The deep blue of the Costa Blanca has been a vivid backdrop these past six days. I had yearned for warmth and colour... it's all here in glorious Spanish hues. Yet if I'm honest, I also derive so much joy from the scape of a city. The angles and contours, the palette and patterns… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #44 – The romance, the details, of a grand Spanish City
Wrapped in our tartan blankets late Saturday evening, Bruce and I savoured the view from our deck. The stars were ablaze, the pine trees silhouetted against the light of the moon, and patches of snow still lingered in the warming spring air. It felt like a reawakening. It’s a little ironic, with winter making… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #42 – What if your heart is all over the map?
It wasn't ever a question which colour Jo and I would choose as the primary colour for the cover of Monday Morning Emails. Call it greenish-blue, a shade of turquoise or is it a dabble of light sea green, light cyan and keppel? Then again it seems it could also be munsell... perhaps a… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #40 – That ‘MME Colour’ we so adore
It's March, but spring has not quite sprung in our corner of the world. This past weekend, even in the glorious sunshine, it still very much felt like winter. With my cousin's family here for a visit, it meant spending time with her daughters... three of my favourite young girls/teenagers. It's always a welcome change… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #38 – The Exuberance of Youth and #Gratitude
The first thing I notice is the Hudson's Bay blanket. They are iconically Canadian and part of our country's history. But there it is, on my bed... in a Monastery in old Quebec City. The four muted, primary stripes of the blanket are the only colours in the room. A vision of white; austere… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #36 – Silence in an Augustinian Monastery