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