Category Archives: Outdoor Stuff

Under Construction

There is something compelling about a construction site and it should be no surprise that I often snap photos of them in passing. I don’t think I’ve ever shared any of them before now, but I thought these discoveries from … 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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Winter Festival Season

February tends to be the month when Canadian towns, both big and small, celebrate with various winter festivals.  These celebrations have been historically important for communities to thumb their nose at the dark and cold for outdoor fun, games, and … 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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New Year, Changing Seasons #3

For the past two years I’ve participated in Cardinal Guzman’s monthly photo challenge, The Changing Seasons.  I’ve enjoyed the exercise each month of reflecting on the photos I’d taken and giving the month a theme … that’s just my thing.  I’m … 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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October: A Month of Change

In the Northern Hemisphere, October is one of those months of dramatic change. Summer is quickly fading to memory and the weather has become unpredictable – sunny and gloriously warm one day, followed by days of chilling rain.  In fact we may … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons: August Summer Glory

No story this time … just photos from this month.  My summer hasn’t been an entire pity party – there’s been a lot of beauty experienced.  Click on any photo in each section to enlarge and scroll through. From the plants growing wild in … Continue reading

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