On the occasion of the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris, with the inspiring and moving words of both the 46th President and the first youth poet laureate of America, Amanda Gorman, still resonating in my mind:
Congratulations America. Welcome back.
I hope you know how much you’ve been missed.
Happily all’s well with the world today.
Good luck and God speed.
A beautiful morning in the Pacific Spirit Park on this most inspiring of days. Thinking of family and friends down south who are honoring the memory and legacy of Martin Luther King today. I hope his words of love and grace will lead towards justice and peace in the challenging days ahead.
Two moments from the past week in the Pacific Spirit Park. In these dark days a little light peeking through lifts us all up and gives us hope, something I think you’ll agree we all need at the moment.
Today I received my mask from Physicians for Human Rights, which I will now wear whenever I am out to honour my dear colleagues and all of our Health Care Heroes, and as always I thank them all. Although to say thank you never seems quite enough it comes from the heart.
As the sun set in the woods at the end of this week of weeks, the words of Dylan Thomas came to mind: “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” No doubt that rage that I know so many of us feel will undoubtedly continue until the traitorous tyrant is removed and held to account.
2020 look back #6 – New Year’s Eve
As the luckiest Grandparents in the world who have three beautiful grandchildren whom we adore beyond words my final post of 2020 is one that celebrates a love that I know you all feel every day, the most important love of all, the love of family. This year the expression of that love has been challenged as we have had to limit our times together, as I know you have too, but as you can see we have been lucky enough to have had many moments of pure joy that have lifted our spirits.
It has always been a treat to see your families too, whether babes in arms, children slaloming and mountain biking, siblings, partners, parents and grandparents. I wish you and your families a very happy and healthy New Year and look forward to all the positive changes that are just around the corner as the New Year begins. In the meantime, stay safe and well, and thank you to the heroes amongst you, you know who you are. 💕🥂
Look for this hard at work pileated woodpecker tomorrow on Christmas Day.
Rays of hope to uplift us all on a spectacular morning in the Pacific Spirit Park yesterday.
Three memorable moments in the Pacific Spirit Park today.
Celebrating the beauty of the source material