From Diana - Journey of a Thousand Words


From Diana – Journey of a Thousand Words

I am taking many little journeys close to home to speak about my new baby “The Sweetness of a Simple Life.”  So I went to Hudson, Quebec.

Now the story goes like this.  Last year I decided to do this talk in April to avoid the snow and bad roads.  All week it looked good.  The travel time is around three hours.  At the last moment the weather forecast pronounced Murphy’s Law.  We were to expect, ice, snow sleet, possibly rain and certainly freezing rain.

Christian and I got there.  Our knuckles were white.  In addition to this, the Quebec road system forgets that it is attached to Ontario.  I am lucky that Christian has manganese somewhere in his brain.  He never gets lost.  He gets that far away look in his eyes and points the car in the right direction.  I would not.  My speciality is getting lost.  Always.

I had a very large crowd at St. James Church on the main street.  I was happy to see quite a few new members and many were young with their children.  I decided to show some slides of the spring and mid-summer garden when it is at its best to cheer everybody up.  I had lots of questions.  And signed some books.  They had all gone by evenings end and I was asked to speak for the Aspen Foundation in Colorado.

We stayed at The Willow Inn.  I did not see the ghost, but I did see the flooding out of my window.  The lawn was gurgling and boating was possible up to the back door.  Very convenient if you are a sailor.  At dinner we had a wonderful surprise.  We were joined by two friends, Randi Olsen and Randall Reeves.  The latter is a whale and big sea mammal expert.  He was off to Cambodia in a few days to check out the salt water dolphins in the Mekong River system.  I wished him luck.

Luxury accommodation in Diana's garden

Luxury accommodation in Diana’s garden

At the home front, the garden is about a month late.  To date and very unusual, we have just one sparrow at the feeder who has joined the winter birds.  We are waiting for the song birds to arrive.  The winter damage to the garden expands daily.  The sheet of ice that covered the whole garden made it possible for the mice, voles and voles to eat everything in sight both underground and above.  This includes perennials, bulbs, corms shrubs and trees.  These creatures were starving of course and could not get above the ice sheet for their winter reserves.

So I have to be philosophical.  I will divide and reset.  I will reseed many places.  We will repair what we can and try to improve areas that have been left open.  And wait and see what eventually makes it and comes up to please the eye for another year.  All gardens are an exercise in optimism, anyway.

In the last few weeks I have put together the APP for the film which matches zones to trees for planing in North America.  I have also drawn the molecular structure of many important health giving aerosols for the animals.  I have drawn them in such a way that the quantum structure shows their ability to fly and spin.  This is the movement that gets them into the human body and is the basis of their ability to boost the immune system.

The reports of the IPCC or International panel on climate change has come out.  The scientific community is showing their confidence in the warming trend of the planet.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that all will go well for the film and we will be able to speak to the world.  There are solutions.  Get prepared for action and a lot of fun……

Greyling the Cat contemplates life, the Universe and everything

Greyling the Cat contemplates life, the Universe and everything


2 Responses

  1. Hello Diana;
    I’m enjoying your Blog. It’s the pause that refreshes!
    It’s been on my mind to write and ask if there is any chance that I might join your Medicine Walk if you have one this summer?
    Adele Hurley
    (We met at your book signing at the King Edward Hotel and we spoke afterwards about you perhaps coming to speak at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto where I direct the Program on Water Issues

  2. Dodie McKay

    Hi Adele,
    Diana does not have a medicine walk planned at the moment, she is focused on her writing and our film. We will certainly post news of the walk if one is arranged.
    Thanks for writing in!

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