Tag Archives: Outdoors

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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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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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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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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The Changing Seasons: Shedding Winter’s Mantle

This is a very rare double post from me today as I’m juggling two challenges this month. This past weekend I took a drive down to the marina to see how spring and the melting temperatures had changed the area … Continue reading

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Life On The Edge – Photo101

As we are heading into the home stretch after a month of Photo101, today’s theme is edges and editing our photos to ensure the edges are straight and … well, edgy. I went back into my photo archive of the Bruce Trail in 2013 and the … Continue reading

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A Different Kind Of Bad

What could we do on a beautiful sunny day after the rain and heavy grey skies of earlier this week? Go for a hike, of course!! Our destination of choice was an hour’s drive west of Toronto to the Cheltenham Badlands. … Continue reading

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If We Were Having Coffee: Sunday 0921

If we were having coffee today, I would probably be yawning uncontrollably and would have to apologize for my lack of “sparkling company”.  Three nights of insomnia is starting to take its toll, and if that was not bad enough, I was up … Continue reading

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A Weekend In The Forest

I have started – and abandoned – a post three times trying to describe my weekend volunteering at the Haliburton Forest Ultra Race. I wanted to talk about sleeping in the back of my car for 2 nights in a … Continue reading

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Mud & Glory

This past weekend, I accompanied Son #2 to his first Tough Mudder race.  If you aren’t familiar with these challenges, it is an 16km obstacle course normally involving running up and down a ski slope.  This is not for the … Continue reading

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