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First Snowfall Perspective

Posted on 25 November, 2015 at 20:45 Comments comments (0)

First snowfall of the season here, bringing a blanket white to everything outside. It is a chance to reflect on perspective... A television show I recently watched, had one of the main characters excitedly anticipating the first snowfall, the crispness in the air, the way it changes the landscape. I watched in wonder thinking how I often approach this time. Today while I heard of those battling through traffic and others being reminded of things to do still before full-on winter, I was blessed with a quiet morning. I could reflect on my perspective looking out onto this new vision around me and choose, choose how I will approach it. The card I am connecting with today from a new Oracle deck for me (Native Spirit Oracle Cards by Denise Linn) features white snow capped mountains and a snowy feel to it all. The Eagle in it invites to look with a new perspective from high above. Perfect synchronicity. And so I look outside with welcome for this new phase and choose to celebrate what it brings!

How do you feel about the first snow fall? If you have children, what are their reactions to it?

Light blessings,


November 24, 2015

Tree Energy & Strength

Posted on 28 October, 2015 at 17:50 Comments comments (0)

This morning was a call to walk in the woods behind our house. Such a beautiful time of year, leaves falling softly, trees breathing in the open spaces. The air was crisp and invigorating.

I believe that there are those who can "whisper" to the trees... While I do not presume to call myself one, I do pay respect to the trees I walk by, touch them if I feel invited, talk to them if there is respect & thanks to be paid, and hug those who feel open to it. I am blessed to have some lovely big trees on the property I call home. One today, had a Grandmother energy about her and I am honoured to have spent some time with this wondrous Beech tree today... May your day be filled with beautiful moments to cherish, to heal & to teach you.

Love & Light,


Natural Power

Posted on 19 July, 2015 at 21:40 Comments comments (0)

Wonder about the power & energy all around us?

Have you ever stood outside before a storm?

I perfectly timed a swim before the thunderstorms rolled in on this summer's day. After storms overnight, it was the quiet between. I could hear the rumblings off in the distance as the cloud cover moved in overhead. It was as if the trees were all in a moment of pause feeling the energy that was already here & what was on its way. The air holding its breath, the creatures calming in readiness & recognition. I know it is partly the literal electricity around but with it came the reminder that we are all energy, we are all connected together with our natural world, even if we work & behave differently.

Remember to breathe in this energy whenever you need reminding and let the natural power be one with you again.


In Light,



Summer's Rain

Posted on 1 July, 2015 at 14:55 Comments comments (0)

The Summer Solstice this year felt like a very strong day to me, full of meaning and energy. With that, I found myself writing a poem about what I was experiencing that day. Since then, I have had an inkling to add it to this page and it has stayed with me... so taking the hint, here it is!

I hope you enjoy the read :)


Summer's Rain

I welcome you

dear Summer's rain.

How you float down

from heavy rich clouds

through humid full air

to land on expectant ground.

Here you nourish.

Here you soak.

You bring life where dryness was,

allowing growth and vitality

to flourish.

Newness can blossom

and creation can take form

in its many ways.

The day was full of waiting

for your arrival.

Warmth rising from the earth,

meeting with the sun.

Hazy and lazy

in a sensuous embrace.

Energy drawing a balance

between light, heat,

and wondrous water.

And here, now,

as the sun sets on the longest day

you sprinkle from above.

Through the leaves,

passing the branches,

down to the ground.

To the vegetation,

to the creatures

dependent on you for survival.

Hear some sing in rejoice,

others safe and sheltered

to reap your rewards on the morrow.

Light shifts through the moving clouds

as dusk gives way to night.

Playful nature of the day

changes to mysterious adventures

by starlight;

by firefly lights flickering in the dark

as thunder announces the lighting from above.

Your melodious sounds hit every inch

of land.

Raindrops to touch.

Rivulets to cascade.

I greet you with respect

and leave you to your task

of watering and cooling

on this night,

this first Summer's night.

By frog song

and dripping sounds

we sleep.


a first Summer's day


By Sheila Bicknell

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Happy Summer's day with nature

Posted on 1 July, 2015 at 14:35 Comments comments (0)

Since I posted this on my Facebook page, I have had a lot of fun showing the salamander on my hand picture to people. It is really quite amusing to see the reactions people have! I hope you are enjoying something of nature on this Canada day!

June 21, 2015

I am blessed this day, while doing property work, to be entertained by a chipmunk family chasing each other & checking out what the human is doing, and to find this little fellow in one of my water buckets. I collect water to put into my rain barrel and it seems he/she thought it was a nice place for a swim! It's a leadback (dark coloured) Eastern Red-backed Salamander.
After a little walk-about of the property on my hand, he/she is back in the woodlands. Happy Summer to you little creatures!