Adjusting in August

August is summer’s last glory- hot, humid days dripping with golden sunshine. Gardens and parks overflowing with blooms and butterflies. Children delighting in cool treats and warm evenings, making every moment count before they have to fill their backpacks with pencils and notebooks. There’s something about this month that eases us into the fall. ItContinue reading “Adjusting in August”

Hello, March

HELLO, MARCH. Dear Visitor, Thank you for stopping by. Take as long as you like, and be sure to check out the latest news & events, and join the Facebook page for your chance to win a special gift. March has arrived!  Here’s hoping that it’ll bring milder weather and fertile ground to plant new seeds. The daysContinue reading “Hello, March”

The Year of the Toothache

2013 began with a toothache. A terrible, pounding toothache. A toothache that kept me awake all night. I was travelling to India in a few weeks and had to find a quick solution to the pain. I gargled with whisky and ate cloves. But the pain wouldn’t go away. My wisdom tooth wanted out.  Thankfully,Continue reading “The Year of the Toothache”

For the love of trees

Yesterday I went for a drive with my sister to survey the damage from the ice storm on our street & neighbouring streets.  Not much damage to homes or cars, but the trees had been split into pieces, their branches hanging over the street and blocking the sidewalks. As we turned the corner, I wasContinue reading “For the love of trees”

Capturing Stillness

All that is personal soon rots; it must be packed in ice or salt. -Yeats The trees are bending over with the weight of ice, cracking and tumbling into fences. Colour is preserved and encased in crystal that will melt in the light of the sun. But for now, capture this brief moment in time-Continue reading “Capturing Stillness”