I was going to start with a New Years greeting, but feel I’m somewhat tardy in that respect. So, in honor of a new month, in a new year, I shall instead give you a little bit of history starting with my arrival in Canada, from Scotland, 14 years ago this month.
I still remember the view of the North Shore mountains as my plane landed at YVR. It was a beautiful day to arrive in a breathtaking landscape of mountains, trees and highways like I had never seen! I was 22 years old and arrived to the welcoming arms of a familiar Canadian, one who would later become my husband and father of our 2 beautiful children.
This month also marks the start of our 8th year here on the Sunshine Coast of BC. What an amazing and breathtaking place we live in! I still am thrilled to wake each day and be greeted by the changing cloud formations over the Comox glacier, by the currents and winds over the Salish Sea, and by the raw beauty of each nook and cranny of this coastline. Yesterday we spent a few hours at Palm beach and I have chosen to show a piece I am working on of that exact spot. Palm beach is also the stunning backdrop for the annual Sunshine Music Festival, possibly the best spent weekend of each summer.