Category Archives: Thoughts

A Little Peace on Earth

This is a time of year that often becomes a little frantic. When things get a little crazy, when there seems to be too much going on, my beloved will say ‘why don’t you go to the barn for a … 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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Just a common soldier

  “For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier’s part Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.” I have always thought that Remembrance Day was important not to glorify war but to honour … 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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Gnome without a home

There on the side of the road he stood with his dignity and smile intact but a little rusty around the edges. Where had he come from and where was he going I wondered as I momentarily considered placing him … 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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The dogs (and steeds) of war

    There are photo exhibits across Paris this summer, in sets of 100 to commemorate the 100th anniversary since WW1 began. They are incredible glimpses into this episode of our recent history. The one along the Champs Elysees was … Continue reading

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Lost dreams?

My friend Cheryl and I have been hiking the Bruce Trail on and off since April and have covered a respectable distance. Besides all the amazing countryside we’ve seen, one fascinating aspect for me are those sights that seem to … Continue reading

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Serial blogging

Okay I admit it…I do blog elsewhere and it means my favourite type of blogging here – where I have no restrictions – does sometimes take a back seat. But there I’ve come clean and I’m surprised too- yes I … 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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