Sunday: Birthday

On July 1st, we Canadians are pretty found of the phrase "Happy Birthday!".  We aren't wishing this cheerful sentiment to any one person, but rather, our entire country. On this day, and the weekend that surrounds it, we enjoy finding new and unique ways to celebrate the birth of our nation.  This is usually done …

Saturday: Lanterns

Night-time in the campground. A colourful string of lanterns hang from the awning our trailer.  The warm glow they cast adds to our playful mood and the laid back atmosphere out here.

(LongWeekend) Exodus

Well, we're packed up and ready to ship out for the Canada Day Long Weekend.  Campground, here we come! Camping Gear?  Check. Bikes?  Check. Bathing suites?  Check. Dog?  Check. Sunscreen?  Check. Kids?  Check. Work, worry and rules?  Nah, we'll leave those behind.   Hook the trailer up to the van and let's hit the road! …

Moving Right Along (post for my boys)

This is the final walk to the bus stop for the school year.  Here we are, at the dawn of the final day of academic activity until September. This isn't just a photograph of my son walking to the bus stop for the last time this school year.  This is the graduation from one moment …

Clematis {Spellbound By Purple}

I have a wall of continually expanding purple in my garden.  Every year it gets taller, more vibrant and even more beautiful to behold. Is there any colour more regal than purple? I have heard people say that Clematis is picky and fussy to grow.  I couldn't disagree more!  As a rather lazy gardener, I find …