Category Archives: Environment

“Do we have to die first?”

Well the question did set me back on my heels a bit…Greed and corruption, the pursuit of wealth and power, self interest everywhere…there’s no doubt it can get you down sometimes. If you try however you can find the counter … Continue reading

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Hippie symbols and union meetings?

Perfect in its three petals, most commonly white, the trillium heralds in spring on our forest floors. It’s also our Provinces official symbol. I don’t mean as the official flower of the Province – it actually is the government symbol … Continue reading

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It’s official!

With mud splashed on his long, muscular legs, stripped of the leather that until moments ago had clothed his golden body, his naturally streaked hair flying in the wind, … he ran with wild abandon, knowing the joy that awaited … Continue reading

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Hope flies in on the wings of a bird…

I’ll pretty much take what I can get by this point in the year! Hope it seems has flown in on the wings of a bird…or two. It started of course with the geese, to whom I bid farewell last … Continue reading

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Fire, Earth, Air and Water

There comes a time when you have to try something new…even if it’s just once! So when my blogging friend Nancy over at TwoTrails One Road included me in her challenge on the four elements I thought it was a good … Continue reading

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Some dry thoughts

On a recent fun trip to Palm Springs in California for their film festival I couldn’t help but be disconcerted by all the contradictions around me. I get a kick out of the kitschy, excessive side of these desert communities … Continue reading

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The Stragglers

They arrived in the night and I heard the commotion outside the window but didn’t need to look out – I knew what was happening. In the early morning my suspicions were indeed confirmed as I stood with my cup … Continue reading

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Tangerine leaves and caves with a view

It is hard to beat the fall season in our Northern hemisphere and this years displays of colours have been second to none. Now it seems that no matter how hard I try I can’t convey the rainbow of amazing … Continue reading

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Floating Gardens

How can this magical place still exist in the middle of a bustling French city? Since the Middle Ages there have been market garden plots here at Hortillonnages in Amiens, Northern France. Though horrific battles raged on its banks during … Continue reading

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Canada Day contradictions

Just like my horse Romy searching through his grooming kit for goodies, Canada Day always makes me look for the gems that we have here in our special country. As a country blessed with beautiful outdoor spaces, much of it … Continue reading

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