A Scents of Autumn

A Scents of Autumn It is the time of year when the purple willow sage (lythrum salicaria) put on their winter beards and their green leaves fade and fall leaving only bare stalks waving in the wind. I give thanks that they are so abundant here. In the dead of winter, opening a jar of […]

Settling into the Season

    “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables   So am I, Lucy.  So am I. October is my favourite month.  Then again, whichever month it is is always my favourite.  I am one of those annoying people who settle into the season.  There […]

True Love

“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes.”   I have had occasion to revisit a large piece of my past recently.  There I was, standing at a door that I had never been to before, accompanied by someone […]

Planting Seeds

The summer soltisce will soon be upon us and spring seems to have finally arrived here on the cold, northern Atlantic shore.  Somehow the baby blue jays and robins have set forth their first brood and I find myself serenaded each sunrise by a choir of robins, finches, starlings and my new crowling who loves […]

The Road

I spend a fair amount of time on the road.  As-a-matter-of-fact, I am approximately 1300 kilometers away from the cold northern Atlantic shore at this very moment.  I find it easy to travel and as long as my partner is there, I am at home.  Food is a challenge as I am one of those […]

All Things Scentsual

“Perhaps if one really knew when one was happy, one would know the things that were necessary for one’s life.”  Joanna Field Do we know happiness?  I like musing and exploring this concept.  For years I chased happiness.  How was I to know if I just stood still for a moment, it would catch up […]