Visiting Capilano Suspension Bridge Park was a very special day as we had never experienced such views from a suspension bridge before. It is a 140 meters long and 70 meters above the riverbed. My words cannot do this place justice. We met up with a dear friend of Derek's; Hubert was visiting Canada so … Continue reading Rejuvenation in Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Vancouver
While we were visiting Vancouver Island we took an hour walk around Thetis lake which is made up of two fresh water lakes joined by a narrow piece of land in between and it is located in the Thetis Lake Regional Park on Vancouver Island. Needless to say, with the forest surrounding the lake, this … Continue reading Thetis Lake
When it comes to travel I love to be in nature most. I enjoy architecture, art, history, and culture, but nature is always what I connect deepest to. I don't necessarily need to know the names of all the birds, animals and vegetation to enjoy it. In actual fact I find the less head knowledge … Continue reading Vancouver Island, Esquimalt Lagoon. (2014)
Our autumn here is gentle and temperate, a wonderful relief from the hot summer days. Just as it is a time for summer leaves to fall and be incorporated into the soil again I have worked on two W.I.Ps that I started in summer. W.I.P. Sunflowers and Roses I took my time finding the correct … Continue reading Finished W.I.Ps
"For to be free is not merely to cast offs ones chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others” . Nelson Mandela Human rights day Photo by Dapo Abideen on Pexels.com Today, 22nd March, is Human Rights day in South Africa I have the choice to remain silent and … Continue reading 22nd March Human Rights Day
Oak leaves, M Noffke, 2021.Ink leaves, M Noffke, 2021Wax crayon rubbings, Morag Noffke, 2015. My life has taken a sudden turn, mimicking the change in the cycles of nature. It is autumn here and I have slowed down. Just like the trees respond to nature and begin to slow down in autumn, shedding their leaves … Continue reading An update on life: my past few weeks.
I have great memories of hiking through this forest and descending onto the beach. The beach itself was a tiny little beach that fostered a feeling cozy privacy. For the most part our hiking group was the only party on the beach. The forest was moist and there were many mushrooms popping up all over … Continue reading Vancouver Island, Mystic Beach West Coast. (2014)
Repair of the earth: I want the world to thrive. “The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.” Rabindranath Tagore I am passionate about saving wildlife and fostering a thriving environment by doing my bit (re-use, recycle, upcycle, restore, … Continue reading 3rd March: World Wildlife Day
I have three projects I want to showcase today. No 1 is finished while No 2 and 3 I am still busy with. (If you want to know what a W.I.P is have a look at W.I.P.s and vulnerability.) 1) Finished W.I.P. Oak leaf printing/painting. This one, I share with you, is part of the … Continue reading W.I.Ps: Printing, Dyeing, Crochet and Pastels.
Vulnerability I am sure you know what vulnerability feels like. It is an uncomfortable feeling and therefore most of us shy away from making ourselves vulnerable to others. Well I know I do. I am quite picky about who I reveal my vulnerability to. The funny thing is as a writer one does go out … Continue reading W.I.P.s and vulnerability.