Strange Times

October 30th, 2018 | 11 Comments »

We are living in strange times. Walking through the woods yesterday, I came across an odd scene. A creature made of stone was rising up from the leaves. First came a head, shoulders and arms….


stonehead (1 of 1)


then a leg. First one leg …


stonehead 4 (1 of 1)


then another.


stonehead 2 (1 of 1)


The legs stretched out longer and longer.



stonehead 3 (1 of 1)


I admit it, I ran. And as I left, I heard a crash.


broken tree (1 of 1)


I ran faster and faster, only to find myself in the place I’d been before. And there was the creature, settling back underground, wearing a gleeful smile.


stonehead ferns (1 of 1)


Happy Hallowe’en!

Autumn Colour

October 16th, 2018 | 12 Comments »
Autumn is spectacular in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Unfortunately I've had little time to enjoy it this year, because earlier this month we sold our condominium in Montreal where we've lived for the last 22 years. Cleaning and sorting and disposing of the contents has taken a lot of time and effort. In fact, it's been a real slog but thankfully I've had lots of help from family members. (Thank you, each and all!) Understandably, blogging has taken a back seat to household work. But this past weekend, I took a