The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns

The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns   At the beginning of this summer I realized that I would need an activity to replace gardening (sitting in the backyard with the sprinkler on thinking I should be weeding if truth be told) so I decided I would have a summer of reading. I don't […]

island delights

so far this summer has surpassed everyone's recipe for perfect cottage weather, although a good dose of rain would be welcome.  a "no burning" fire ban is in effect right across ontario and the few thunder storms that have touched down have not even come close to wetting the dry earth.   a strong wind […]

This I know

I am in bed today. Posting from my iPad. As I said to Margie on an early morning email, I have succumbed. My body has had enough. It has been a whirlwind few weeks, we have been on the road to be with family in times of need and happiness. Weekdays filled with work and […]

An artist in our midst

Synchronicity. Coincidence. Meant to be. I have been paying more attention to what happens around me. It is clear that there are always treasures to be snatched from the air, the trick is to be open enough to see them, to be paying dreamy attention. You can't look too hard or you won't see them. […]

maybe it’s time ….

I took some photos of a friend's new baby boy. and then I took a picture of her cat maybe it's time for me to think about hanging out my shingle portraits might be my thing the whole idea scares the you know what out of me I have to keep telling myself Start where […]


Saving buttons, taking men's dress shirts apart (thanks Mom < she did this for me), soon they will be pinstriped dinner napkins.   Learning to embroider, wonky stitches, beautiful colours, loving pinterest right now. Still trying to figure out my photoediting problems, am ready to simply upgrade to new software. Throwing money at a problem, […]