Category Archives: Spring

Foley Mountain Trees

The Foley Mountain Conservation Area, overlooking Westport, is one of my special places, as it is for so many who visit there. Many of the trees there are landmarks for us, friends which have inspired us for forty years. Yesterday … Continue reading

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A Suitable Nest

Tha’ art as safe as a missel thrush.  Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden We started on this enterprise with the highest of hopes, the robins and I. Missing the phoebe pair who nested every year inside the  porch roof at … Continue reading

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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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The Gift of Awareness

“The great gift of our lives is the gift of awareness,” writes Edwin Way Teale in A Walk Through the Year. How easily this awareness comes into play on an early spring morning, when new life is appearing everywhere. “Tree … Continue reading

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The Mortal Coil

a world of uncountable beings dedicating their lives to growing something meaningful and beauty-filled,                                                                 Tarchin Hearn Something Beautiful for the World How can you continue to celebrate nature even as you witness its destruction? How hypocritical. Where you need to … Continue reading

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