wainfleet

Last year we found the perfect fall escape, so with very little discussion, I went ahead and booked it again for this year.  We lucked out, and the weather was lovely.  On the first day, I finished my reading and knitting.  I was prepared for that happening, and I cast on a stranded hat with … Continue reading

comfort

A man walked in from off the street today, and one of my co-workers wanted help to deal with this ‘unwanted visitor’.  He just seemed lost, and he wanted to find a program that is offered less than two blocks away.  There were people writing directions and drawing maps, but I offered to walk him over to … Continue reading

november

   My perfect fall weekend would be filled with family, hiking, knitting, making (and slurping up) soup, baking muffins, drinking tea, thrifting and markets.  And that’s just what I did.  I baked a batch of pumpkin gingerbread muffins and whipped up a big pot of roasted butternut squash soup.  I picked up the prettiest silk … Continue reading

sibbald point provincial park

I’ve decided that I’m going to ask for an Ontario Parks annual pass for Christmas.  I could hit up the Pinery every weekend in the summer, and get more than my money’s worth.  Plus we could also return to Sibbald Point which is beautiful and only an hour north of Toronto.  And I have no doubt … Continue reading

glimpses

     The best part of being the photographer is that I can never be found in pictures, but lately when I’m uploading the files to my computer, I am appearing in more of the images.  Even odder is that I’m usually crouched or crunched up.  I can assure you that I stand a ton and even … Continue reading

autumn’s here

This weekend felt like the summer we didn’t have.  The sun was out.  It was shorts weather.  We packed up some fruit and water and searched out a trail I had hiked over a year ago with my hiking club.   Now that I think about it, my little family trusts me implicitly to not get … Continue reading

east coast

  With our week of vacation nearly a month behind us, we’ve been itching to get out of town again.  It’s lovely to be sleeping in our own beds and amongst our peeps, but I want to be exploring and taking in new sights, sitting on a beach/rock/bench, reading a map, wondering where to go … Continue reading

pride

  We got back from holidays with enough time to get a good night’s sleep, grab breakfast, throw on our rainbow socks and head downtown to catch our one and only most bestest parade.    That was last weekend.  I just went through this album and cried happy tears because it was THAT awesome.   It’s … Continue reading

nuit blanche avec mes amis

  Another fantastically magical nuit blanche came and went.  I think I only asked a million bajillion thirteen twenty eight thousand people if I would see them there.  This gave me the perfect opportunity to pitch it to them when some inevitably asked what it was.   I have to do this because I really do … Continue reading

longwoods

  I am always, always, always game for a good 1800’s battle re-enactment.  If you’re ever looking for someone to accompany you to an 1800’s battle re-enactment, I’m your person.  I love the soldiers, the wool uniforms, the plumes in their caps, the fields, the band, the white canvas tents, the camp fires, the sideburns, … Continue reading