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Welcome to my blog world. This is a photo blog, poetry and short story blog about my life on Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada. I take photos of the birds and scenery I find. I hope you enjoy your time here and please come back again. PHOTOS WILL ENLARGE IF CLICKED. The photos are slide show enabled if you click on them. If you click on the top lighthouse photo it always takes you to the most recent summary list of my postings. I am also at my Facebook Page Island Rambles or Islandrambles at YouTube.


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Thursday, December 14, 2017

My Watercolor World

Today the story is about my watercolor world. It is about my childhood.


Why am I so different and separate from the majority of humanity? Is it because I lived in a place for so many years that was so distant and so cut off from the rest of the world. I spent my formative years alone in a vast beautiful landscape. My childhood memories are all liquid blue watercolors, my friends were the gnarled old trees and nature and very few people entered into my world. Mostly I just swirled about in a liquid blue watercolor filled with sand, sea and rugged rain forest.

 It was a place where time moved so slowly that time ceased to exist. We called it "Indian time". You just floated. Time floated in the wind. In summer everything was all shades of pink, purple and blue, the sky, the sea, the boats bobbing on an ever changing sea. I could spin and dance and twirl all around at the top of the grassy hill, all golden and yellow, in the hot summer sun. I would spin and swirl all my colors together.

I had a swing on a cherry tree on top of the big hill. This hill overlooked the great sea and our little fjord. We lived on a tiny inlet of the great sea. We lived off the water, on the water and with the water. We had a love of the water which was our provider but also we feared its power. We were dependent and cut off from the world by this deep black ocean and by the primitive coastal rain forest lush with it's glory. In winter it turned all gray with huge splashing raindrops and gusty winds. It was wet on the sea and the wind was even wet and it could rain hard for months. The storms were the most wonderful of all. It was my watercolor world.

©Written by Nora Flower

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