May 23, 2017
Apologies. Try as I might, I can’t seem to get to my blog. It’s not that I don’t want to, but obviously, it’s not enough of a priority for me to do it. The most I can manage digitally is posting on Instagram (@timetobeinspired) and the odd share on Facebook. How sad is that?
2017 has been a year of change and so far a year of travel. In January and February, I spent 5 weeks in East Africa, visiting Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. The trip included 2 outstanding overland safaris plus a week of relaxation in Zanzibar. In April I visited Prague in the Czech Republic for 2 weeks as well as spending a week in Budapest, Hungary. All of these destinations were new to me and for the most part, I have one thing to say. WOW! Seriously. I took thousands of photos and found amazing inspiration and soon I plan on getting down to work to use some of that inspiration. My travels will be shared in posts to follow.
I am writing this from 37,000 feet on a flight from Calgary, Alberta to Halifax, Nova Scotia. My oldest son is getting married later this week and it is time for a celebration! This is a week-long trip. Immediately after my arrival back in Calgary my residency at ACAD (Alberta College of Art and Design) begins. I hope that means that I’ll be nose to the grindstone for 3 months. We shall see.
In the following months, I plan on making a concerted effort to revive my blog. Perhaps my format will include minimal text and lots of photos. Maybe I won’t be able to contain myself sometimes and there will be something to read. Only time will tell. My goal is to post every 2 weeks. In the past, I enjoyed documenting my work, my travels, some cooking adventures and various miscellany. That varied and vague approach will probably continue. Thanks to anyone who took the time to read this. I hope to reacquaint with some of my online pals. I have missed you.
Here are a few photos of fun things I’ve spotted on my trip so far.
I can’t believe I’ve waited till late at night AGAIN to get this post together. I’ve had a quick look through a few photo albums and selected green that jumped out at me. It frustrates me that I don’t seem to be able to control the order of the photos, but maybe next time I’ll be able to figure it out. I can’t think of anything but plants when I think of green. It’s just too late.
These photos were taken across the country from the Muskoka area in Ontario to Victoria, B.C., and a couple of them right here at home. Click on the photos to enlarge them. Enjoy.
Here’s growth in our front garden, starting 10 years ago.