("at the home of Hildegard") Welcome, and come on in! I'm just blowing a little dust off the daily grind, ruminating in prose, poetry, and pictures – be surprised along with me! Relax with a coffee or tea, and share your thoughts too.
It’s already 149 years since Confederation, when the British colonies of Upper and Lower Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick negotiated to form the Dominion of Canada. That fledgling nation of four provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario) formed the core for our modern country. The rest, as they say, is history– literally. Continue reading →
I love walking around in nature– out in the open or in gardens– breathing fresh air. Well, I mean I love it when there are no mosquitoes, and when it’s not too hot, too humid, or too cold! Under those circumstances, I still love viewing beautiful scenery through a window or from behind a mosquito screen, or barring that, vicariously through poetry, prose, photography, or art.
The Solitary Tree. “Caspar David Friedrich – Der einsame Baum – Google Art Project” by Caspar David Friedrich – VgEo9JDzFjfGGg at Google Cultural Institute. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons –
“Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, where have you been?” “I’ve been to London to visit the Queen.” “Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, what did you there?” “I frightened a little mouse under the chair!” – English nursery rhyme from the 16th century
Another month has passed too quickly, and I ask myself, “Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, where have you been?” (Or more accurately, “What have you done in all this time?”)
Well, I’d say, “I’ve been to London to visit the Queen,” but only in a metaphorical sense! However, Continue reading →
I accomplished an archaeological dig through the stuff on my desk this week, and found this treasure: “Laughter is God’s hand on the shoulder of a troubled world.”
My sister had given me this little mini-plaque a long time ago. I had stuck it on the front of the wooden box that holds my scissors and hole punches, handy to look at anytime. No surprise, it’s always there; but suddenly, today, I SAW it! And, with my mind almost as clear as my desk, it got me thinking. Continue reading →