Thanksgiving Day Hike

As is often our tradition, we do a hike on Thanksgiving Day weekend. Today we went to Foley Mountain Park in Westport, ON. The air was fresh, the sky was blue, and the trees were just beginning to colour. It was an afternoon of blessing and goodness. Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

Kouchibouguac Equipped Camping

On Labour Day, my husband and I drove our daughter to University in New Brunswick for her freshman year. And then the two of us went camping at Kouchibouguac National Park , on the eastern shore of NB. We drove our small Honda Fit for 10 hours to get to campus, and everything "fit"- university … Continue reading Kouchibouguac Equipped Camping

A Gardener’s View

I love June! Here are a few photos of gardens I have been tending. My own, and my friend Pat's . She and her husband have been on a hiking trek in Europe (see her blog http://www.patanddanmakingtracks.com), and I have had the privilege of tending to the flower beds, as the birds serenaded me in … Continue reading A Gardener’s View

Moods of the Sky

I love the sky. I love the backdrop it provides for our lowly activities, like birdwatching, and smiling. I love how picturesque and pastoral the sky can be. I love the mystery of the night sky, and the surprises that it showcases. I love the drama. I love the storms.     I love the … Continue reading Moods of the Sky

Ice & Snow & Winter Blues

It is barely into January, just past Christmas, and already I am longing for spring and green things and eating fresh from the garden. Like much of North America, we had a very cold, snowy December. Much colder and snowier than the previous couple of winters. And ice. The big ice storm that crippled Toronto … Continue reading Ice & Snow & Winter Blues

John’s Positive Pipe Organ

My father grew up in the Netherlands, and as a young boy was impressed by the pipe organ he heard in church. That impression never left him. Organs became his hobby, and my childhood was full of organ music. I remember Dad reading the Diapason magazine, studying it, really, as my brothers played with Lego … Continue reading John’s Positive Pipe Organ

The Tree

This is a guest post that originally began as a Facebook post, by my husband, Winston Visser. As 2013's days are numbered, I reflect on a year of loss, transition and opening to other possibilities: My father died at 84, sadly, after several months of worsening health physically and mentally; the practice of my vocation … Continue reading The Tree