Come away…

Do you remember those first-day-of-school essays? The ones that asked, “What did you do last summer?” Today I’m sharing a photo essay about what I did last weekend. ~ “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and rest a while.” [Mark 6:31]  ~  ~  ~ On Friday I mentioned that I was gearing up for theContinue reading “Come away…”

Super, Black and Blue, Full and New

No, I’m not bruised. I’m referring to the moon. There hasn’t been one visible in recent night skies. I would have called it a New Moon, except I read that “the third new moon in an astronomical season with four, is called a ‘Black’ moon”, and Wednesday, February 18th was a ‘Black’ one. I’ve taken photos ofContinue reading “Super, Black and Blue, Full and New”

Finding inspiration

One of my newest treasures is this hand stitched Double Irish Chain scrap quilt made by my aunt. She was 86 at the time. It took her two years, and I believe was the last one she made. I apologize for the cliché, but it truly is a work of art. She had a sewing machine,Continue reading “Finding inspiration”

How do you feel about construction?

  Horror stories are not uncommon when it comes to home renovations. My father was a masonry contractor and built a couple of our homes when I was a child. I don’t recall it being a particularly stressful process, but that may have been because I was young and oblivious. Later years Dad helped one of ourContinue reading “How do you feel about construction?”

Hemmed In

I wonder if there are days in your life when you feel hemmed in … pressured on all sides … maybe overwhelmed by decisions, demands or expectations. Prior to taking the above photo, I thought of that while I stared out over the crowded marina. A bit of claustrophobia kicked in, just thinking of being on the deckContinue reading “Hemmed In”

Hers Was a Life Well Lived

Our family circle is smaller now, but heaven is brighter because of the arrival of my Aunt Norma. NORMA GRACE McGUIRE May 9, 1923  –  January 8, 2015   She was a remarkable woman. I’ve posted about her and some of her achievements before… when she began creating her unique ‘treasure albums‘, when she embarked onContinue reading “Hers Was a Life Well Lived”

The Solstice and Seasonal Turnaround

“Late dawn. Early sunset. Short day. Long night. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the December solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year.” * In last Friday‘s post I mentioned Sunday would mark several things — the fourth Sunday in Advent, the beginning of Christmas week, and the Winter Solstice. Someone on FacebookContinue reading “The Solstice and Seasonal Turnaround”

What Kind of a Welcome?

Many years ago we repainted our front door. Finding the right colour was challenging. I was on a ‘green kick’, as anyone who has been inside the house can attest, but green with the bluish-gray trim didn’t seem quite right. Plus, green is considered a cool colour, and I wanted something warm and welcoming. I didn’tContinue reading “What Kind of a Welcome?”