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Drums in the Woods – A Photo Blog

It’s cold and dreary here tonight — a perfect time to edit the photos I took a week ago when the weather was not cold and dreary. That day, I had planned to walk north of town, but a work crew had just sprayed a sealer on the roadway. It smelled terrible and was really […]

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Can You Relate?

A few days ago, I got out the squeegee and washed the windows. This is always a clear invitation to the birds to fly into the glass panes and die. Slowly or quickly, they love to die by flying into the clean windows. Yesterday, a large female robin decided to take the slow-death route. She […]

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Goodbye, Summer – A Photo Blog

Hello! Thanks for joining me. Here’s a re-post of a photo blog from last year … I think. Or maybe it’s from the year before. Pandemic time is slippery. I can’t put order to it the same way as I could those wonderful regular days that preceded these. Have a great weekend. May you be […]

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Exploring a Small Corner of Northern Alberta

Strange, isn’t it, that you can live somewhere for a long time and never get to know all of it? Upon returning to the Peace River country last week to where I was born and raised, I discovered some history new to me and spent some time revisiting familiar places in a region that still […]

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Bees at Work

Hello! Here are some photos and a video I took this morning of the bees at work in our garden. I planted these flowers exactly for this reason. Have a great day! – Lori And here are our finally-ripe apples – here because of the bees! We planted these trees four years ago and this […]

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The Cat Came Back

Hi there! This is a re-post about my neighbour’s cat, George, who disappeared a couple years ago and then returned, not unscathed but alive. Nowadays, George and his other feline housemate sleep contentedly under our full hazelnut bush. They’re both so happy to be there until I water the wildflowers in front of the bush […]

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Hummingbirds, Flowers, and History: A Photo Blog of My Recent Trip

Photography is such a great creative outlet! I swear I pay more attention to my surroundings when I’m looking for photograph subjects. Any other camera-clickers feel this way? Also, I love editing my photos and sharing them here. It’s a nice change from writing (which I do for work). Don’t get me wrong; I love […]

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Growing Resentment

This is a piece I wrote while I was still teaching full time. Now I work part time as a writer and editor. My days are luxurious, full of new learning and pleasant activities interspersed with pleasant inactivity. With time to enjoy the yard, I put in a garden again this year. Pretty much every […]

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Amid the Chickweed and Dust

I used to think I liked gardening. Now I’m not so sure. Last night, I was weeding the garden. I’d recently re-sowed some reluctant cucumber seeds and a couple of them had bravely sprouted – finally! But they were under siege, those shy little sprouts, from all sorts of chickweed and other unnamed weeds. (Well, […]

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Roses – A Photo Blog

When I took some rose photos this morning, I realized just how many rose photos I have! I thought they’d make a cheerful photo blog. Roses are another beautiful reminder of the brevity of all life and of the importance of living in the moment. I tried to remember that today as I am feeling […]

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