Category Archives: Nature

{ This moment }

{ This moment } – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.  If you’re inspired to do the same, … Continue reading

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At long last, the pumpkin patch!

For the last 3 weeks, our trip to the pumpkin patch with Little Miss’ preschool has been postponed. Torrential rain and bitter cold turned Oct 16th into the 23rd, and then again the 23rd into the 30th. It was SO … Continue reading

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Slowly closing up shop

My husband is on vacation today and tomorrow. Which means, he will probably be more tired come the week-end than he would have been if he would have gone to work. There is usually one thing that makes my husband … Continue reading

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First round of colds

It was just a few degrees above freezing when we all woke up from a harsh night sleep this morning : 3 out of 4 of us seem to have caught our first seasonal bug. Poor super dad, my angel, … Continue reading

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Welcome fall

My favorite season. All seasons have amazing qualities, but again, there is just something about fall. We decided to celebrate the turn of the season with a bit of fall inspired art tonight. The tarp came out and using leaves, … Continue reading

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A week-end up North : Lac-St-Jean and Zoo Sauvage of St-Félicien

  Our family vacation this year was a very short one. Since we took 6 weeks at the end of 2013 to go spend time with my husband’s family in the states, he did not have much vacation time left … Continue reading

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Little glimpses of fall

  Although most of nature is lush and green still, everywhere I turn, I see little glimpses of fall. We’ve been feeling it in the mornings and evenings for a while now : The shift in light, the warmer clothes, … Continue reading

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Time for mama – And that is okay!

I’ve been sick the last few days, sick with awful laryngitis. Nights have been horrible, sleep has been non-existent and the weather has been sticky and muggy and making the whole thing worse. I have to admit that this morning, … Continue reading

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Morning, Noon and Night

Morning, noon and night…three little peeks into my day. Morning – Around 8 am Noon – Around 11 am Night – Around 7 pm Joining Kim over at Mothering with Mindfulness If you feel like sharing glimpses of your day, please … Continue reading

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The promise of fruit – My less intensive gardening

Vegetable gardening demands so much tending and monitoring that I sometimes forget that we also have fruit growing… And they are so easy to forget in the moment because they just are, happy and growing, not really needing us. Only … Continue reading

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