Monthly Archives: May 2011

A walk around the block

I have not heard anything from the Town of Oakville regarding the complaint made about my new vegetable beds on the front lawn. I do know from looking at our town bylaws, however, that the problem is not the plants–those are allowed. … Continue reading

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Cemetery geraniums and my new watering can

Some of my fondest childhood memories are from the Collingwood Cemetery. Each weekend when my family would visit my grandmother, my sister and I would be up early on Saturday morning. In order that my father could sleep in, my mother and … Continue reading

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The leeks made me do it

Five years ago, our family spent a month in Scotland. It was a clergy exchange–or it was meant to be, until my Scottish partner decided to spend the summer in Kenya instead of here in Canada. At any rate, we went … Continue reading

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Tucker and his three sisters

Tucker went on a field trip to Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton and brought home some seeds in a small, folded up piece of paper. He didn’t seem to be all that excited about them until I asked him if he wanted … Continue reading

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New neighbourhood, new eyes

On Friday after school, our family participated in the Halton Interfaith Food Drive by delivering flyers door to door. My church, Trafalgar Presbyterian, along with other local faith communities were gathering food for the Fareshare Food Bank. Drivers and other volunteers went by … Continue reading

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World Naked Gardening Day

I am not making this up. And by my photo, you can see I am not participating, either. This morning as I read the paper, I came across this little known fact: the American Association for Nude Recreation has declared … Continue reading

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A bleeding heart story

Today is cool and overcast, with a few scattered raindrops, so I am spending my day indoors. Looking out the kitchen window, I can see the white bleeding heart just beginning to fill out. The tiny white buds are pretty … Continue reading

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