Tag Archives: country life

The view from here

I thought I’d share a couple of photos from our latest wilderness getaway. The family usually just packs up the camper and heads out. We sometimes have a general direction in mind, but we don’t always have a place. We … Continue reading

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mocha in my Helvetica mug, does it get any better than that?

A warm drink on a blustery day to help me stay focused. I have just over a month to go in my master’s studies and I am looking forward to completing the work. This last class is on aesthetics in … Continue reading

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smoke, coyotes, and mild weather

These are seemingly unrelated topics at first. What they have in common is their connection to my life lived in rural BC. This land calls to me with images of loveliness, brilliant green in spring, vibrant colors in summer and … Continue reading

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Here are some of the things that kept me busy this week: 1. Giving meds to my little terrier dog who has slipped a disc in his neck. 2. Driving my daughter and the neighbor girl to art camp. 3. Building wooden … Continue reading

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Deep scars inspire deep questions.

Sitting alone with my tea Saturday morning is something I enjoy. This morning as I sipped with both hands I looked at the moon-shaped scars on my left hand, then an arrow shaped scar on my right thumb. I don’t have many scars, but … Continue reading

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Life in dark places

We have been carefully removing clutter from our place and recently discovered these growing in the cold room drawers. They are the leftovers from last year’s potatoes. Too small to peel, they sat neglected until now. It is amazing the … Continue reading

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Gas prices are changing my life

We have changed our lives a lot over the last couple of years, reducing the amount of trips to town and combining activities to reduce our gas consumption. We live about 40kms from the city and it takes about 35 … Continue reading

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in the moment

I spent some time ‘in the moment’ today. As soon as everyone had gone off to work and school, I took the dogs and headed down the road for a walk. It was cool out, perhaps only +3. The moon,  … Continue reading

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