Schooling in September

Out of the corner of my eye, I catch a glimmer of red, a smudge of gold, a hint of rust. September has stamped its presence on a handful of leaves.  The garden is fading into fire. How did this happen so quickly? There were many wonderful summer moments left to experience.  Although the weatherContinue reading “Schooling in September”

Adjusting in August

August is summer’s last glory- hot, humid days dripping with golden sunshine. Gardens and parks overflowing with blooms and butterflies. Children delighting in cool treats and warm evenings, making every moment count before they have to fill their backpacks with pencils and notebooks. There’s something about this month that eases us into the fall. ItContinue reading “Adjusting in August”

Writing Ritual: Writing Workshop

REGISTER Join Arts Educator and Author Sheniz Janmohamed for an inspiring, engaging writing workshop: Writing Ritual.  In this workshop, we will explore how ritual impacts and influences our daily lives and creative practices. We will write “ritual” poems, develop new creative rituals and make our own nature mandalas. Themes we will explore: – Ritual vs.Continue reading “Writing Ritual: Writing Workshop”

Dreaming in June

When June arrives, it feels like summer has arrived. The light is golden, the breeze is warm, the forests are full and the trees glow green. In June, I like to laze around in the garden, sip iced tea and cold coffee, explore the city and the woods and read books on grassy blankets. It’sContinue reading “Dreaming in June”

The Poetry of April

Dear Visitor, Thank you for stopping by. Take as long as you like, and be sure to check out the latest news & events, and join the Facebook page for your chance to win a special gift. April is upon us.  A month of rain showers, sunlight and the possibility of new growth. I’m reminded of the firstContinue reading “The Poetry of April”

Firesmoke Book Launch: Gallery

Firesmoke

And so, April comes to an end. A month of low temperatures, frigid rain and obstacles is over. When T.S Eliot wrote “April is the cruellest month”, he knew what he was talking about. If I could give this April a vocabulary, some of the words would be: endurance, frustration, elation, perseverance, realization, patience. WhenContinue reading “Firesmoke”