Tamed by Floral Beauty

“‘I am beginning to understand,’ said the little prince. ‘There is a flower… I think that she has tamed me…’” -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince *** There’s something about a blue sky and a light, fresh breeze that makes me feel like pottering. I’m not a gardener. I was hired … Continue reading

Totaling tea

Were you to look into my kitchen cabinets, it might be reasonable to assume a few things about she who accumulated their contents. Not unlike judging a book by it’s cover, of which I am in favour. For example, the eleven cutting boards (seven dishwasherable plastic, two bamboo and one … Continue reading

A Banner Word

I’ve been seeing banners popping up everywhere – made from cloth, pewter and other materials. Many (although not all) have sported inspirational words, such as “HOPE,” “LOVE,” and “JOY.” It didn’t take me long to become enamoured of these decorative messages – especially hung in a strategic place like across … Continue reading

An Evening of Elegance and Eloquence

Wouldn’t it be exquisite to go back to the days of old school Hollywood glam? Where hair was always perfectly coiffed and paired with kitten heels and a flirty little black dress? Where men sported tailored suits and slick hairstyles and knew how to make tweed look sexy. The Kelowna Art Gallery plans … Continue reading

The View From Here

I love learning where The Pear Tree readers are checking in from. So far Canada, the U.S.,  England and Australia top the list of most common countries, but there are lots of others. And we know that lots of you travel to fascinating locales. Take your eyes off the computer … Continue reading