Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Sitting at the top of the hill yesterday afternoon and looking down at the ocean,
the wind blowing a warm (yes, I said warm) breeze,
Ron and Sophie lying on the grass at the edge,
the sea stretching out beyond the horizon,
with the sun bouncing off its every ripple,
a lone surfer heading back up the hill with his surfboard,
 a seagull came floating by below us.

It was that tranquil.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Hey, 16C isn't shabby!
Relaxing in the garden yesterday......

Monday, May 4, 2015

Contemplative Monday

The following is a quote from 'The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh' (click)
and published by 'Shambhala Pocket Classics'.


"With the earth you are very safe.

She is always there, in all her wonderful expressions like trees,
flowers, butterflies, and sunshine.

Whenever you are tired or unhappy,
Touching the Earth is a very good practice to heal you and restore your joy."

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Eclectic Tastes

Funny how, when you hear a song from years ago, it all comes back instantly.

I still like this piece by Ian and Sylvia.

Have a wonderful Sunday/Monday(NZ) everyone.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Saturday Morning Post

So good to be outdoors once again without all the winter layers and snow boots!
I feel lighter!

Still some snow around but only in large wooded areas 
where the sun doesn't reach.

Top of stone wall at Lake Banook.

Kayaker in very icy lake.

Speaking of layers.....

With Ron and Sophie at Lake Banook.

More people venturing up MacDonald Hill this week.

Good ole Beech tree holding on to its leaves for 'dear-life'.

Loved the colours of moss, tree and leaves.

Friday, May 1, 2015

A Tree By Any Other Name.....

I really like trees.
Strong, grounded, steady....
....majestic, quietly impose, protective.

  I remember the first tree I really 'met'......
a huge Elm on the lawn of Acadia University in Wolville, Nova Scotia
in the summer of 1973.
Thanks Ron.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

More Than Just A 'Palindrome'*

What a good sight to see at Lake Banook yesterday.....

A man with his 'kayak'* !

Yes, that means there's no looking back now folks.
Spring is here and this sighting proved it!

With the exception of the slushy ice (the gray coloured mass in the upper background),
the signs of spring are everywhere.

This fellow had just enough room between shore and ice
 to paddle up and down the open part of the lake.
It looked exhilarating.

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