Through my lens

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It’s been a while since I’ve been around, but I thought I’d pop in to say hello and let you know what’s up. Several weeks ago, Mr. V had a health crisis that’s kept me busier than usual. A lot busier, and I admit that I’ve been feeling stressed, exhausted and depressed. We’ve come through the worst of it, for now, but it’s left me feeling behind in just about everything, with worry nibbling at the edges of my days. Add to that the lingering grief of losing Jack, the fact that my best friend has moved to Nova Scotia and the continuing isolation of Covid, and it becomes a recipe for getting stuck in a not-so-good place.

It’s always been my vision to provide a positive type of blogging. This channel is full of serious writers who provide important content that I value, but what I have to offer is simpler. I want to share my vision of the beautiful, simple things in life that nurture us and give us reason to continue the fight for equality, justice and a livable planet. I think that has value, and I hope you do too. So, today I am kicking myself in the ass and saying enough of the feeling sorry for myself. It’s time to stop and lookup.

It’s Springtime, and tender green plants are being born. Colour is creeping into the grey landscape left behind by winter, and leaves are painting in the spaces between bare branches scratching at the sky. There’s a riot of green trailing streamers of red and yellow tulips, blue forget-me-nots, purple violets and pale blossoms of apple and plum. I’ve thrown open my windows, and the passing breezes bring in the sweet earthy scent of spring.

I’ve taken stock, and now it’s time to take a deep breath, count my blessings and with intention, begin again.


  1. Ice Swimmer says

    Great to see you back. I’ve missed you! My warm thoughts for you and Mr. V!

    The spring is also here, anemones are in bloom, the grass is getting green and some bushes may have leaves soon.

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    Also, the light on the flowers came out very nicely through your lens.

  3. says

    I am glad you came through whatever was ailing you both OK-ish. I was worried a bit about the long silence.

    That picture came out really beautiful.

  4. Jazzlet says

    It’s good to hear from you Voyager, I hope MrV continues to improve and that your life becomes at least a little calmer. Those are beautiful violets.

  5. says

    Big hugs for you and Mr V
    I know that feeling, I’ve been having a hard time dragging myself to the computer.
    But those violets are wonderful.

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