My life is richly hued and deeply textured. But the light comes and goes, and the details dry out or get roiled under, and the view is often lost to a host of distractions. Sometimes it’s clear to see, the epiphany, in moments that I treasure, but more often it grows dull under the dark scudding clouds.
So, it is good to remember, and bear witness to the grace that speckles our days with wisdom and wonder. Not more than many, do I have my share. But with what I have, I commend to you whatever I can make of it — be it word or image.
Here, in this eclectic website, you will find what I love and what has sought me; family and history, nature and gardens, music and design, philosophy and theology. Now that I have reached the contemplative, penultimate phase of my life, all of these are worthy of reflection. As I reach back through a lifetime of experience and into the future that follows, I hope that my words and visions will be active and creative in this world of ours.
Henry de Jong
Sarnia Christian School, 1953 – 1973
Native Plant Gardening Resources
Objects of Affection
Hinne de Jong
The van der Laan Venture (epub)
In the Pinery
Harry van der Laan’s own story
Niagara Weather – 100 years
St. Matthew Passion
Ontario Parks 1980 – 2008
Web Publishing, 2000 – 2021
The Psalm Project – 2012
Ontario Native Plant Gardening Facebook Group Shares
Young and Old Alike – AACS/ICS family conferences
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