Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Jess + Ryan

putting-necklace-on flower-buds-in-jar pews flowers-and-booklet Rudi-and-Loren window-sill Jess-and-Ryan Ryan's-mum flower-girl,-Jess-with-dad musicians Jess-looking-out communion-and-wheat flower-girls-hands inside-the-church communion-table grampa-praying about-to-kiss the-kiss married Loren bright-box bright-box-laughing urban-farm Anya-and-Ryan food head-table beer-and-board roasted-sunchoke-soup soup dancing What a wonderful wedding! I started getting to know Jess, and enjoying our talks on the drive north when a few girls from the neighborhood started carpooling to school, and I met Ryan when I helped with the wheat harvest I posted about here. Ryan is one of the Urban Pilgrim Farm(ers) the (faded) sign speaks of. Not only was he highly involved with the planting and harvesting of the wheat, much of which featured in the wedding, Ryan also grew most of the ingredients for the food served at the reception including all of the sunchokes for the soup, which was prepared by both families a day or two before. Ryan also made the communion wine. Which was absolutely scrumptious from the tiny taste I had. There were so many beautiful little touches like this which made the day rich with meaning and symbolism. And it really was great to see what a community event it was. I'm so pleased to have shared the day with these two and their friends and families and I'm genuinely excited for them in the adventures that await them together. An enormous thankyou to Sara who also helped photograph during the ceremony.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Enough sunshine to dry clothes on the line...

Brambly Hedge Spring Story
Spring is here! It rained (and even snowed) for most of my Spring Break but the sunshine arrived on Friday and is set to stay for the rest of the weekend. Vancouver looks so different in the sunlight and I feel instantly healthier after a bike ride and some vitamin D! Image above courtesy of Jill Barklem, author and illustrator of the Brambly Hedge books.
white-crocuses pear-tree-buds sunny-grass-chat

Spring is;
clean sheets on the line,
rooftop sunshine,
hydrangeas coming back to life,
crocus colour in suprising places; in a neglected pot of mint,
an unkept backyard.
pear tree buds of possibility,
sunny lawns,
under pink

Thursday, March 22, 2012


I made jam this week with some local raspberries (frozen in the summer) and some huckleberries (?) Matt brough back from his family's place near the Rocky Mouuntains over Christmas. BC Jam! Photo has NOT been edited at all. This colour is real.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Thank You Dani from Danni Press for this lovely package that arrived with the postie last Friday. I entered a competition at Dani's booth at Got Craft back in December when I was helping to sell some JustPotters ceramics. What a treat. Thanks again!

winter colour

West-Van-flowers I drive along this road to work everyday. I like the wintery colours of these hedgey flowers.