trying not to slip on the soggy weathered plank decking on my way, was a challenge… Balancing a cup of coffee in one hand and a wayward beagle was another. So, by the time I planted myself in a big “muskoka chair”down by the water … More A Cottage Tale….
I have been pondering how to tell about this happening in my family’s life for over two weeks now, and still the right words to explain it are eluding me. It is a miracle I believe, and yet, it is so precious, and sacred I almost cannot speak of it. Logan went to bed late … More Get Out…….
The day is damp, and the air hangs heavy. I can feel the moisture on my skin, and the fir trees are laden down with a bounty of pine cones. Droplets of water cling to the branches, and the street is quiet still…., The big work equipment has not started up their engines yet, cutting … More My brain fog….