I never had any other desire so strong, and so like to covetouseness, as that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and a large garden.
- Abraham Cowley, "The Garden" (1666)

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Saltspring 2013!

 Back to Saltspring Island this year for camping. A place where you can let your freak flag fly. hee hee!
 Lots of interesting little shops with interesting, magical, inspirational thinga-ma-bobs.
 This fellow repairs pianos and they are placed here and there around the island for anyone to play!
 Charming little places like this abound.
 A challenging hike (for me anyway) up a mountain revealed the abode of fairies.
A visit to a place like this helps bring back a little magic into your own life. A bit of inspiration to make things beautiful, and to realize the value in that. Planting a garden, adorning your home, creating some art, or cooking some real and good food is an honorable thing to do.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

This 'n that

Just a few pics of what is going on around here:
Lovely radishes just seemed to be glowing pinky-red.

 The three amigos - Max has grown into a mighty boy - he is bigger than both Ozzy and Henry now and isn't done yet! He is very sweet tempered and purrs grandly.

 These two set themselves up like this - a couple of posers.

 I am tickled with my wheel barrow - it is a tapestry of sedum.

Friday, 24 May 2013

March on Monsanto!
May 25, 2013
Our family will be joining the march on Monsanto this Saturday. It is awful to see what corporations are doing to this world of ours. The average citizen can see that messing with the seeds God gave us is craziness. Our corrupt governments are so tied with corporations that they are ruining this earth.
There is much hope if people speak their mind.