Tag Archives: nature

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

I finally did it! After 2 failed attempts to test out the skills I had learned at a kayaking clinic, the weather finally cooperated with me for an exciting journey on the water of the Grand River, about 90 minutes … Continue reading

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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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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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Changing Seasons: Time To Wrap Up June

I can’t believe July is already stomping its feet in the wings waiting for its time on stage … and yet on the other hand, I feel like so much life was crammed into the past 4 weeks. June was a rush of … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons: Marching Right Along

Normally, March is the month I dislike the most.  It is a grouchy, unpredictable mess of a month at a time when I’m winter weary and just want to get on with warmer weather. This year however, Mother Nature delivered … Continue reading

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The Difference A Year Can Make

Facebook – that purveyor of all things important and relevant – informed me this morning that this was my world last year on this day. This was my world today. Nope – I’m not complaining. To all the skiiers out … Continue reading

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“Dashing” Through The Snow

Now that Helen and I are entrenched into our weekly hiking schedule on the Bruce Trail, I might be at risk of overloading my blog with posts about our hikes as we explore the many side trails. I just can’t resist the temptation when … Continue reading

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It’s All A Matter Of Perspective

Sometimes achieving a goal doesn’t deliver the warm and fuzzy feeling of a job well done. That was the case with our recent completion of the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail in south-central Ontario. Earlier this year, I included the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail on my … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons: May … A Promise Of More To Come

This is the 5th month in the Changing Seasons Photo Challenge initiated by Cardinal Guzman.  Once a month we return to a location we have chosen to take new photographs of the area to capture the changing seasons.  The location I chose for … Continue reading

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