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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

hOMe is where the heART is …

Monday, October 31, 2022

Cherry Hill Gate . . .

We had a wonderful family hike over the weekend through Cherry Hill Gate, part of the Royal Botanical Gardens and  
an absolute hidden gem.

So many beautiful birds feeding out of our hands ... 
can you spot the Crane?
Spectacular views
and reflections
and I can never resist a little whimsy coming across magical spots ;-D 
Happy Halloween!
d xo

Friday, October 28, 2022

Art in the Workplace . . .

Art in the Workplace
Exhibit #35
is on now at
McMaster Innovation Park
October 28, 2022 - March 2, 2023

I am thrilled to have had both submitted pieces of art accepted into
this wonderful, juried exhibition.
Always grateful to have an incredible space like the Atrium at Innovation Park which showcases and supports local artists.

Art can be viewed in person at
The Atrium
McMaster Innovation Park
175 Longwood Rd South
Hamilton, Ontario

Sales are made directly through the artist, so if you are interested in both or either piece, please contact me via email for more information.
A sold sticker will be placed beside the piece, but it must remain in the gallery until the end of the exhibit. 
Hopes, Dreams and Possibilities
17" x 24"
Birds of A Feather
19" x 27" 

Have a wonderful weekend!
d xo

Monday, October 17, 2022

Our Autumn home . . .

snapped a few pictures as I walked around the garden . . . 
dressed in the beautiful colours of Autumn that I adore! 
all the rusts * browns * golds * burgundy * yellows * creams * and greens
where even the mailbox is decorated ;-D 
my friend sent me this sweet flag from Utah 
knowing my love of crows * scarecrows and pumpkins 
It is the first thing I put out in the garden as I begin decorating for the season and Halloween . . . 
a little door hanger I needle punched a few years ago
just waiting to be carved on Halloween
a sweet little find in the mums . . .  
 the arbours are covered in vines that have turned such gorgeous shades . . .  this one is over our pond
a fallen leaf in one of our many bird baths 
and of course . . .  a heart! xo
scarecrows stand guard in the front and back gardens . . .
we've had them all for years, since our children were little, lots of sentimentality attached to each,
so even though they seem to look a bit worse for wear each year, we could never part with them.
One will need some new straw hair and new pants as the old ones are threadbare (working on that today)

paper lanterns tucked into one of our larger scarecrows pockets
lots of whimsy :-) 
and garden signs
a harvest welcome

 "To those who have not yet learned the secret of true happiness,
begin now
to study the little things
in your own dooryard"
-George Washington Carver-

~have a wonderful week~
d xo

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Thanksgiving walk . . .

Keep Calm

Autumn is here!

The most gorgeous weather over the Thanksgiving weekend and a long country walk was in order.
fresh air * spectacular colours * trees and birds and chipmunks * wide open space
"It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust
of brown sugar and cinnamon"
-sarah addison allen-

... and we had a lovely apple cobbler waiting at home :-) 

bright sunshine capture
I am a magnet to the trees :-D 

just look at this beauty - it took our breath away! 
"Love the trees

until their leaves fall off

then encourage them to try again next year

-Chatt Sugg-

lifelong tree hugger
"Delicious Autumn!

My very soul is wedded to it,

and if I were a bird

I would fly about the earth

seeking the successive Autumns"

-George Eliot-


the leaves are falling

as though they are in love

with the ground

~my favourite season~