Life is often a kaleidoscope of events, images, thoughts, duties, happy moments, gentle touches and even not-so gentle touches, scary moments and unforgettable moments. At the end of the day, these bits and pieces somehow come together like a continuous giant puzzle. This puzzle has no ending in sight—merely additional pieces that fit somewhere in the giant picture. I see my walks in the same light.
As I move down neighboring streets and beckoning lanes, I know there may be something phenomenal around the next curve.
Perhaps, an impressive entrance
or intriguing piece of garden ornament
It always lifts the spirits when a plain gate offers Oriental lanterns. . .
Or the stone birdhouse perched on its own wall
A ritzy Elf’s home complete with teeny barbecue, mailbox and teeny lawn chair
Or a miniature windmill on a quiet neighbouring street.
Strolling through the Village, the Oak Bay Artists have each contributed their version of the Covid Hearts to liven up the planters and boulevards. Here are two examples:
The unexpected treasure of a bi-plane made from strips of coco-cola cans–suspended from a tree. . . .
An artistic “Welcome” and “Farewell” at the foot of a homeowner’s entrance to his home.
BUT sometimes there is absolutely nothing but an enjoyable walk. . . .