Solstice – 2016 at the Peace Garden

December 21, 2016

When “Solstice” was first installed at Woodwynn (last spring) I promised myself to be there at sunrise on the morning of the winter solstice. And today, with Deryk, I did just that. We arrived early. It was still very dark and we walked around as we waited for dawn, almost feeling the world turning under our feet in order to reveal that first glow in the sky. At first we heard an owl and then other birds awoke with different sounds. A flock of geese flew over and we laughed at the trumpeting noise. There were clouds today so when the light did appear, it gave a soft, shadowless feeling. There’s an infinity of moods in the Peace Garden. This morning was extra special.

As many of you already know, the sculpture was inspired by a quote by Albert Camus: “In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” (as translated in Lyrical and Critical Essays, 1968)

Here are a few photos:

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Autumn at Woodwynn

October 22, 2016

Just a few misty pictures from the past week 🙂

As always, we find peace in this place and we are grateful…


End of June – Woodwynn Peace Garden

June 30, 2016

Something new from Deryk….  this one didn’t “get away!)

(We’re watching the movie “Big Fish” to celebrate.)

We had a warm spring so perhaps the timing will be different in future years, but this year, June was an amazing time of colour in the Peace Garden. The lavender bloomed all month and many of the sage plants bloomed as well. We actually expected all of the sage plants to flower but it seemed to be pretty random. Perhaps since they are still really relatively new plants (just a year old) it will take time for them to all flower or perhaps there will always be some plants that don’t flower in a given year.

 

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Apple tree lane is thick with apples that are full size and quite red at this point and beautiful pink poppies appeared by magic near the meditation nest.

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We’ve kept up with the watering. We’ve almost kept up with the weeding….

We never stop appreciating the beauty of the location and we are always grateful to be a part of the farm!

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And there are interesting developments around the farm outside of the Peace Garden as well 🙂

 


Providence Farm visitors to Woodwynn Farms

January 26, 2016

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The weather didn’t stop visitors from Providence Farms this morning! It was wonderful to share ideas about farm spaces that can be made open to the public!


LOVE

January 6, 2016

Fantastic drone footage and more — in this video that we made for Deryk’s upcoming “LOVE” exhibition at Art Works Gallery in Vancouver. Contact Deanna Geisheimer for more information (604) 688-3301

Hope that many of you will be able to attend. The opening is February 12, 2016.

We are super excited and thank Dale Clark for his drone photography, Amy Hall for her cello performance, Sam Houston for the sculptures as well as the sound tech work.

And of course, Deryk Houston and Richard Leblanc!

 

Oh yeah, I have helped out a bit too 🙂


Video of the Woodwynn Peace Garden

June 17, 2015

Video of the Woodwynn Peace Garden – by Shaw TV South Vancouver Island.

I love how this video conveys the message of hope that *is* Woodwynn Farms. As Terrance tells us – stay on the path and don’t get lost!


One month from today….. World Labyrinth Day!

April 2, 2015

One month from today is May 2 – the seventh annual World Labyrinth Day.

The Labyrinth Society proposes a “Walk as One at 1:00″ event – and at 1:00 pm on May 2, you are encouraged to join others around the globe to create a wave of labyrinth experiences across the time zones. For some it will mean walking one or more labyrinths during the day, for others it might mean drawing a labyrinth or tracing a path with your fingers.

If you have seen my recent postings, you’ll know that Deryk and I have been working on a Labyrinth at Woodwynn Farms in the Woodwynn Peace Garden – http://peacesanctuarysculpturepark.org — A labour of love that has given us great joy.

Here’s a recent photo:

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To find more info about labyrinths and the event, here’s the society’s webpage
https://labyrinthsociety.org/world-labyrinth-day