• Inspirational
  • Sunday, March 5, 2017

    “The snow has not yet left the earth, but spring is already asking to enter your heart.” ~ Anton Chekhov, The Exclamation Mark Honestly. Snow? It’s falling right now. Just a few flakes of dandruff, but still. Snow. Truly, this sometimes feels like the never-ending winter. Ah, but you will not have the final say […]

  • Seasons
  • Saturday, March 4, 2017

    “Despite March’s windy reputation, winter isn’t really blown away; it is washed away. It flows down all the hills, goes swirling down the valleys and spills out to sea. Like so many of this earth’s elements, winter itself is soluble in water.” ~”Washing Winter Away,” The New York Times, 1964 March 17th Just when I […]

  • 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 […]

  • Garden
  • 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 […]

  • Garden
  • 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 […]

  • Seasons
  • 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 […]

  • Home
  • 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 […]