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
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
It is quiet in our little village of 1000. A snowy Boxing Day after the rush of preparation seems fitting. A mid-afternoon walk and simple beauty made it rich. Enjoy!
I got a jigsaw puzzle tradition from my mom. And there has rarely been a year since I lived on my own when I have not followed the tradition. Every year, after the Christmas decorations are put away, when it is cold and snowy and I'd rather be by the fire, when the sunshine beams … Continue reading January’s Jigsaw
Christmas cards hang in many places in our house. With my husband's "high-profile" job, a lot of love comes our way this time of year, and we are grateful. It is adds a lot of cheer and warmth to our home to have all these visual reminders of care right where we can see them. … Continue reading Christmas Cards