Tag Archives: Nature


29 Nov

I give thanks for love, family, nature, angels, friends, magic, Giggles the pig and opportunities. What do you give thanks for?

Sleeping Beauty?

25 Jan

How often are we like a Sleeping Beauty, sleepwalking through our days, our duties, our work and relationships, our lives? Put your hand up if you fall victim to dulling yourself, if you fail to notice the lush interesting activities that surround you, or if you forget to enjoy the spiky flora and fauna or admire the chirping birdsong that fills the air.

The first protea of the season.

The first protea I ever grew. Photo by Leanne French


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Sleeping Beauty Moments.

8 Dec

Snippets of Sleeping Beauty moments to bring a sliver of calmness to your world wherever you may be. December can be frantic for many people. I encourage you to slow down, rest when you can and refuse to buy into the bombardment of pre Christmas panic and stress. In a season where there is pressure to give to others and be all things to all people, don’t forget to give to yourself. Breathe low and slow. Sit on a step and sip your favorite drink from a beautiful vessel. Cuddle an animal. Smell the roses. Drink in the beauty that surrounds you.

Finding Beauty.

30 Nov

Golden light fills the clouds and turns them the colour of toffee.  I feel a gentle breeze stirring and I’m thankful that for an early evening in autumn it’s still warm enough to sit outside. I catch a glimpse of how the early snow sits, like tears in wrinkles on the blackened mountain ranges that today seem closer. A mower drones on in the yard next door as a plastic bag dances in a unexpected puff of wind marching in from the south.

toffee sunset-photo by Greg Keith

I take a moment to capture the blessings this ever-changing landscape offers. It never fails to entertain and delight me in the simplest of ways.

The scent of a roasting chicken reaches my nostrils and I giggle. It drives our vegetarian son out of the house muttering something about his saliva daring to threaten his new found beliefs.

I place my hand on my heart and take it all in, this richness of color, this Continue reading