Category Archives: Nature

Beware! Nature Ahead

What do you do on a gray rainy day when you’re feeling dark and gloomy? Well, if you’re like I was yesterday, you’d spend it overdosing on jelly beans while watching CraveTV.  I preferred not to have a repeat of … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons: Where’s The Warm Weather?

What is it about the month of May? Suddenly EVERYTHING seems to be happening at the same time and demanding attention – yard work, family events, and a score of distracting activities that are infinitely more entertaining than chores around … Continue reading

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Water, Water, Everywhere

The big news story right now in Eastern Canada is the weather. We’ve been having a lot of it – mostly of the monsoon-like rain variety – and that’s been translating into flooding. A lot of it. The Toronto area has … Continue reading

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Spring’s April Appearance

The month of April is almost at a close and I’m already in full anticipation of May ahead. April turned out to be crazy busy in all the ways that are good …. making plans, starting new things, exploring, and watching … Continue reading

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Finding *Extra* In The Ordinary

Have you ever woken up in the morning feeling grouchy for no apparent reason? That’s my world today as I nurse my coffee and a simmering growl.  There’s no particular explanation for it – I slept well and I feel rested.  There … Continue reading

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The Journey Has Started

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about our plan to tackle the Trans-Canada Trail – a 21,000 km epic adventure that will likely take at least a decade for us to complete. I was overwhelmed by the interest, … Continue reading

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Winds Of Change Are Blowing

I’ve never been a fan of the month of March. I’ve whined in the past about Mother Nature being on a month-long grouch-fest at this time of year, but this March I decided to embrace a different attitude. March is a month … Continue reading

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An Epic Journey

No one has ever suggested I plan too small, but this time even I am in awe of the adventure we are about to undertake. “We” includes my long-time friend and hiking partner, Helen.  Since our retirement 6 years ago, … Continue reading

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Filler February

We’re closing in on the end of the shortest month of the year and it’s time for February’s version of Changing Seasons.  I know it’s been said by many people before me, but the best part of February is the … Continue reading

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It’s A Struggle

For the past couple of days I’ve been browsing through my photo library looking for inspiration for a story.  Anything. … but I’ve been coming up with nothing.  What do you do when the most creative thing you can come … Continue reading

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