Tag Archives: spring

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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Peonies

It was June. I was sixteen, and I was miserable. From my avid reading, not to mention  glimpses of the lives of friends, I was only too aware that this was supposed to be the happiest time of my life. … Continue reading

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Dream Days

Dream Days. Now the last steps of the great procession towards summer are nearly accomplished. I am pleased to be scolded by the newly returned grey catbird when I round the corner towards home. It makes me happy to see … Continue reading

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Fifty Things to Love About a Canadian Spring

As I travel through spring this year, I am overwhelmed by how much there is to love. Just for fun, I started a list in celebration of this quirky, surprising, hopeful time. The scent of woodsmoke from one’s home on … Continue reading

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