Saturday, September 8, 2007

How Many Crosses Do You See?

At the Martyr's Shrine there is a prayer garden in the forest. It is a short path that leads to an opening. You can hear the wind blowing through the trees and for a nature lover like me it is the ideal place to pray and meditate.
In that clearing a Saint used to go there to pray and he saw a cross hanging in the air above him each time he visited there. They have a wooden cross nailed up to aid people in seeing what the Saint saw and a statue of him kneeling where they believe he had kneeled. I took a picture of him...

and then I took a picture standing beside him. My DH was amazed at all the crosses in the picture. He didn't see them when he was there but it is the reason I took the picture. I was surprised by how many I saw in the photograph after I got it on the computer. So how many crosses do you see?

The Stations of the Cross

More from the Martyr's Shrine. These were the Statiosn of the Cross. I was a shutterbug the whole time and I wanted to take even more pictures but my camera battery died.

Friday, September 7, 2007

The Martyr's Shrine

This summer I actually had a vacation! This doesn't happen very often and usually I get a day trip here and a weekend there. We took a total of 5 days off which is a big thing for me and my husband since we are both self-employed. He is a miniature sculptor.

At one point of our trip we were out looking for Saint Marie among the Hurons which is a monastery and we happened upon the Martyr's Shrine. We stopped there and were filled with peace and awe at the beauty of the church and the grounds. Two Saints lived and worshipped there and we were able to see the relic of one Saint, his skull, in the church.
Here are a few pictures of the grounds.

Moving All Around

I thought I would start my blog with an introduction, talk about myself and yadda yadda yadda with a big yawn. I have a horrible time talking about myself and will often find myself talking about kids, work, school, pets, husband and even my husband's work to avoid talking about myself. In the grand scheme of things there really isn't much to tell but then again there's plenty. Today, however, I am not going to go on and on about my trial and tribulations as a child but really just summarize where I am going at this point in time and with this blog.

Pssst...this isn't my first blog. I have another one, Finding My Inner Voice, which so happens to be a dud, I guess my inner voice is something of a mute and really doesn't want to talk. I ignored it so much that I really have no idea what direction I was going in. I was at a loss and not sure where to go with it.

So when I went through a major physical move I decided that it was time to go through a blog move and start over. I have added a few things here and there and this blog still has a lot of work and tweaking to do but I really feel like I am going to enjoy it here. I may not post as often as other bloggers. I may not be witty or awe inspiring but I will ramble happily as I put a final touch to a story line or rant when I am having difficulties with kids or classes. Some things I talk about will really have no bearing on the grand scheme of life and probably doesn't need to be read by the public but then again how much of main stream culture is as mundane as how many loads of laundry I did. Tons I' sure, of course if I get so desperate that I am talking about seperating whites from colours, I'll...well you know.

So this is really just a place to practice talking about myself, things I've seen and to give little shouts of joy as my career moves forward and I get that pink elephant (the novel) revised, published and finally move onto the next elephant (which I am sure is going to be a lovely shade of lavendar).

Anyway, enjoy or don't. Hopefully I will see you around and maybe you will get a few rare glimpses of the crazy woman that shares my brain and forces me to not only be a mother, wife and zoo keeper (too many animals) but also a writer and dreamer.

So without further ado, welcome to my blog.