Joy Regardless…

On this January afternoon Mr. Whiskers and I are purring in sync. It's the first day we've had a blaze in the fireplace and the den with its three outside walls is actually cozy. The chickadees, nuthatches and finches are…

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More Light

We've made it! In this corner of the world, we've had our shortest day. Six months of increasing daylight is ours to enjoy. People with Seasonal Affective Disorder suffer most, but everyone has more zip on brighter days. We crave…

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The Times They Are A-Changin’

These days in Ontario, precipitation and temperatures don't know where they're at. Many leaves have lost their grip on the branches. Some haven't even turned colour. One morning, snow covered the clematis on the arbor, the still green magnolia foliage…

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Reflections

Sunday morning as I drove across a bridge north of the village, I caught a glimpse of the river bank reflected in the water. The reflection impacted me. Why did it seem even more special than the actual shoreline? Then…

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Why “Beech Croft”?

Get comfy. Want to get you settled into Beech Croft. A croft is a very small farm. Underline very. Farther back than I can remember, a mean Shetland pony named Joey had a stall in the brown barn. My oldest…

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