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

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

Knives, Nonsense, and New Life

It was a beautiful spring day in Nova Scotia. The grass was turning green, the sky was blue, and birds were singing everywhere. We were in the picturesque province for a funeral, and a bit of a mini-vacation with family. Being on the go, one night we decided to order pizza from Luigi's- the yummiest … Continue reading Knives, Nonsense, and New Life

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