Best laid plans…

My friend and I had plans to participate in and support the first ever NSHike event in River Hebert this afternoon. On the way there I checked for the address and saw a posting that it had been cancelled for today. Well, we were already half way there so we continued to Amherst instead whereContinue reading “Best laid plans…”

Fleeting Moments of Autumn

Many of you will agree when I point out that an autumnal walk will reveal discoveries often bypassed. Not only are the leaves changing colour but the fruit is past it’s prime… add a little frost and we have a reason to contemplate fading beauty. Saturday Blessings, Anna

Contemplative Moments

In Contemplative Miksang photography we respond to the Flash of Perception, that moment where our attention is drawn to a particular composition in nature or the ordinary world. These are, in some way, mini meditations: moments that drown out distractions like noise, or even the stunning landscape surrounding the “flash”. Give it a try sometime!Continue reading “Contemplative Moments”

Random Impressions…

My days are filled with amazing sights. Sometimes my attention span feels challenged with so many note-worthy impressions. For today I just want to share some random images. Hope you enjoy the offering, Anna Please click on individual images to fully appreciate the subject matter.

Nature Observations

I spotted this perfectly illuminated leaf from the backseat of a car about 50 meters away. It drew my attention immediately. I call this my “flash of perception”. Two days later the sparkling rain drops on these apple blossoms had a similar effect on me. Creamy white and soft pink colour splashes contrasted against aContinue reading “Nature Observations”

Visual Haiku Explained

Walking the pups one day last week I came across this visual haiku. What is a visual haiku you ask? In nature this is a great time to find them: the image is a fine example. The rose hip is from last autumn and close to it the green leaf bud is getting ready toContinue reading “Visual Haiku Explained”

And then it was Spring…

It felt as if from one day to the next buds are bursting and signs of spring advancing are everywhere! The local naturalist keeps careful records and according to his calendars plants are two weeks ahead of schedule in 2022. This is somewhat difficult to fathom as it has been a harsher than normal winterContinue reading “And then it was Spring…”

Golden Light

It was a beautiful day yesterday, Easter Monday. We had appointments in Amherst all day and I missed my opportunity for a longer hike. Instead I carved out time for a sunset walk. I am always in awe of Golden Hour, that time before the sun slips beyond the horizon. The light seems to paintContinue reading “Golden Light”

Perseverance pays off…

I posted about my quest to find wave action several times already… Last Saturday afternoon I jumped in the car and drove the 4 km to Partridge Island Beach. Once I parked the vehicle I had trouble opening the door with the wind pushing against it. Ottawa House and Partridge Island Beaches are more sheltered,Continue reading “Perseverance pays off…”

Of Long Shadows and The Last of the Autumn Colours…

Finding peace at the beach while the sun casts the long shadows of fall…

Backyard Tranquility

One does not have to venture far to take in the fall colours in Nova Scotia. All it took for me was a few steps down the sloping back garden and…. voila!

Food for Thought…

…Left or right? Which eye is the most dominant? And why am I asking this question here, today? Read on and find out all about a simple exercise to explore to rediscover the world!…