Category Archives: Nature

No sense in going backwards

I could try catching you up, telling you all that has been happening here, but it seems pointless really. Not that I view the last almost 8 weeks of near perfect silence unworthy of telling, but because it is the … Continue reading

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Rising and setting

As the colors in the trees fade and my part of the world prepares for a long winter’s sleep, I turn my eye to the sky. See, many here don’t like late fall : They consider it depressing, bare and … Continue reading

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Once in a Blood Moon…

Canada geese heading South by the light of the moon The night before… I’ve always loved the moon the night before the full moon. Seeing those edges around the still blackened sliver. If you click on my picture, the details … Continue reading

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An “all-terrain” sort of life

What if… My kids were taught that only smooth, paved surfaces are safe? Their feet were always trapped inside shoes, their toes never touching the earth, the mud, the rocks, the morning dew, the afternoon heat? Fear of the “dirty … Continue reading

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A child’s truth

  “You know what mom?” “What my sweetheart.” “If you take care of nature and help her, she will always take care of you.” “That is true my love.” “And you know what else mom?” “What my sweetheart.” “That is … Continue reading

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Picture in your mind…

We were away the last 2 days. My husband is on vacation this week and we decided to go spend few days at my sister’s a few hours South. We left Tuesday afternoon and got a few errands done before … Continue reading

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Evening Light

Light is a beautiful thing. When you wake up in the morning, it energizes you, makes you feel like the day is full of promise. As the sun gets higher in the sky, the world around you gets warmer : … Continue reading

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Last year… looking back

I have very wise friends. Recently, I posted a little something about how discouraged I was with the lateness of Spring and the lingering cold. I was worried our garden season would suffer, worried about the lack of green everywhere … Continue reading

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Thank you Mother Nature…

  … For renewing our spirit, our hope and for giving us the most glorious Spring week-end! Wishing you all an amazing week! 

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17/52 – Her & Him

A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2015. Little Miss : Sassy Little Miss! You had so much fun making it IMPOSSIBLE for mom to take a “normal” shot of you this week. But you know what? That … Continue reading

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