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Tag Archives: Parksville

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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currently, in my garden

“Have you ever seen a flower down Sometimes angels skip around And in their blissful state of glee Bump into a daisy or sweet pea.” –Terri Guillemets “A flower’s appeal is in its contradictions — so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life […]

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Gathering

“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” ~Leo Buscaglia The MARS Garden Tour went very well. The volunteers advised us that 435 people visited our garden over the two days. Lots of people asked questions, made lovely comments, and I’d say it was a very positive experience. I’d consider doing […]

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Projects: Knitting and Garden Tour prep

“Sometimes, people come up to me when I am knitting and they say things like, “Oh, I wish I could knit, but I’m just not the kind of person who can sit and waste time like that.” How can knitting be wasting time? First, I never just knit; I knit and think, knit and listen, […]

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Whistle While you Work

The other evening I attended one of the most outstanding performances at a local theatre. The Port Theatre in Nanaimo had presented Joelle Rabu together with the Vancouver Island Symphony performing a dramatic recreation of Edith Piaf’s last performance, titled Tonight … Piaf. Being a fan of Edith Piaf’s songs, I knew this would be […]

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