I believe that true inspiration comes from everyday people doing ordinary things, quietly and without fanfare, to make the world a better place.

A burgeoning tomato plant

It’s raining today so I decided that this would be a good time to make use of some of the photos I’ve created over the past few days – mostly of flowers and plants in my gardens and others. The fuzzy buds above will someday (soon I hope) provide us with sweet and tasty cherry tomatoes.


I planted sunflower seeds in a large, empty planter that once nurtured a growing tree. They are now beginning to blossom, their petals unfurling when the sun shines down on them.


My two favourite herbs are parsley and basil – both of which grow well, and go well, with tomatoes – especially in my delicious “greek” tomato salad.

Bee in the bush

Of course, nothing would fare well without the pollinating presence of bees flitting from blossom to blossom.

Even the weeds that I have to pull from my rosebushes offer lovely colour and are pretty to look at. Simple daisies in the bushes by the road make me smile. They are my favourite flower – growing happily to face the sun wherever they can find it.

Yesterday I went to meet up with my friend, Judi, in Hampton, NB. We sat on a park bench overlooking the Kennebecasis River and talked about anything, nothing, everything for a while. It was a lovely way to spend n hour or so. While I was waiting for her to arrive, I wandered around the grounds of the Lighthouse River Centre and took photos in their beautiful gardens. It was a simple and relaxing exercise in ‘being present’. Inspiration truly does come from the simple, ordinary things.

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