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Love Among the Rocks

June 20, 2012


“Make your move before I’m gone, because people change and hearts move on.”  (Author unknown) I could set the stage for romance by describing a moonlit, sandy beach with a sea of stars overhead and the soft breaking of surf – but that would be lying. This is the story of a common, lonely, lovesick, […]

The Thorny Side of Landscaping

April 25, 2012


I have just finished up another session of Spring clean-up in the garden, and I have the injuries and aches to prove it. Long ago I retired my Superwoman cape when it came to being a weekend yard warrior, yet I’m still determined to win the battle of woman versus perennial. You see, after a couple of years of yard […]

Thoughts of Spring and Green (Chest-waders)

April 15, 2012


The birdies are twittering about again, things are sprouting through the earth, and blossoms are finally venturing forth. Aaah, Springtime! I have heard that in Springtime a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love, but I’m pretty sure that Spring is simply a convenient excuse for some guys to chase a skirt. But what does an […]

My Gardening Angel

February 2, 2012


Call it rustic. In fact, the chair looks pretty beat up, decrepit, with the majority of its paint stripped and peeling from the back spindles and seat. From its back’s frame is hung a painted angel with the lettering “Garden Angel” above the wooden cutout. I gave the little sign to my mother over a […]

5 Lessons I Have Learned from My Backyard Ducks

December 15, 2011


A few years ago, actually shortly after we enlarged our backyard pond, we were adopted by a pair of mallard ducks. They were obviously tired of elbowing for room at the nearby area pond with the other ducks and geese that have my neighbourhood on the flight path. It was a novelty to have the […]