Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Beauty


Often the images we capture with our cameras reflect the beauty Nature shares with us in our everyday lives...



They in turn give us the opportunity to look back and remember the moment usually clouded by time...
Each of us is moved sometimes almost to tears at how magnificent these pictures can be...




I do hope your Summer is filled with celebration and photos that will remain with you forever...


* Pic of the wild horses taken at a campsite in Alberta.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Remembrance



Regardless  of the days, weeks, months, years, even decades that pass a Mother never truly heals from the loss of a child...

Be they newborn, toddler, teenager or adult the void will forever remain...

It is on this day I remember my son, a wee babe, 33 years ago...


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Enjoyment



As the season of Spring surrounds us, the lure of treasure hunting abounds...





Working for a long established auctioneer I begin to notice the frequency of barn sales, tag sales, auctions and country shows that come with the arrival of beautiful weather...



So gather your best walking shoes, light jacket, tote bag and join us for a day in the country (or the city)...


Eugene Boudin (1824-1898)
Crinolines Sur La Plaza de Trouville  c. 1865
Watercolour, gouache and graphite on paper

And don't forget some cash you never know what you might find...




Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Joy Ride


Sometimes life is like a carnival ride, spinning you all about but always ending up where you started...



Or a trip down a fast moving river tossing you hither and fro as you attempt to find a sheltered harbour...



What ever comes your way and no matter how difficult the trip eventually the river will calm...




And there will be smooth sailing once again.
Welcome to April...


* Pics taken by my daughter Jackie over the past few years in Alberta, Canada.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Grateful


When you're wishing for this...




And this is the probability after viewing the forecast for tomorrow I'll be patient and not complain about the delayed arrival of Spring.

I'm most grateful though not for the weather per say but after receiving a phone call last week (you know the kind you never want to get) from where my daughter lives, thousands of miles away, that she was in an accident at work. She has suffered a broken back and after the implant of two rods and five screws she is up and about. She can walk and though it will be a long and trying recuperation she has been blessed...
I booked a flight as soon as I could and rushed to her side for as you know that's what we Mothers do...

Thank you so much to the surgeon, the nurses, Justine and her friends for watching over her.

Delayed by a day returning home by you guessed it the weather I'm home now and hoping to return to a some what normal routine.

So I'll leave you with wishes for Spring soon to fill our hearts and homes...



Sunday, February 9, 2014

To Rose


As I ponder the words set forth with pen and paper (or should I say fingers to keyboard) I  often contemplate if they are worthy of such a worldly space...



There are  artists that gift us with their creativity, others that take us on a tour of their beautiful homes and countryside, some who explore the sorrows of life...



It is an ever changing world in which we dwell especially amongst the people we know...

In this tiny corner of my daily life I try to share simplicity, serenity and contentment...

I bumped into a darling acquaintance the other day who in the past few months has been to hell and back. During that time she told me she enjoyed reading my blog...

This is a woman whose exquisite quilting causes one's heart to flutter. A simplicity in life where needle and thread unite with fabric to give her solace during difficult times...




It is to you Rose I dedicate this post, grateful though not often enough I share a little piece of paradise...




Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Under the Influence




All my creativity seems to be reflected by the beauty that lies outside the window...




From the dainty heart shaped tokens of affection that have been created from a lovely lambswool sweater I've hand felted...



To the delicate knitting on the needles... with the palest hint of blush pink , samples of colour found amongst the snow drifts refracted  by the sunlight.


Perhaps soon the artistic ventures will be influenced by the shades in the garden!


I do hope so. Stay warm...