Author Archives: Organized Bohemian

About Organized Bohemian

Dana M. Petric aka Organized Bohemian I write, garden, blog, design websites and... So far, I've written two books, Growing Iris and Budding Iris (a series). I live in Vancouver, BC with my partner Eric and daughter Cleo.

Forgetting to Run with my Brain in My Feet

I thought I had said all I could about running – not quite. My ninth marathon training session – you would think I’d be prepared. But it’s stunning how I can forget the simplest things. You need your brain in … Continue reading

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A Discreet Pollinator: The Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Spellbound, that’s the word. I can’t stop staring, it’s so perfect. I watch the butterfly perch on the pink phlox on a beautiful Friday in July. On the phlox that I had planted and nurtured for the past year. I … Continue reading

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Milling About at the Richmond Night Market

I imagine this market is in a bustling Asian city, like Bangkok, where a cacophony of sights and sounds greet me. But instead, I find myself in a venue for food and fun in the middle of a parking lot … Continue reading

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Growing Tulips

Life happens before my eyes. The colour, smell, shape – a flourishing flower, carries an elegance and beauty, which turns me into a magician instead of just a gardener. A cold, damp spring delays your appearance. I watch you grow, … Continue reading

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in·cre·ments

 The (wo)man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. – Confucius I don’t want to bore myself or you with another life-changing realization, but… – I finally understand the idea that doing small actions adds up to … Continue reading

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Cuba is…(cont’d)

Cienfuegos is… Magda, Nestor, Nestor Jr., Anna, Asniel (taxi driver), Alexis (horse & carriage driver) along with the waiter (at Te Quedaras) who gave me the blue linen napkins because I said I liked them. Travel opens you up to … Continue reading

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Cuba is…

south of the Tropic of Cancer, hugging the Straits of Florida, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea… an island pulsing with potential. An era of entrepreneurism is in the air – like Airbnb, which connected us with accommodations throughout the … Continue reading

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