Sunday, May 1, 2016

sid drops by

i love when sid drops by to hang out with us! we figure that sid's scratchy raw voice is almost certainly the result of too many cigarettes, and way too much rye. for years he has owned both the north and south sidewalks, and their adjoining properties (on aberdeen avenue). sid is a handsome little cat beast, and tough as nails. i love him!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

saturday morning . . .

yesterday under these skies depicted here . . . i wrote the story for the last two years i will be a teacher by letting go of my grade six assignment (a position i have held for seventeen years) and returning to grade 2/3, the very grade levels i began my career at.

i am very very excited and full of hope for a ton of fun and learning over the next two years.

these skies very much complimented my happiness.

Friday, April 29, 2016

this boulder

this beautiful huge old boulder holds the space at the confluence of two streams just before they merge with the otonabee river . . . .

Thursday, April 28, 2016

a stunning ride home (part two)

reflecting on the reflections i saw on my way home . . .

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

a stunning ride home (part 1)

i rarely complain about the weather. it is what it is. this morning though, well it was tough. it bugged me. really wet, cold, and hurtful rain hit my face. over and over and over.

but . . . then it cleared and my ride home was - well, stunning!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

april snow

it snowed yesterday . . . by the time i got home, much of it had gone back into the air where it fell from. so i searched around and found these little jewels bravely shining!

Monday, April 25, 2016


the first little dandelion pokes its head up and out of the ground . . . .