Rainy Day Monday

Last night, the sweet smell of spring fresh rain filled the air as we had what I would consider our first real spring rainfall.  Almost nothing beats the smell of the rain.  I say almost because as I contemplate my line-up of what to do for my cozy, little indoor day, my mind wanders to …

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Spring Awakening in Two Dimensions

Looking outside our front windows this very moment is a bit depressing, I am not going to lie.  Even though it is the middle of April and 'spring has (supposedly) sprung', you would never know it here in the Great White North of western Canada as a lovely blanket of snow STILL covers the ground, …

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Maple Leaves

There's nothing Pedestrian at all about this shot, in my opinion. While some may view this pile of leaves as just another fall clean-up chore, they are nothing of the sort.   In colour and kind, these maple-shaped wonders are representive of the great country that I call home.  Cheers, Canada!

Mystical Time of the Year

Isn't there something Mystical about this time of the year?  Perhaps, it is because of traditions passed along and stories told, but at Christmas for those of us who celebrate, it seems that everything that would otherwise appear average everyday becomes simply extraordinary.  Trees, cookies, lights, deer, plump guys with white beards--all magically connotated and adored as the …

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The Great Christmas Tree Debate

With snow on the ground and temperatures hovering around zero for the past couple of weeks now, the topic of Christmas trees is not necessarily untimely around these parts.  Once Halloween comes and goes, which it soon will, it will be full-blown Christmas season--music, decorations, baking, gift buying, Lifetime Channel movies--you name it.  I mean, …

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