Friday, January 15, 2016

Winterlude



The photos I’m sharing were taken by my daughter Jackie McShannon who has been published in the Huffington Post. They capture the beauty of Winter, the magnificence of Nature…




Each one in itself brings awareness to the fine details of feathers and  the vivid colours that are shared amongst the birds.





Even the solitude of the gentle flowing water can be breathtaking.




We are so fortunate to live amidst such glory...


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Devotion



As women we spend most of our adult lives in devotion…

Be it devoted to a spouse or partner, children and in later life parents. We find time for work, keeping a home, creativity, spirituality, friends and all facets of daily living…

Ironically when I ended up in my doctor’s office earlier this week with a reoccurring mild health issue she inquired about all these tests that at my age she would like me to pursue…

I quickly responded I had little time for such being busy with my Mom, work, etc. she said simply it is time in your life to strongly consider “me time”. For without taking care of oneself all the other obligations and functions will not happen if one is not healthy first.

So as we move forward and begin a new year we women should take that advice regardless of our age and be sure to take some “me time” first…

Happy New Year.




Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas



Merry Christmas from my house to yours…



And a special hello from Sophie and Mea who are about to come to live with me soon… Isn’t life wonderful!


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Hamster Wheel



Do you ever feel like life is a hamster wheel from which you can’t get off…

A Mom whose dementia is so advanced my Father must tell her which of her children are standing before her. In need of constant care she can no longer distinguish between day and night or what she said two minutes earlier.

My doggie who is 15+ years now that is being pricked and prodded by the vet trying to find the cause for relentless scratching and chewing. With an owner that loves her hoping for a solution but knowing that the tests and the bill that follows is more for the vet’s bottom line than the dog…

The emotional struggles are inevitable and as selfish as it sounds Dear God if you can hear me please take them swiftly and without pain… Then perhaps the hamster wheel will slow down...


Thursday, October 8, 2015

October Morn




‘ I am rich today with Autumn’s gold,
All that my covetous hands can hold…
Oh, who could find a dearth of bliss
With autumn glory such as this!

Gladys Harp





Monday, August 24, 2015

Life of a Sunflower









In Memory of Rose
August 24, 2015


Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Final Journey



We as humans are gifted with life. We live, we love, we cry, laugh, wish, feel pain, heartache and endure…

Some of us live for decades to a ripe old age, others leave us in their youth.

What is inevitable is that someday we shall embark on a final journey. It is to that end I write this post…

I want to thank a very sweet soul whose path has crossed with mine. Whose love of life, tranquility and acceptance of death is both moving and heartbreaking. As your final journey nears please know you have touched many of us and that your presence will forever hold a place in my heart…