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Category Archives: my life

leaving footprints

In the rhythm of the needles there is music for the soul. Knitting, making, creating handmade gifts for others is a genuinely gratifying experience. Here again, is another gift for someone special in our community. After wrapping it up and delivering it the other day, guess what colour the recipient’s shoes were? Yes, fire engine […]

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where morning greets you with a drum roll

I live … where morning greets you with a drum roll where tree bark and rock is lichen covered and carpets of moss create enchanting verdant forests, amazing travellers and residents alike where mornings wrap around you with the aromas of sweet wet cedar and salty air where daily the barking of sea lions and screeching of seagulls serenade those […]

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Sit very quietly

“Sit very quietly, and when the scenery shifts, slip between it.” — John Cage Although I do have spring bulbs blooming right now, I thought this beautiful pale pink Camellia was a bit of a show stopper. The tree is chock full of fat buds so I expect quite a show once they’re all open.   […]

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Leave an imprint

“I hadn’t realized that music could unlock things in you, could transport you to somewhere even the composer hadn’t predicted. It left an imprint in the air around you, as if you carried its remnants with you when you went.” Jojo Moyes, Me Before You What a surprise I got and want to share with you. […]

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everyone has a story

Sitting blankly, pondering what to write in this postcard. Nothing worthwhile comes at first. Like a plant remaining dormant until the warm water and fertilizer make their way through all the capillaries and begin to settle in each cell, the bud of a thought begins to form. I shall share part of my story in […]

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postcards from here …

Kayaker – Qualicum Beach, BC cats on the fence, ‘downtown’ Qualicum Beach, BC a man and his dogs, Qualicum Beach, BC clock tower and carillon bells – – salmon fountain, town centre Qualicum Beach the lookout boys “all wrapped up” the sign reads, “do not use” While at the marina, the sky beckoned “I walk […]

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