There was a very weird noise coming from the backyard last night–about an hour after sunset. I thought the aliens had landed or the neighbours were fooling around. I called my husband to listen with me in the kitchen. I asked him, “What is that sound?” He said, “It’s a horse!” We went out theContinue reading ““There’s a Horse in My Backyard!””
If we lost heaven because it fell from the sky, I would say that I found it on the shores of Rice Lake. The ethereal beauty of the glistening waters, setting off lovely islands here and there, encapsulates a quintessentially Canadian cottager’s dream. I was greeted by a turkey vulture hanging in a tree, andContinue reading “An Ode to Rice Lake”
I was studying in the back garden; getting ready to help run the local polling station for the upcoming federal election. I was learning how to get people ready to vote and enable democracy while not taking any sides. Out of nowhere, on the back fence I heard the loveliest warbling and trilling and lookedContinue reading “My New Bouncy Friend”
My son ordered a pizza for delivery–small size. I wondered what the shuffling noise was coming from the porch. I opened the front door and I was so surprised and secretly delighted to have the privilege of seeing a beautiful big racoon with a loaded pizza hanging from her mouth. She looked at me andContinue reading “The Pizza Thief”
We were in Lake Erie; off the beautiful beach in Long Point Provincial Park; in the precious and unique biosphere of the Long Point sandspit; recognized by UNESCO; enjoying the water and the waves. I looked up over the lake to see a group of birds, crying and dipping and diving over the water. AtContinue reading “The Common Terns of Long Point Provincial Park”
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