Given the way educators in Ontario are being treated of late (to borrow from Pharrell) it might seem crazy what I’m about to say I could not resist the chance to pick up a supply job and hang out with some amazing students and staff today. There’s nothing quite like actually being in the classroom…. I […]
No, this is not another tribute to a song from Frozen, but it is about letting go. I am, excuse the use of yet another cliché, living the dream. I have wanted to return to university almost from the day I walked away from my first university foray. I’ve wanted to maintain and grow my […]
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess – Oscar Wilde If the above quote is true, then Vegas is a place that succeeds in its excess. Sitting here, thinking about another -30 degrees with the windchill day, I would take the excesses of Vegas without a complaint. The weather was incredible – no […]
Nice visit to Allan Gardens last week – a little white with a poppin’ purple background. I do love purple!
I have a knack, on occasion, for taking photos of flowers or plants that are stunning but perhaps have a flaw here or there. I used to reject those photos because I was looking for the perfect picture which, by extension, needed to be of a perfect plant. Just as I am learning, through studying […]
“Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions or conflicts.” Sigmund Freud
I chose this photo as my favourite from 2014 for one big reason: my children surprised me on my birthday with a blanket with this photo weaved into it. It was an incredibly touching and thoughtful gift. It speaks to who they are and how well they know me. I often like to start my […]
We are still crossing our fingers that we will be able to deliver snow for our West coast visitor this holiday season but it’s beginning to look like a repeat of 2012…. not 2013!
We are not in Buffalo, thank goodness, but the snow has arrived. On the day I had my very first snow tires installed. Methinks that is a sign. Hoping it does not turn into ice….that was a storm my garden would like to forget.
The real soft whiteness will soon be arriving – snow is in the forecast. There’s always time to reflect back on another type of soft white – Allen Gardens, February, 2014.