Weekly Photo Challenge – Unlikely

One of the things I most appreciated during my visit to Costa Rica is the “farm to table” experience at La Carolina Lodge while on the Six Petals Rainforest Retreat. This resonated with me since I am a farmer on the West Coast of B.C. and base my diet mainly on what I grow inContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge – Unlikely”

Weekly Photo Challenge – Lines

Spring is in full bloom on our beautiful little island, and all around the garden Lines are popping up everywhere. From the trim of the garden beds, the fence posts, all the stems and the leaves of the plants. But have you ever just stopped to check out the flower petals? I think flowers areContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge – Lines”

Weekly Photo Challenge – Awakening

Spring is in full force, with all the flowers and seeds Awakening from their winter slumber and their colours bursting Open. I have to say it’s a pretty inspiring time of year! I love watching all the action and the surprises that appear a little more each day. One of the things I love aboutContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge – Awakening”

Weekly Photo Challenge – Evanescent

If you don’t get up early enough in the morning, you may just miss the Evanescent moment of the morning dew on the flowers in the garden!!! Here is a view of a magical morning earlier this month when the dew bejewelled one of my Queen of Night Tulips…    

A Staycation!!!

What does that word mean to you? Have you ever taken one of those? And if so, what did you do? Or what would you do if you took one? So I just had a staycation right here on Cortes Island… and I think it’s a really interesting thing to do and would suggest everyoneContinue reading “A Staycation!!!”

Meet Ms. Boutika

Ms. Boutika is one of the art dolls from my new multidisciplinary art installation “Senses That Sin.” I drew my inspiration for this exotic/erotic experience from flowers and their lush surroundings that can tickle our senses when we allow ourselves to fully enjoy their offering.  Ms. Boutika was created and inspired by the idea ofContinue reading “Meet Ms. Boutika”

Weekly Photo Challenge – Dense

The garden beds are ready to be turned for Spring planting and are filled with organic matter, including: seaweed, rabbit compost, collected mulch of leaves and soil. It’s become Dense with nutrients that only need to be watered. This surely heralds an amazing season of fruits, vegetables, and beautiful flowers ahead. Here is some infoContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge – Dense”

Weekly Photo Challenge – Pure

At the end of every summer, we usually clean up our gardens and put them to rest for the following spring… I was taught to do this at a very early age by my very Italian Grandma (whom I love and miss dearly). Well last year, after seeing one of my good friends’ wild gardenContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge – Pure”

another day another pick

I consider gardening and preserving food an art and Its been a very busy season.As we are in the middle of a big move we are also still picking from our existing garden that never seems to end.This years garden has produced 3 seasons worth of fresh vegs and fruit to eat since spring toContinue reading “another day another pick”