Category Archives: Nature

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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Panic In A Pasture

Earlier today I had a conversation with Ally Bean, via the comments section of her blog post on The Spectacled Bean, about an encounter between some cows and a turtle.  Spoiler Alert – the turtle was a total badass. This … Continue reading

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Wild Water

I may be back in the frigid north, but my heart is still in the warm sunshine of Florida. It’s not going to be much of a surprise when I tell you that the two highlights of my short visit to … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons: December Dullness

For the most part, I’ve been MIA  during the month of December.  I wish I had a good story to tell as to why, but sadly I’ve just been totally uninspired. True, I spent the first half of the month with my … Continue reading

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