Home Sweet Autumn – Weekend Journalling

Autumn winds begin to blow , coloured leaves fall fast and slow. Whirling, twirling all around, till at last they touch the ground. September is an unpredictable month on the coast.  2 years ago we were sun tanning on the beach in 24 degree weather very near the first day of Fall.  This year the…

Portrait Of A Rainy Day: Buddha Teachings, Candles and Gravy.

Vancouver 10 am.   17 degrees. Cloudy with showers into the evening. POP 70%. Rain 3mm I stretched out in bed going over my daily gratitude ritual; a list of 10 things I’m grateful for before I get up.  Today is Saturday, my day off and I’ve planned nothing to do but enjoy this rainy day. …

Weekend Journalling – Banana Loaf Recipe and Finding Happiness.

I’ve always chosen a topic to photograph and write about when planning my blogs.  Yet the blogs I follow and most enjoy are about daily life and journalling.  I like stepping into other people’s worlds, knowing what the weather is like up in the Chilcotin Mountains when I read the Wilderness Dweller blog. I love…

Movies and Shows Filmed In The Pacific Northwest – Chapter II

When I wrote the first part of this blog back in March, I always intended to write the second half although there could easily be 3 or 4 of this theme alone.  I think the reason the Pacific Northwest is such a popular location for films is because of the mood the geography provides; moody,…

A Sunday Roast

It’s 7:20 pm. Sunday. I’m in the studio. This is where my piano is kept as well as all my books, my favourite upholstered chair and a wooden armoire adorned with Indonesian carvings and filled with linens and candles.  I keep extra pillows on top of it and the warmest blankets that only come down…

Movies & Shows Filmed In The Pacific NorthWest

To say I am in love with the forests of our coast is an understatement.  Obsessed,  captivated,  engrossed, infatuated are more likely.  If you don’t live in the Pacific Northwest let me tell you;  the forests here are alluring.  Walk in them for any length of time and you’ll feel you’re on an alien planet….

Scrapbooks, Collages and Dreams, Oh My.

#TBT alert!  Before Pinterest or Instagram I had my printer, scissors and tape.  I like to keep blank journals and love receiving them as gifts.  See, I write A LOT.  I journal, write lists, take notes when I’m studying, write letters.  Today we were at the grocery store and my Fiancee looked and me and…

A Peek Inside My Library II

In our digital world, we’ve become disconnected with the pleasure of holding a book in our hands. The smell of the paper and the swishing sound when our fingers glide over each page turned. I’m an old fashioned girl, I don’t own a cel. phone and still handwrite letters. Whenever I’m on holiday, especially visiting…

In An Atmospheric Mood

at·mos·pher·ic ˌatməsˈfirik,ˌatməsˈferik/ adjective  1. Relating to the atmosphere of the earth or (occasionally) another planet. “atmospheric conditions such as fog, snow, rain” 2.  Creating a distinctive mood, typically of romance, mystery, or nostalgia.“atmospheric lighting” This will be a bit of a ramble about what’s been inspiring me lately.  Perhaps it’s the beginning of the new…