• Seasons
  • Monday, February 6, 2017

    “Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” ~ Samuel Smiles Winter has returned with another blast of cold, wind, and snow. I was going to winter sow some lettuce today but put that plan on hold. I need to make a trip into town […]

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  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    The Prayer of St. Francis Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O divine Master, grant that I may not so […]

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  • Friday, January 13, 2017

    “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ~ Albert Camus The weather gurus said it is supposed to start warming up today. It’s currently -20C so we’ll see. This week has been horribly cold–but sunny, so that does make it easier to bear. (Says she who […]

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  • Friday, January 6, 2017

    “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ~ Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft We are gradually returning to routine and turning from our season of hygge. The cold snap has broken and Gerry has snowshoe treks booked, my weekly study group resumes next week, the season of spending days snuggled in with […]

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  • Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    “Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers.” ~ May Sarton Over the past few years, the month of January has taken its place as one of my favourites of the year. Right now it’s bitterly cold outside but the sun shines brightly and the snow glitters as if sprinkled with fairy […]

  • Seasons
  • Saturday, December 31, 2016

    “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson Yesterday I thought about New Year’s Eve from my childhood. Mom and Dad always dressed up in their finery and went out to celebrate, bringing home hats and noisemakers to the delight of my sister and I the next morning. I […]