Today as my soul breathed in the beauty and grace of this amazing place that we call home, I thought about how much I wanted to share this very special place, and this incredible life we are creating, with those who also hold a dream of leading a more authentic life,...read more
Hunters of the Dream is going on tour!
From February 22 to March 18 Hunters of the Dream will be going on a blog book tour. Each blog stop will give you a behind the scenes peak at the writing of Hunters of the Dream, Book One: The Gathering!read more
The spider walked across the top of my computer with complete confidence. He didn’t hesitate–he was on a mission. I was busy writing. We almost managed to ignore each other. But before I knew it he was dangling from the top of the screen, descending towards my desk like a seasoned mountain climber. Maybe he was trying to entomb my screen? Did he think there was some chance of catching a quarry attracted by the light of my Mac? I have to say I didn’t want to find out.read more
Hoar frost has etched the hibernating orchard and fields white. These days the winter sun rises low in the sky in the mornings, and by late afternoon disappears into Burgoyne Bay. My husband Robin and I, are new to this magical property and still finding our bearings....read more
As an environmental artist I work with site energies and their stored memories to create art work that reconnects viewers to the Earth and back to the sites. I work with dreams, meditation and deep intuition—each site giving me a unique and special message. Many of us have become disconnected from the Earth and I feel a sense of urgency to communicate the messages the Earth has shared with me in a way that can be understood by the heart and soul as opposed to the mind and intellect.read more
When I was 11-years-old my grade six class went on a camping trip to Prince Rupert on Vancouver Island. Children, teachers, chaperones, camping gear and supplies for three nights were loaded on board an old yellow school bus. We chattered excitedly as the bus took us down city streets to the highway that would eventually begin to meander through old growth forests of Cedar, Douglas Fir and Hemlock. It would take us a couple of hours to arrive at our destination.read more
Plant native and wildflowers.
Bees love blue, purple and yellow flowers. Native and Heirloom flowers are usually best as they produce more pollen and nectar. Don’t forget to plant flowering herbs as well. Plant flowers in same colour clusters. A variety of seasonal flowers that begin blooming in very early spring into late fall will provide food sources for months for bees, and other pollinators like hummingbirds and butterflies. If you have the space, consider planting a wildflower meadow that doesn’t get mowed.
This morning as I sat down at my computer in the yurt I wondered what to write about and then wham! a small bird flew directly into the window in front of me – I watched her as she flew straight at me. She was a tiny songbird, a Golden Crowned Kinglet … a messenger.read more
We came across not just one but three Roughskin Newts on our morning walk, a sure sign of winter’s rainy approach. Roughskin Newts are a type of salamander found in the Pacific West from the Alaskan Panhandle south to California from sea level to 2700 metres. They are fairly large reaching up to 22 centimetres in length from tip of the nose to the end of tail.read more
The beginning of our Pacific Northwest winter rains have brought snails out of hiding. This morning two of them crossed our path, not the usual Pacific Sideband dark brown variety we’re used to, but lighter coloured Terrestrial Land Snails with light pinkish-purple bodies. Snails are associated with full moons in many culture and their appearance this morning coincides with the October full moon, the Hunter’s Moon.read more