Stay Young and Get Muddy with the #30x30Challenge

As I have previously written on this blog, mud is a wonderful thing.┬áIt heralds the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures. It means that water is flowing into the ground, nourishing the plentiful plant and insect life beneath our feet. I love seeing mud for all of these reasons, but I also love the playful…

The River Runneth Over; Nature Rejoices

This past winter, the Southern Ontario landscape was covered in one of the densest snow packs recorded in over 30 years (GRCA News Room, February 2014). Extremely cold temperatures also meant that much of the Grand River and Lake Erie – two interconnected water systems – became almost entirely covered in ice, raising fears that…

This Mud Puddle Lures Me

This past weekend, the time jumped one hour ahead and the hope of spring erupted into everyone’s hearts. After weeks of negative 30 degree Celsius temperatures and seemingly endless snowy, icy, grey days, we had plus-six degrees outside today. Giant piles of snow started to sweat and release their hard-packed bulk into the streets and…

The Nourishing Power of Quotes

I have oft had cause to feel downhearted, for one reason or another, in the depths of Canadian winter. Brain functioning, pleasure, and physical energies all seem to plummet when the temperatures dive into the negatives and the sun is an infrequent visitor to the sky. Thankfully, quotes from famous authors, thinkers, and philosophers are…