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Beauty is subjective, much like our opinions on beauty.

Lammas Day Celebrations,

Lammas Day Celebrations,

  We are baking bread for Lammas Day- Aug 1st,  the festival of the wheat harvest, the first harvest festival of the year. In the medieval agricultural year, Lammas also marked the end of the hay harvest that had begun after Midsummer. At the end of hay-making a...

Find the Monk!

There is a timelessness about Vancouver Island, at least timeless as in the sense of unchanging spiritual presence. The Salish Sea,and the First Nations mythology, the Raven and Bear, and then add the Buddhist monk strolling down the beach, eyes fixed on the earth.

Gotta Love that Nose Art!

Gotta Love that Nose Art!

Nose art is the art form found on many Allied Forces bombers and fighter planes, and WWII was the golden age. Squadron insignia was painted on aircraft in WWI in wild and varied ways but true nose art began in WWII with the pasting of images from "mens magazines" on...

Avon Calling!

Avon Calling!

My mother was an Avon lady. I loved it- the bag full of samples and brochures. To a Wild Rose, Topaz, Rapture. Pretty Peach for little girls- packaging before "packaging". I could go on. Names that smelled exotic. And those little tiny lipsticks! Who could forget?...