Nature and Tranquility

We created a wildlife pond in the garden two years ago. We were amazed at how quickly amphibians and insects moved in. We surrounded the pond with as many wildflower species as possible. Two of my favourites are yellow flag iris and fox and cubs (see images). Sitting next to the pond on a warmContinue reading “Nature and Tranquility”

Dancing ferns

Walking through a wood allows you to observe minute details; the patterns on the bark, the sounds of the leaves rustling in the breeze or the fragrance from the pink purslane flowers drifting through the air. These small observations focus your mind on the “here and now” and “in the moment” making you feel aliveContinue reading “Dancing ferns”

Midsummer Night

The Summer Solstice is the most wonderful evening of the year. I wrote this poem in celebration of this enchanting night. Here is an excerpt. Midsummer Night To settle and rest then, close your eyes, Breathing sweet air with gentle sighs. The dew is falling with moist delight, To cool the meadow in the fadingContinue reading “Midsummer Night”