Friday, March 1, 2019

There's Lots To Chew On About Apples

BITTER or sweet with a prominent role in a biblical story about creation, this unblemished and apparently carefully selected rosy red apple somehow fell to the ground uneaten. I was taught “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and although I’m not sure that's true, there's much to chew on about this famous fruit as I get to its core in an earlier post HERE.

Because apple seeds need healthy soil to grow and because the state of our planet is the most pressing issue of our time, link up and learn about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report.

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Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Umbrella With Its Story Yet To Unfold

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive ..." - Maya Angelou

A SCRUFFY umbrella in the corner by a doorway rested like a tousled survivor recovering from a blustery windstorm. It proved a little stronger than expected but less transparent than before the storm ... its adventure yet to unfold.

For more West Coast reflections see my latest photographic journal and online scribbler at UNDER MY UMBRELLA AND BEYOND.

Because the state of our planet is the most pressing issue of our time, link up and learn about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report.

Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Chasing Unicorns

Self-realization is the path to awakening. That's why the cloud-bound unicorn on my shopping bag tells anyone who sees it to follow their dreams. Yet even a bag full of dreams unrealized can be arousing ... if the chase is enjoyed.

For more West Coast reflections see my latest photographic journal and online scribbler at UNDER MY UMBRELLA AND BEYOND.

Because the state of our planet is the most pressing issue of our time, link up and learn about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report.

Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms

Friday, December 14, 2018

Sitting Pretty Without Us

WOBBLY but with elegant touches intact, the tattered old chair on the road seemed to suggest that I pause and digest what all those traffic fumes have been saying. Humankind is as capable of extinction as any creature and polluting ways need to end if we hope to survive. Sustainability on Earth is rapidly fraying but flowers still bloom and the sun rises and sets so we choose to forget that the human story might not last and we could run out of time. Sometimes I wonder ... what would the world be like free of our kind.

Because the state of our planet is the most pressing issue of our time, link up and learn about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report.

For more West Coast scenes see my latest photographic journal and online scribbler at UNDER MY UMBRELLA AND BEYOND.

Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms

Saturday, November 17, 2018

The True Heart Holds The Key

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller

Soon to be erased door to the First United Church building in White Rock.

For more West Coast scenes stay awhile and explore past posts. To see fresh perspectives or to leave a comment, link to my latest photographic journal and online scribbler at UNDER MY UMBRELLA AND BEYOND.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Come Into My Web

"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect." Chief Seattle

STICKY STRINGS, barely visible, seem harmless to use as a bridge but can land a bug onto a hungry spider's dinner table. Nature's crocheted webs and catching-nets are everywhere this fall.

Webs cling to the misty air, dangle from mailboxes and fence posts and attach to homes and hairdos, doing their part to decorate the Halloween season.


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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Starry-Eyed Soggy End To Dry Summer

"Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don't feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn." Marilyn Monroe

A blown leaf hit the soggy ground. The rain gave it a special glow ... as if it were a discarded garment that could have draped the shoulders of someone bathed in starlight.

The leaf twigged a memory that Marilyn Monroe and I do have one thing in common.

I have no fashion designers and I'm no icon in films but I, too, feel like a "warm red" and am drawn to deep hues and soulful moods of decaying beauty in autumn.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Super Wonderful Canada From Coast To Coast

"Canada is like a bird, it likes to soar freely." - Unknown


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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Artful & Architectural Bridges

Love is the bridge between you and everything. Rumi

MY DAUGHTER and I crossed the Granville Street Bridge last week. It was hot that day with a cooling breeze as we walked adjacent to the busy car traffic. We had a bird's eye view (pictured above) of the Granville Island Public Market and bright canary yellow restaurant appropriately called Bridges.

There are two such crossings in close proximity over the north arm of the Fraser River connecting downtown Vancouver to outlying areas. Across the waterway we spied the other connector, the Burrard Street Bridge, built in the 1930's. Its Art Deco influence is visible from a distance.

A bridge can be anything ... a thread, a complex web of communication from one to another or a simple log placed fortuitously over a tricky situation as my daughter's painting of Penelope (below) shows.

Years ago I designed handcrafted cards from her childhood art and added sayings. There are unchallenged, true and imaginary obstacles as we press forward in life so I'll quote Penelope Puddle for the journey: "Wishes for bridges each step of your way."

This post is linked to OUR WORLD and SIGNS, SIGNS.

For more West Coast reflections see my latest photographic journal and online scribbler at UNDER MY UMBRELLA AND BEYOND.