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Gratitude, to the tune of “Gravity”

 

I was tagged in the “5 Days of Gratitude” campaign that’s going around (amongst my friends, at least) on Facebook right now.  And, in one of those weird synchronicities of life, my husband made this video yesterday.  It’s so amazing that I had to share it.

There are so many things in this life I’m grateful for.  The presence of…

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The Flowers of Newfoundland, Part III: Batchelor Buttons and Confusion

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Back to the flowers of Newfoundland now for a bit.  Next up, an interesting constant – a wildflower (AKA “weed”) that is commonly found in both Newfoundland and Ontario.  Everyone knows what a Batchelor Button is, am I right?

To me, it’s Chrysanthemum leucanthemum (isn’t that a musical name?), more commonly know as Oxeye Daisy.  That’s YOUR Bachelor Button too, right?

Well, right.  And NOTright. …

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“The Blog of Dr. John H. Watson”

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I’m still walking in the mornings.  I’m really proud of myself.

Today I was up at 6:30 AM (before the rest of my family), having gone to bed by 10:30 PM (alsobefore the rest of my family!), the night before.  I like some coffee and a nibble of something to eat before I go, so I did that.  Also put up my hair, used my “mineral salt” deoderant crystal thingie (try it – it feels great and is…

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Lou Lou’s Dragon

Canada’s shortest season continues to pass and – now that the Littles and I are back from Newfoundland – my husband and I have been getting Boo and Lou back into the rhythm of summer vacation, Ontario style.  While we had some rainy, cool weather the first week after we got home, this past week  summer’s heat and humidity returned with a vengeance.   Meaning it was time for some outdoor…

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The Flowers of Newfoundland, Part II: The Lupin

Lupins have fascinated me since I was a little girl living (for a while) along the southern shores of Nova Scotia.  My parents still remember me practically shouting for them to pull over the car whenever I spotted any.  Passing these majestic wildflowers as they grew along the roadside – vividly coloured and with their impossibly up-right spikes – seemed anathema to me even then, at the tender…

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The Flowers of Newfoundland, Part I: The Pitcher Plant

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Well, despite the absence of regular blog updates, our trip has ended.  We are now back from Newfoundland.  I was so busy having a great time outdoors and with my family that I am only on Day 2 of the 20 day trip, as far as telling you all about it goes.  I know, I know.  Now that I am back to hum-drum every day life I am sure I will get caught up (or some semblance of it) soon.

One thing I did…

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Postcards from St. John’s

Almost halfway through our Newfoundland trip and so much to tell you!  It’s amazing to be here, and we’ve been trying to make the most of every day we’re here.  I won’t have time to tell you everything, but I’ll try to share the highlights.  There’s so much to see and do here!!!

First up – St. John’s!

St. John’s is a surprisingly old city, argued by some to be the oldest city in North America. …

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With love, from Butterfly-On-The-Road.

We celebrated Canada Day this year by flying over half the country.  We arrived in St. John’s, Newfoundland at 4 PM local time on Tuesday.  Boo and Lou were super excited!  It was a huge day of firsts – first airplane ride, first visit to Newfoundland, first time with that many blood-relations in the same room, first time seeing the ocean.

They still haven’t dipped their tootsies in yet.  It’s…

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