Seek, and You Shall Find!

Recently, I lost an earring. It wasn’t part of an expensive set like gold hoops or diamond studs, nonetheless, they were my everyday favourite, go-to pair. A pair of dream catcher earrings. I had put them on before going out-of-town that morning. And, I convinced myself I lost them somehow after coming home. I had… Continue reading Seek, and You Shall Find!

Top Ten Camping Tips!

My hubby and I just returned from an early September camping trip. Having camped together for 35 years, here are some tips we gathered through experience. 1)     It will always rain when setting up or packing up for home. Accept it and carry on. It’s beyond your control. 2)     Something will be forgotten. Just to… Continue reading Top Ten Camping Tips!

The Cosmos

Do you ever wonder why something, or someone crosses your path? Is it by chance or is there some significance behind it? The other day, as I rollerbladed along the Ganatchio Trail, I noticed an older man up ahead. Even from the back, I recognized him by his gait. It was my neighbour, who has… Continue reading The Cosmos

Handling Stress…Beautifully!

How does one cope with natural disasters of the worst kind? Or of being surrounded by the threat of violence? Well, I can only speak for myself…I focus on the beauty around me: flowers! When I ventured to Haiti with a team after the earthquake struck there, we traveled through roads cut through mountainsides. Boulders… Continue reading Handling Stress…Beautifully!

Summer Doesn’t Keep!

Most Moms —and many Dads—have heard the familiar poem by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton. I‘ve just included a few lines here: Where is the mother whose house is so shocking? She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking. Dishes are waiting and bills are past due Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo.` The shopping’s not done and there’s… Continue reading Summer Doesn’t Keep!

School’s Out for Summer!

Today’s the last day of grade school for many youngsters in my city. I’m curious…how many of you parents bought the teachers an end-of-the-year gift? Call me crazy but I always did and tried to find them something at Christmas, as well. The least I could do to show them  appreciation for taking care of… Continue reading School’s Out for Summer!

Poppies!

Poppies are fleeting…they’re in their prime for only a brief moment in time. These photos would’ve been better taken  the day before, and on a calm day…but this was still better than waiting until next year. You can see the age in the petals yet the blooms are only a few days old. I only… Continue reading Poppies!