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the realms of autumn

What a beautiful forest walk! For a week, the island had been socked in with fog. Magical and mist-shrouded, also wet and claustrophobic. On this day, the fog had retreated to the sea. From the beach, we appeared to be alone in the world; the surrounding islands, the mainland and its mountains, had disappeared in […]

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when dreams come true

For nearly all of the twenty years I have known him, my husband has been reading Wooden Boat Magazine, poring over the images and technical articles. Before moving to the Gulf Islands fifteen years ago, we both read Muriel Blanchet’s incredible memoir about cruising the Salish Sea in a tiny motor yacht in the 1930’s, […]

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this week: finding the beauty in every day

Some moments of beauty from a very busy week. What were your treasured moments this week? Here are mine: Savouring rose petal sorbet that my friend handmade from her own roses. Packing up all the buddhas I’ve been creating for weeks, setting up the exhibit, and basking in the glow of the opening evening. Early […]

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a change of perspective

Yesterday we traveled to Hornby, our sister island, with some friends for a private tour of the Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park.  The artist himself led the tour, and from the moment we arrived in the parking lot and he greeted us, we were carried away into another world, an intersection not only of ideas and […]

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