How can we not believe the planet loves us, when we look out and see scenes like this?
Solitude and loneliness are different. Solitude can be soul enhancing, spirit lifting. Loneliness is heart aching. When I saw this cloud, I thought of the times I have been lonely. These days I am often solitary, which feeds my creativity. But I have not been lonely for a long time.
Kasugai Garden in the heart of Kelowna, British Columbia’s downtown, is a gem. It is a quiet oasis, beautiful spring through fall. I am sure it is beautiful in winter too, but the doors shut before winter descends. I often wonder about the turtles, the koi, the beautiful plants. What is it like for them in winter? Do they miss those of us who slip into this quiet space at every opportunity?
Since I’ve started carrying a camera on my walks, I’ve been seeing things I missed before. One of them is the number of flowers with an undeveloped flower attached to them. I don’t know why I never noticed it before, but there is something endearing about these flowers that did not have a chance to grow on their own. This is one of them.
Welcome to Turtle Talk’s new home. If you’re wondering what happened to the site where it used to reside, check it out here. Since StoryRoute is focused on storytelling, and the other site is returning to the focus originally intended (writing, photography, creativity), the turtles and their friends wanted a place where they could be a better fit.
So this is it. Now that they are in their new home, the photos and tiny tales will appear regularly in this spot. Once in a while they will be punctuated by musings on storytelling, which is at the heart of human experience and the heart of me.