It’s International Day of Happiness!

The United Nations (UN) annual International Day of Happiness has been celebrated on March 20th since 2013. Each year the UN releases its World Happiness Report which ranks 156 countries on six indicators that support well-being: income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support and generosity. Finland is the happiest country in the world for […]

Elephant Seal Viewing on the Big Sur Coast, California

One of the highlights of our trip along the Big Sur coast of California in late February was watching the northern elephant seals at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, north of San Simeon. More than 7,000 elephant seals live here, making it one of the largest rookeries on the California coast. This seal is […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made towards gender equality, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary people. We need to stand together to ensure that our hard-won rights are protected and continue to strive for gender equality throughout the world.  The United Nation’s […]

It’s Already Springtime in Big Sur, California!

Canadian winters tend to be long…by February Canadians are looking for some “green inspiration”!  We were lucky to have a late winter break in California recently and I can share some photos to brighten your day. Part of our exploration included the rugged Big Sur area south of Monterey. A two-lane highway winds some 114 […]

Starting a new chapter

As I settle, very appreciatively, into my more relaxed retirement lifestyle, I have had time and head-space to think about how I want to spend my time in this chapter of my life.  I know that I want to use my knowledge and my love of the natural environment as inspiration for new ventures. I […]

Happy Love Day!

“While everyone would try to hide their colours; busy matching their skin with the surroundings, be that wild rose in the otherwise green forest, rare, novel and adorably unique.” – Annie. Happy Valentine’s Day! This day is not just for lovers. It’s a wonderful time to remember just how special and unique we each are […]

Hi, I’m Heather of Sprig of Heather Artistry!

I am a Canadian photographer and artist. My heritage is Scottish; my parents were from Aberdeen, Scotland. My name, “Heather”, is also the name of a flowering shrub that is found all over the highlands of Scotland…I guess it’s no wonder that I love flowers! The colours of the natural world captured my imagination and […]