Garden Design: Eco-Chic

I am inspired by the wild, untamed beauty that surrounds me. Whether its walks down old abandoned roads, or deep in the bush. I am enchanted by old mossy rocks and lovely native Blue Flag Iris‘ at the edge of a swamp. Mother Nature knows her stuff so I take her cue. When we were […]

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My Favourite Canadians: Tom Thomson

Writing about Thomson in 1914, the younger artist David Milne observed: “Varley and Lismer pines are pretty conventional pines, well done but quite familiar … you admire their proficiency, that’s all. But with Thomson’s trees, it’s different. You can’t be indifferent. These few patches with knotted strings are powerful; there was strong emotion behind their […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

I started to think about what “geometry” is. Lets stretch out those ol’creative muscles. We are talking about, well more or less,  “depth of field”. So Geometry is an “area of mathematics that deals with points, lines, shapes and space” by “deduction of the properties”. It concerns “the relationships of points in space” and it […]

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A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE: MOTHER

Maybe I’m stretching this challenge, but my first thought was more what “Mother” can mean.  In this photo, taken this last August, I learned that Male Cardinals feed their young. I never once saw the female; it was always him with the 2 fledglings. Tim actually built this deck feeder for me. I love the […]

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December 21, 2010 – My Irish Rover & Me

Didn’t really feel like writing anything today. Didn’t think I wanted to. But I’m bored stiff, so why not. I’m going to copy today the next entry in my saga with Tim.  To summarize, this journal was written over the course of 2 years. It records our experiences, and my reflections, on our journey with […]

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One by One

Tonight will be the 11th anniversary of my Moms death. At only 54 years old, and a new Grandma only 2 months, at 5:45 pm my Mom passed away at home with all of us around her. I remember the old Maple out front was still golden. Enya was playing on the CD player, and Dad […]

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Dec 19 2010 – Then & Now

This posting below begins the “medical” part of our journey. Maybe by writing this all down, ​I can help someone. Who knows. I guess the only way for that to happen is if I put it out there. Eh? One NOTE – I will occasionally make comments – these will appear in ” {  } […]

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