evening strolls

I have challenged myself to get outside for a minimum of 30 minutes every day for 30 days.  I figure that’s a pretty easy commitment.  So far over four days, I have clocked two days at a beach and two evening strolls in my neighbourhood. It’s not really adding to my to-do list – it’s taking my to-do … 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

lemon bread

Once again, we’ve been hit with snow and wind and cold.   Outings and commitments were cancelled, and there were some rumblings from the teenage love corner.   However, none of these plans were life or death, and I do believe that this is nature’s way of telling us to slow down and be still. … Continue reading


The Bee and I woke up early this morning and headed out to meet friends for a hike in the woods.   The sun was bright and the snow was sparkling.   The snow was so light and dusty.   The colours captured my heart.  We warmed up fast walking up the hill into the trees and catching up … Continue reading


This ‘spending time outdoors’ stuff is easy peasy lemon squeezy.   I’d like to think it’s because the back yard is really shaping up nicely.   No thanks to me though.  I just take pictures, serve cold glasses of lemonade, knit a few rows in one of the deck chairs, and chat up a storm.  Sometimes I’ll … Continue reading


I’ve eaten too many banana coconut muffins.  Just saying. The peonies are in bloom all outside in the yard and inside on the mantle. I’ve signed up for David Suzuki’s 30×30 Nature Challenge, and I’m documenting it on flickr – it’s been a while since I’ve uploaded anything. I’m hooked on Kishi Bashi.  In.  Love.  … Continue reading

point pelee

When my parents asked me last year what I wanted for Christmas, it took me milliseconds to respond with a road trip – just one day of driving, touring, sightseeing, and spending time with them doing fun stuff.    So that’s exactly what I got.   We waited until the weather warmed up, and they gave me … Continue reading


Still here.  We’ve been getting out as much as we can before it snows.   It would seem that we’re all thinking Christmas already, and I suppose it’s really only a month off, but my calendar is filling up quickly making me feel a bit scramble-y.   For instance, the poinsettias we ordered through the littlest’s school … Continue reading


I know these tulips are still there despite the 15 cm of snow yesterday.   Be well, my tulip friends.  I will see you again soon.