Category Archives: Children and Nature

Skunk Cabbages, Hooray

From my earliest memories, skunk cabbages have been a big part of my spring. Where I grew up in what is now Mississauga, my father took me to visit the mysterious odiferous spathes that emerged from the wonderful swamp at … Continue reading

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Throwing More Love On The Fire

When I am hardest pressed, one truth becomes resoundingly self-evident. In the darkest times, the unlikely solution seems to be to add more love. The first time this occurred to me was when dealing with the grinding wickedness of a … Continue reading

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Harvest Time

The great transformation came late this year. A rainy summer has made the farmers way late with their haying. Only last week, at the very last possible chance before the crop would become to poor to be worth gathering, a … Continue reading

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A Thank You to Audubon

When I was in Grade Four, surgery confined my friend Martha to a body cast for many weeks. While she was bedridden, I sometimes gave up a precious Saturday afternoon to visit this little girl, whose sheltered palatial home with … Continue reading

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Freedom to Roam

I’m remembering back to special times for our two sons, Morgan and Jeremy, in their childhood at the 800 acre Foley Mountain Conservation Area, where my husband was Supervisor for thirty years. When we make trips to the city, one … Continue reading

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