Grow with the Flow ~ Nature Photography

“When you possess great treasures within you and you try to tell others of them, seldom you are believed.” ~ Paulo Coelho  I have been enjoying the escalation of colors in our backyard. It is mother earth imploring us, in her playful way, to give her our feet, our eyes, our noses and to take…

Healing Herbs ~ Hyssop for the Garden

“Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.” Ancient Native Proverb   As I write about the different herbs in our garden, my hope is that I…

Beauty All Around ~ Nature Photography

A Sufi holy man was asked, “What is forgiveness?” He said, “It is the fragrance that flowers give when they are crushed.” It is a pleasure and privileged to revel in nature especially as the colors, fragrances and textures explode all around. Borage has come back to life and once again graced us with its…

May – I need more hours in the day!

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The temperature has fallen (again!) and the wind can be so cold, but things are hotting up in my no dig greenhouse and polytunnel. Germination is so rapid it feels as though seeds are popping almost as soon as I plant them, thanks to the heat mats and heated propagating bench.…

In the Light ~ Nature Photography

 “The light of love restores every lost voice.” ~ Janette Oke There is the perpetual sunshine bringing a smile to all those who pass by. Then there are those who unveil themselves to the world to show their true strength. Even when they lose something, they remain whole. Those who feel the light deep inside…

Beach Time on Vancouver Island: Nature Photography

As summer approaches, the anticipation of hot sun, soft sand, barnacled rocks, lapping waves and cool ocean air washing over my mind and body gets me a little giddy. It’s never too early to head to the beach and take in all that its wonders. Little treasures are found along the way when one is…

Wild Flowers of Vancouver Island ~ Nature Photography

The beauty of spring is in plain sight. On this particular hike in Central Vancouver Island, where ever we looked, there were burgundy, yellow, blue and purple flowers nestled among the soft, dewy greens. We admired the unique shapes of the flowers and pondered whether the fairies used them as umbrellas, hats or cups to…

Wordsworth Dances with Daffodils

Just as the daffodils are slowly fading away, replaced by colorful tulips, here is a poem by William Wordsworth to commemorate the beauty they bestow upon the waking planet each spring. We planted about 40 daffodil bulbs in our front garden last fall. Amazingly, the sight of the yellow visage of a flower gladdens the…

Inspirational Tuesday ~ Sage & Sage Tea

  All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them. — Arapaho Proverb This year, we planted many herbs in our garden. In fact, last count was 26. My familiarity with herbs is mostly culinary and limited to basil, chives, marjoram, oregano, cilantro and parsley….

A Walk in the Forest ~ Nature Photography

In honor of Earth Day (April 22). Every day is Earth Day. We are all stewards of this planet and must do everything to nurture our nature. ~ The spring rain brings out the most beautiful wild forest flowers. We went on a hike with a mission to seek out these meadows where fairies surely…

A Walk in the Garden ~ Nature Photography

All photography by Jane Grueber Full Photo Gallery  I watch out of the front window as a gentle spring rain soaks the garden beds filled with seeds and seedlings. My camera and I cannot resist nature in its infancy or at its most divine peak. The seductive smells of rain and the nearby forest as I…