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published in Beauty, Dogs, Gardening, Home, Inspiration by Maryanne | August 2, 2017 | No Comment

Gratuitious Sex Garden Scenes

 

Shade garden in back yard

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.”

– May Sarton

Hah…couldn’t resist having some fun with the title of this blog! A little gardening humour to get your attention 🙂

I am in Los Angeles this week, so for today’s blog I thought I’d share a few photos from my garden in Sidney by the Sea.

Enjoy!

My patio flowers

 

Crazy daisies!

 

Grapevine – Part 1

 

Grapevine – Part 2!

 

Sadie after she bit the heads off the marigolds 🙁

 

Pretty little garden at the front of the house

 

 

Beautiful begonias!

 

Happy Hydrangea…

 

 

Giant Sadie in front in front of the gnome home & hobbit hole 🙂

Do you have a garden? If so, I’d love to see some pics of yours!

“Gardens are a form of autobiography.”

– Sydney Eddison

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her regular weekly blog, please sign up here.

 

published in Activity, Beauty, Inspiration, Travel by Maryanne | August 1, 2017 | 2 Comments

Oregon Road Trip – Headache Free!

 

MA on early morning ferry from Victoria to Port Angeles, WA

“I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.”

– Walt Whitman

Hallo and Happy Summer!

How is your summer going? Fantastic, I hope 🙂

I had a fabulous road trip to Oregon last week for a friend’s 50th birthday party near Portland. On the way, I stayed a night at Seaside on the Oregon Coast and then headed inland to the delightful McMenamin’s Edgefield property (just East of Portland) for two nights. No cluster migraines this time…hooray!

Here are a few photos from my trip:

Baby swallows in their nest, waiting for Momma to return with breakfast

 

Morning fishermen at Seaside, Oregon

 

Happy to be at the beach, Seaside Oregon

 

Seaside, OR

 

Oregon coastline

 

Garden at Ruby’s Spa, McMenamin’s Edgefield, Portland, OR

 

Japanese garden at McMenamin’s

 

Some of the gang wandering the grounds at McMenamin’s – the birthday girl, Ellen, is second from the right

 

Pretty spot for lunch on the way home, Washington Peninsula

 

Have a great week!

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her regular weekly blog, please sign up here.

published in Activity, Beauty, Environment, Face the Future, Inspiration, Nature by Maryanne | April 19, 2017 | No Comment

This is the 4th blog in the Face the Future 2017 spring blog series:

Getting Out into the Great Outdoors – Earth Play for Earth Day 2017

Maryanne & Sadie, Qualicum Beach, BC

“Kids who don’t get outside, who aren’t stimulated by their environment, won’t grow up with any motivation to protect our planet.”

– Earth Day Canada

Earth Day is Saturday April 22nd!

This year marks Canada’s 150th birthday and celebrations across the country are highlighting our great outdoors.

At a time when most children spend less than an hour per day outside, Earth Day Canada is asking everyone to “EarthPLAY for Earth Day 2017” by getting outside to connect to your nature!

Remember how you played as a child?

Did you spend a lot of time outside, building forts, climbing trees, inventing new games and getting your hands dirty, without any grownups interfering?

I sure did!

But according to Earth Day Canada, this type of play is rapidly disappearing from our world.

Why does Earth Day Canada care so much and why should you?

Because kids who don’t get outside, who aren’t stimulated by their environment, won’t grow up with any motivation to protect our planet. And kids who don’t connect to their inner nature through creative play won’t be as resilient as generations before them.

That’s why Earth Day Canada is dedicating this year’s campaign to outdoor play.

So whether you have kids or not, I hope you can get into the great outdoors on Apr 22nd and have some FUN while celebrating the beauty of nature 🙂

About Earth Day Canada

Founded in 1990, Earth Day Canada is a national charity that inspires and supports people across the country to connect with nature and build resilient communities.

For further information, please visit their website.

Face the Future is an on-line environmental awareness campaign that raises awareness about how and why individuals can lessen their environmental footprint one step at a time.

The 2017 blog series runs from Mar 24th to Apr 28th. To receive the weekly blogs via e-mail, here is the link to subscribe . Face the Future is an initiative of Pink Gazelle Productions Inc.