Nature is healing.

Monday, 5 April 2021 What another gorgeous day. A real bonus of a long weekend. The temperature soared to the mid teens. Although there was a wind, out of the wind, in the sun, it was quite balmy. I managed to empty the composter, although it took some rolling, shaking, and pulling to get the…

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A Quinn-tessential Canadian spring-day activity

Saturday, 27 March 2021 Happy birthday Marie!!! What is more Canadian than maple syrup? How about spending an afternoon around a fire while the sap boils down? My brother is a sugarmaker – the term for someone who makes Maple syrup. It’s a sweet pastime that’s grown over the years. Close to fifteen years now…

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And yet, another glorious day

Tuesday, 23 March 2021 Sunshine, so much sunshine. And blue skies, so much blue. Birds. They’re everywhere. Seagulls have arrived. Sounds like the beach! It’s Heaven! The river has yet to open up in front of the house, even though it’s open further up the river. I think this is the latest it’s ever been.…

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Oh Mother Nature, the tiny glimpse of spring today is a beacon of hope

Thursday, 11 March 2021 14°C. Water poured off the roof as the pile of snow melted. The red-winged black birds flew into the neighbourhood, their song in these parts announcing Spring. The turkeys chasing each other around the yard. The sights, the smells, the sounds. Even if but for a day, hope has been ignited…

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