Thursday, May 26, 2016

A Contented Dog

Georgie lost her baby, her Eeyore. He's her favourite and while he's gone missing before, it's never been for this long. He wasn't in any of his usual hiding spots (behind the rad, wedged under bed, etc.), and after a few days I gave up looking for him. Little blackie bravely carried on with Mr Bear.
Last night Georgie bounded into the living room,  leapt onto the couch and shook Eeyore proudly. We have no idea where he was, but somebody is very happy he's back.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Necessities of Life and Light

I haven't written in a while, I have been taking plenty of photos and tinkering with the settings on my phone to get the best results. It will have to do until I can purchase a 'real' camera.

I hate writing just for the sake of writing, I prefer to wait for inspiration to strike, but I'm now realizing that inspiration is elusive. Inspiration gets chased away by a busy and preoccupied brain and lately there's been too much of both. I really look forward to and (in a way) require time alone in order to be the best me. Lately any semblance of alone time has been chased away by various interlopers.

This past weekend away was a good example of how little control I sometimes have over my own life and needs. I was surrounded by too many people in a place I consider sacred. Too much noise and chaos for me to be able to recharge my emotional batteries made for a cranky Holly. And by early morning on the second day I was desperate for some quiet. For a change I was able to express myself (at least to my husband) and gather some time alone. And because he understands me so well, the hubby got up and dressed and grabbed the dog leashes and said "let's go". Off we went on a 3km hike through the woods with our dogs and it made a world of difference.

I am learning, perhaps a bit late in life, that I have to take care of me. It isn't always easy, and sometimes the words come out wrong but it is a necessity. I absolutely need aloneness in order to be happy.

Here are some pictures from my weekend away.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Self portrait with flowers

Self portrait and some flowering shrubs this AM. This time of year is a treasure trove for the senses. Winter feels so far away, but only a few weeks ago the landscape was still brown.  I love living where I can experience all four seasons, each has something to offer us.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Light and colour

When I go out for a walk, I am always looking. I can't explain what I am looking for, but I know it when I see it! Usually it's a pop of colour or a ray of light and this morning's walk did not disappoint.
I like the perspective of the first photo, looks like we are travelling along a flower super highway...
No editing except some minor cropping.

Sunday, May 15, 2016


I wanted to take a picture
But comfort kept me tied to my bed.
So instead I will say the blue was
Of unusual clarity,
Almost startling
Against the yellow Birch flowers
That dangled and shimmered in the morning sun.
Brushed by a North wind
That belied the calendar.
I rolled and turned my back to the cold,
Nestled in comfort.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Weekend Warrior for Light

Wanted to share some photos from this past weekend. Nature soothed my soul with its bright blues and golden sun. Nothing is blooming or budding out on the Canadian shield, I suspect they are three weeks behind the city. The ice just went off the lake five days ago, that water is bone chilling but it can't deter my little Georgie from taking a dip.