Wishing you peace and love. M +D Noffke A man born to love. Many of us are spending a quiet Christmas, not by desire, maybe by choice, but also out of necessity to avoid the pandemic. I am using the time to reflect on who Jesus was, born into our world, his mission to reflect … Continue reading Christmas
We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.Joseph Campbell Let gratitude fill your heart and may it complete your joy in season. Digital doodle, may joy be yours, M Noffke
End 2020, Start 2021 There are two weeks to go before the new year, 2021. This must be one of the most poignant times for us as the human race; Covid 19 certainly has made a mark on humanity, no matter what your opinions are about it Covid 19. We all must surely wish that … Continue reading End 2020
Bees on onion flower, M Noffke. In my lovely back garden are small bugs and bees, I am grateful for these: they come and go as they please; visiting blossoms as they speak of hope and a new tomorrow - their potential promise renewed that produces my fruit and vegetables. Pollination of flowers inspiring my … Continue reading I am grateful for bugs and bees.
Roses on the roadside in Elgin, by Morag Noffke. Roses, roses, roses.My overwhelming memory of driving through the orchards in Elgin and Grabouw was of all the roses. The rose is one of my favorite flowers and they felt and looked so abundant lining streets. We were on the lookout for a private airfield that … Continue reading Elgin and Grabouw
In my studio with my two Mewses. My happy place, playing with colour and line. Nasturtiums, water colour sketch of the day, M Noffke. Journal entry:Life is like a plant with a tangle of stems, all good, even although they are going all over the show - because life is messy like that; but it … Continue reading Art Studio
... get to know your body: loving yourself to health, and the hindrances... Dear friend As I mentioned I would love to encourage you towards a healthy lifestyle. The first key I consider important - is love your Self and your body well. We all have learnt to criticize our bodies when we don’t measure … Continue reading Loving yourself to health, and the hindrances.
An interlude to our African Travels.I decided to invite a friend of mine, Tracy, to give you a glimpse into her world as she lives on a nature reserve close by to me. Although the nature reserve is surrounded by suburbs it lies quite close to the coast so I have included some pictures of … Continue reading A glimpse of Life on a small nature reserve in Cape Town.
In honour of Margaretha Armstrong.My memorial candle. I want to thank you for your response to my post on How do we grieve. I appreciated the connection which was shared. I decided to light a memorial candle to honour my mother’s life that ended on 7th October 2019. Since it is the first anniversary I … Continue reading My first anniversary candle
'We gotta get back up.' Lock-down 2020 Feeling lazy Because we can Feeling the slanted sun Warm our skin Feeling hazy A drifting plan Feeling out of sorts Dragging us back. Lock down 2020 Put a spanner in the works For us. We all Want to say it, "It’s inconvenient, Frustrating Aggravating 'Disgruntlelating,'" … Continue reading Gotta get back up and be propelled forward.