For more than 25 years, I’ve made my home in the area surrounding Flandrum Hill in Cow Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada. My grandchildren now run among the trees I transplanted with my own children when they were little. The wonder I have for my natural surroundings enhances the quality of my life and acts as inspiration for this blog and my art work. I especially enjoy writing about the hidden and half-seen activities in nature that spark the imagination and fuel the soul.
I think people in general, and children especially, would be happier and more at peace if they were to spend more time outdoors in the fresh air, getting to know the living things in their local environment.
I learned to enjoy nature by spending time outdoors as a child with my parents and grandparents, who always seemed to have a garden tool in their hands. As an immigrant to Canada, my dad never took the beauty of our vast wilderness for granted. His photographs of nature were enlarged and displayed as fine art in our home.
As a young mother, I transplanted countless trees while holding a baby on my hip. I didn’t have to tell my kids to go play outside. I was already out there with them.
Whether you live nearby or on the other side of the planet, I hope that the words and pictures you find here serve to add to your wonder and appreciation of nature and inspire you to take a closer look at the natural world in your own neighborhood.
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul. ~ John Muir
Unless otherwise credited, all writing, art and photography on this site is of my creation. I write about my art work at www.drawingconclusions.wordpress.com