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

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

Tissues & Tears

My father-in-law is in the hospital. He has multiple medical concerns, perhaps the greatest being the state of his lungs after a lifetime of cigarettes. But the most disconcerting thing is his dementia and decay of mind. A dedicated farmer, "Opa"  began his life in Friesland (northern Netherlands). He has always claimed that he started … Continue reading Tissues & Tears

Roy G. Biv- Let’s Give Thanks!

Somewhere in my elementary or middle schooling, I learned about prisms and light, and the colours of the rainbow. I learned a handy mnemonic to remember the order of colours, and I have remembered it long past the unit test: R-red O-Orange Y-Yellow G-Green B-Blue I-Indigo V-Violet I have seen some remarkable rainbows in my … Continue reading Roy G. Biv- Let’s Give Thanks!

Sky Beauty

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, for me, the number one reason to believe in God is the incredible beauty of nature around us. The diversity, the adaptability, the complexity make me marvel, especially in light of the poor care we humans have often shown for the earth. I love nature! I … Continue reading Sky Beauty