Live it…

Be fully present in each precious moment – Brian Biro

Just before I headed out to the west coast to see my daughter, a co-worker sent me a text that said, “Live it….be ever so present in each precious moment”. I truly did breathe it all in and we did jam a lot into a few days.

Photos are a wonderful way to continue to live it….a week ago today, we were in Whistler and we were definitely ever so present….

I appreciate that I have strayed from my usual posts of late….back to regularly programmed photos soon!


Missing the little things…

Right now, one of my very favourite people is away, and I miss him a whole bunch. My son, Kyle, is spending the fall as a visiting scientist at Harvard and I really miss him and the little things….like how he checks in and asks how my day is going….how we chat about everything and nothing….sharing a meal…..

This is a great opportunity for him and, like his sister who lives across the country from us, I am happy he has found the life he is meant to live. Just wish there really were a way to be teleported!

In honour of my favourite scientist who happens to study ants….

Ants and peonies – a usual pair

You can’t stay in your corner of the forest….

You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. – Winnie the Pooh

My birthday weekend was spent leaving my corner of the forest and “going to the others”. So worth it!

Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver


Raindrops keep falling….

I have not posted in almost a week not because I’ve been lost….rather because I treated myself and hubby to a trip to see our daughter. This involved travelling pretty much across the country and back in 3 days. Worth every tired moment.

Until I can regroup, there’s a shot the captures both the weather here and there – wet!


Happiness is like a butterfly…

Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder – Thoreau

There is an offshoot to exercise – that wonderful thing called endorphins. Theory is, they will kick in after you complete the task at hand. The last couple of races, those endorphins have had some difficulty showing up at the right time.

That being said, a few days out, after a few long soaks in the tub, a massage and time to reflect, I’m pretty darn happy. Perhaps because I didn’t chase it, but I turned my attention to THE FINISH.