Monthly Archives: December 2013

Back to Work?

  It’s just as well that today’s work schedule consisted of one quick interview with the mayor of Duncan, a write-up on that, a couple of phone calls and NOTHING ELSE! Whew! I am so not ready to get back … Continue reading

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Another day on the Ridges

  We were up on the Ridges for almost 6 hours today – partly because we explored some new trails and took some alternate routes. Because the Westwood Ridges are our back yard – and really our default hike in the … Continue reading

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Little Things

  One of the reasons I feel so blessed – every singe day – is that the little things give me such joy. Take today, for instance: coming across these three trees on our walk – randomly chosen and decorated … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Abby

  You would think that on the occasion of Abby’s 6th birthday that I would have taken a photo of her – but no – I did not. Instead – a handful of other photos from my Cable Bay walk … Continue reading

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Reset

Maybe it’s because the New Year is creeping up fast or maybe it’s because I just listened to a song lamenting the destruction of Canada’s Northland – but for whatever reason, the environment is never far from my mind. And nor … Continue reading

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Christmas Day

  So there I was hiking on Maple Mountain, peacefully alone – the only car parked at the trailhead. Convinced that I wouldn’t run into a single other person all day – not on this meandering trail in the middle of nowhere – … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

  This is my Christmas Even landscape – beautiful, especially considering what my brother is putting up with. He lives near Kingston and got his power restored this morning – after being without it since Saturday afternoon. Ouch. His friends … Continue reading

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Love

  Oh my gosh! Sitting here, listening to Stille Nacht sung by the Vienna Boys Choir – and a long playlist lined up of all my favourite (traditional) German Christmas carols. These are the carols I grew up with so, … Continue reading

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Free Speech

There’s been an awful lot of talk on the Internet about free speech lately – ever since Duck Dynasty Phil expressed his homophobia and A&E fired him. OMG! The masses (some of them) yelled – he was only exercising his … Continue reading

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Solstice

  I could think of no better way to spend the winter solstice than hiking in the snow. I didn’t have to go far to find it. And I’m glad I know the Westwood Ridges so well because there were no … Continue reading

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