|Posted on 25 June, 2020 at 8:50||comments (0)|
As we move into the last days of June, the uncertainty still prevails here in my corner of the world, which is Southern Ontario, Canada. Our province is still under "emergency orders" meaning mostly the government's ability to shut down once again and also to keep capacity at our hospitals, should a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases occur. Everyone is talking about a second wave, which historically has been much much worse than the first wave of a pandemic. I find this very disturbin...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 30 May, 2020 at 0:00||comments (0)|
As always, before writing an new blog post I reread the last one I posted. I read how uncertain everything was in early April. As you all know, this uncertainty still prevails over much if not all of our planet. Globally, everyone and everything has been affected by COVID-19.
In my province of Ontario, Canada, we are still under a state of emergency, and will be until at least June 9, as the health officials and other experts consider our situation. T...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 3 April, 2020 at 0:15||comments (0)|
Usually at this time of year we see a joyful celebration of the Earth's return to new life.
This year, of course is much different. Of course I'm referring to the terrifying events that have transformed our planet into a place full of worry and anxiety, of fear and of death. I was in Florida recently and as my annual holiday came to a close, the reality of CoVid-19 began to make an unwelcome appearance. Suddenly there was an urgency in people we encountered in s...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 4 February, 2020 at 13:05||comments (0)|
As I've been working from home the winter hasn't been nearly as bad as other years. Of course I know that it's because I've had no commute anxiety this season. It's also going by a lot faster than I've experienced in the past for the same reason I'm sure. To be fair though, this winter has been surprisingly kind, and not the doom and gloom scenario that was being predicted by the weather experts earlier in the season. There's been a lot of strange...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 4 January, 2020 at 0:15||comments (0)|
Hello and Happy New Year.
Before I start pondering on what I hope to accomplish in 2020, I must share a story that took place on the very last day of 2019.
My son and his girlfriend had traveled to New York City to attend a concert and rented a car for the drive. He was due to return the car at noon on December 31 so just after 11am I started my car, tossed in my purse and proceeded to clean the snow off in order to pick him up from the rental place. I shou...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 9 December, 2019 at 8:40||comments (0)|
Another year has almost gone. I can't believe how fast time is going, it seems very true that the older you get, the faster it goes. We've had some early snow this year, and all the weather people were predicting a bit of a doom and gloom winter. There's already been some fairly significant storms with resulting accumulations that were alarmingly early, but today I read that Envirionment Canada is now saying the winter will be milder than normal. That said, I suppose it migh...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 11 November, 2019 at 9:15||comments (0)|
November has always felt a little sad for me. The year is amost at an end, and I look at this time as the "dark" part of the year, both literally and figuratively. My childhood memories of living on an Air Force Base in England where Dad was stationed are mostly pretty wonderful, if you discount the sporadic air raid drills which resulted in being startled out of sleep, or the amazing supersonic Lightning fighter jets which, on their training flights regularly cracked our windows ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 7 October, 2019 at 9:55||comments (0)|
I simply can't get my head around the fact that October is already upon us. The days are noticeably shorter; I'm not looking forward to the when the clocks go back! I'm not a fan of driving to work in the morning when it's dark. I've bought three different sized pumpkins ready to carve for one of my favourite times of the year, Hallowe'en. I've avoided buying any treats so far. If there's chocolate in my house I can't stop thinking about it....!
I had a won...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 23 September, 2019 at 19:20||comments (0)|
After a long break for the summer I'm back on the blog. Today is the Autumn Equinox and although I do like the autumn season there's a sadness to it that I never fail to feel. The Earth is preparing for the long winter sleep and as the days grow shorter a chill usually starts to creep into the air. I must say though, so far the weather has been warm and glorious. Mother Nature is not ready to slip into Autumn just yet.....and that is perfectly fine with me!Read Full Post »
|Posted on 2 July, 2019 at 19:15||comments (0)|
I am happy to say that finally we are seeing some really warm weather. In usual Southern Ontarion style we have gone from chilly temperatures to boiling hot and humid. Not complaining though! The winter is still pretty fresh in my mind.
I have done two shows so far, one at my favourite garden centre, Ormsby's in Meaford. It's such a beautiful setting! Amongst all those fragrant flowers and plants, seeing familiar faces and catching up on all the news,...Read Full Post »