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Night Light

I guess I can never stray too far from painting trees…my original obsession. There are many subtle colors in this painting which are not picked up by the photo. 16 more words

Windy Day

I am pleased to see that the tall birch trees are still standing after today’s gales.

Although I don’t think the rain has finished with us yet.


Finding my Feet in Finland

I was surprised with what I found. Can I say that?

I knew so little about Helsinki or Finnish history.

The Nordic regions weren’t a focus of the Australian school curriculum at all. 1,036 more words



I’m back in Anchorage for writer’s school. While I am gone Aki is living large with friends at their waterside property. Last summer I saw many moose on my morning bike rides but this week I’ve only spotted homeless folks and grim faced commuters on the Chester Creek bike path. 263 more words


What is Beauty?

As I age these days there are times when I re-visit a certain question, “What is beauty…?”

I use to slather on dye to my hair when it began to turn salt and pepper, more on the salt side. 681 more words


Nature is always working in one shape or another

This tall Birch tree had been dying for a number of years, until it arrived at its destination when it was time to say goodbye.  Sadly I contacted a gentleman to come and cut this beautiful tree down in sections…it’s odd to think the main reasons for my buying my fix-er upper of a home over 16 years ago was in part to this majestic birch tree and my attached car garage. 807 more words