Monthly Archives: October 2012

I’m Wishing…..

If wishes were horses then beggars would ride, If turnips were swords I’d have one by my side. If ‘ifs’ and ‘ands’ were pots and pans There’d be no need for tinkers hands!¹ I wish I were… If you had only … Continue reading

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Blue Willow – Foreign Stories of Faraway Worlds

Two birds flying high, A Chinese vessel, sailing by. A bridge with three men, sometimes four, A willow tree, hanging o’er. A Chinese temple, there it stands, Built upon the river sands. An apple tree, with apples on, A crooked … Continue reading

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The Spooky Spectres of Samhain

Well, it’s that time of year – The celebration of the spooky festival my Celtic ancestors called Samhuinn or Samhain (literally “Summer’s End”, and pronounced Sow-een, Sow-in, or Soun). It’s also known as the Day of the Dead.  The Catholic … Continue reading

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Drawing with Light

Photography:  derived from the Greek photos (“light”) and graphein (“to draw”). ¹ If you think about it, light is both the subject and the paintbrush for most photographic work. It can help bathe a subject in color or brilliance, bringing out every detail – … Continue reading

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A Circle of Friends – The Līgo Circle of Appreciation

“The yearly Līgo celebration happens every summer solstice in Latvia. At this time we adorn our heads with Līgos of flowers, oak leaves, grasses and plants. We join circles around bonfires and celebrate life, and our appreciation of each other.”* … Continue reading

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Think Pink (Even if it’s not your favorite color…)

When I was about nine, my mother decorated my room in pink and white.  I had striped café curtains with canopy valances, pink walls and bedspreads, and a white desk and trim.  I’m not at all sure why she picked … Continue reading

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