My favourite colour is purple. I like most colours, except that I'm not too fond of yellow. I'm a teacher, a student, a wife and a step-mom to four young adult-ish kids. My favourite room is my craft room. I like to play with photography, paper, scrapbooking, book and card making. Thanks for checking out my blog!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday, Garden Colour

pinky winky hydrangea

so fragrant!


the apple tree is blossoming
Pretty heather hedges, yellow magnolia tree, and unknown tree.

the last of the daffs

Azaleas, ready to burst.

Yellow Magnolia

transplanted from my mother-in-law's garden

my hydrangeas, looking promising

My garlic is already looking good!

Working in the aquaponics greenhouse.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland 2014

This was a difficult visit, but profoundly meaningful. I wanted to see for myself this place that I have read about. I wanted to bear witness to what happened here. I wanted to walk the paths that were walked by so many people who were marginalized because of who they were.

There were some places where we were not allowed to take pictures. One room was where they kept all the human hair that was found on liberation day. The hair was removed from the victims after the gas chambers because it could be turned into blankets and sold for a profit.

The other rooms where we were not allowed to take pictures were the torture rooms and solitary cells in the basement of one of the barracks.

As I gather and sort through all the pictures of our trip to Poland, these were the ones I wanted to go through first. I have not had time to fully process what I saw and heard here, and making this slide show has helped. They deserve their own space, so I've made a slide show just for this day.

Click HERE to see the slide show.