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As the bird appeared on the beach, a lovely scene unfolded before me and as I stepped out of the car to take this photo, the sun began to set. It was a peaceful time, a quiet moment, a gentle experience of Love and I wondered “what will Tomorrow bring?” Not just Tomorrow of the […]

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Thoughts of Shandy and Gertie and Izzy and Foxleigh and Chet and Quinn and all the wonderful four-legged creatures who have taught and continue to teach me the meaning of unconditional love. ********************************************* FOR THOSE THAT THINK “IT’S JUST A DOG” <author: unknown> From time to time people tell me, “Lighten up, it’s just a […]

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Sweet hummingbird – how can I not be fascinated by you? Your grace, your beauty, your agility … you bring peace; you bring joy. You are a gentle reminder of the wonder of the cycle of life. I honour you and thank you for being such wonder-filled subjects for my camera lens. <Photo & Text […]

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There she was – strutting her stuff across the street in the little town of Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, looking oh-so-certain of her destination. Then she stopped. Didn’t move – at all. Camera in hand, I watched her … watching me. “A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is […]

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A gentle walk along a rural path brought forth images of summers long ago when a swing under the huge cherry tree in the back yard provided countless hours of relaxation and fun for son, Tod. As he swung, his feet would move back and forth to maintain a rhythm and he would hum — […]

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Three chairs on an overcast day, waiting … waiting … waiting. No one sat in them that afternoon – inclement weather. Imagine the stories they could tell about the people who have sat in them over the years.  <Photo & Text © June Maffin>

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A sunset – yes, this is a sunset! And no, it’s not a black and white photo. What is seen in that photo is just as I remember it – expansive, beautiful, breath-taking and illustrative of the possibilities that abound, when we open our eyes and see, truly see … truly see what lies before […]

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I peered through the no-longer-existing-fence and looked beyond the tall weeds and grass to the farmhouse so I could take its picture. What stories that building could tell! Tales of a long-ago time, when it stood tall and erect and provided shelter, wonderful space for children to play, and listened to the stories of its […]

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The world is a mess and there is so much that is wrong, hurtful, frightening, negative … some would say ‘evil.’ What can we do? Ignoring the situation won’t make it go away. We can pray but our individual prayers may not seem like much in the broad scheme of things. Then again, neither does […]

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 Have been thinking about life and death today prompted by news this morning that a new great-grandchild is on its way and that family / friend is near death.    When I took this photo at Goldstream Park on Vancouver Island, I was struck by the dual symbolism of life and death in the same photo: […]

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There they were — mama and little ones, crossing the road. I didn’t see them but dear husband did.  He stopped the car to let them pass <whew!>. “Quick – get the camera!” he said. I wasn’t really quick enough to capture what I wanted to, but enough to remember the moment. And, I will […]

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solitary flower by the roadside you are a gentle reminder of the cycle of life the beauty of life the fragility of life all three wrapped in one little flower <text & photo © June Maffin>

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Can’t believe it’s the first of September already! While the leaves haven’t begun to change colour (yet), they are beginning to fall to the ground. I took this photo at Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island (British Columbia) last Fall and find it to be a gentle reminder of the Seasons of Life … not just […]

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Can’t believe it’s the first of September already! While the leaves haven’t begun to change colour (yet), they are beginning to fall to the ground. I took this photo at Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island (British Columbia) last Fall and find it to be a gentle reminder of the Seasons of Life … not just […]

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Visited a friend today and, sitting amongst her lovely camellia flower bush was a Mama robin, nesting. As much as I wanted to capture this grace-filled moment and move the leaves/flowers for a different perspective, I didn’t want to disrupt her, so carefully and quietly took her photo from where I was. She was so […]

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There’s something about Nature that continues to remind me of the miracles around us if we have eyes to see … like this tree. When I first walked in front of it, I kept on walking but then I turned back. I wanted to see if what I thought I saw, I really did see. I […]

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It was just a photo, that’s all just a photo – a photo of a young man in uniform hanging in a frame in a living room window. What was it about that photo that grabbed at my heart? What was it about that photo that created a deep chasm in my soul? What was […]

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  In the Jewish tradition when someone dies, friends and family often leave a stone at the grave. There are several reasons for this, but for me, because stones don’t die, I find them to be a reminder that a gravesite is a holy place. Lately, I’ve been discovering some Facebook posts are holy places […]

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  Lessons abound each day … opportunities to develop spiritually; be challenged intellectually; discover things about other people, about God, about ourselves. Sometimes, learning is rich and wonderful, exciting and a gift; sometimes learning is difficult, discouraging and yes, even hurtful  The question is, who would want to live a life where there was no personal […]

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We all grieve.  Some grieve privately; some grieve publicly; some grieve when and where they need to; some have short moments when they allow themselves to grieve; and some shove their grief down deep inside them and carry on only to find the grief erupting years/decades later in unsuspecting ways. When we don’t find ways […]

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