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The "ber" months have arrived.

Posted on September 2, 2021 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (21)

Where did the summer go?  It's been a bit of a strange one, the weather has been off and on, dry for days, then a series of thunderstorms.  There's been some quite severe weather, tornadoes, torrential rain and further north, wildfires. Very hot at times....although it seems as soon as September arrives the temperature makes a sudden switch.  The early mornings seem to be noticeably darker, and there's condensation on the car windows.  My glass door was dewy ths morning an...

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August

Posted on August 15, 2021 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I can hardly believe it's already mid August.  This is the time of year that the Canadian National Exhibition, commonly referred to as the CNE, starts and for me it always kind of signaled the beginning of the end of summer.  I've often questioned how the summer months fly by and the winter is slow, slow, slow.  Of course the CNE is not happening at all again, due to Covid-19 with it's umpteenth variant making the rounds.  This time it's the Delta variant, originating in I...

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Summer 2021

Posted on July 15, 2021 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

It's been a while since my last post.  I've been busy with work, and my garden and well life in general.  I haven't done much painting except for my Explorers Against Extinction entry which I mailed out last month after a struggle to find the right work.

The Twitter Art Exhibit, held at the Cheltenham Race Course in England, opened on July 3rd, and was a great success.  I'm happy to share that, for the fourth consecutive year, my postcard sold on opening day.  It's s...

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Warm Weather Is Finally Here!

Posted on May 18, 2021 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (8)

Finally the warm weather has arrived.  My lilac is in bloom and the fragrance is beautiful.  I'm so glad that winter has relinquished it's icy grip at last.  My garden has started to grow, the rhubarb is nearly ready for picking so crumble is on the horizon. It's my favourite time of year.

As far as the painting has gone, I'm afraid there has been a pretty big block.  I've attempted three times to paint a piece for Explorers Against Extinction, a charity event taking...

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March 2021

Posted on April 2, 2021 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Yes I know it's April today.  I don't have a real reason for missing my March blog entry.  Things aren't good here in my region of Southern Ontario.  The variant versions of Covid-19 have taken over from the original and are even more horrifying.  These variants, or VoC for short (Variants of Concern) have started to attack younger people and apparently are 1.5 times more likely to end in death.  Our hospital ICU admissions are on the rise and despite government restr...

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February....My Most Hated Month.

Posted on February 6, 2021 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Yes it's true.  I've always hated February, it's an annoying little month that, although is the shortest...it always seems the longest to me.  Of course this has been made much more to dread as it's the month of Valentine's Day....a day which most florists agree is the most chaotic.  Last year was the first of many that I did not dread, as I was at home thinking instead about my upcoming warm holiday.  Of course that's not happening this year, and maybe not even next, and ...

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Hello 2021. Will You Be Kinder?

Posted on January 9, 2021 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (12)

This year is starting out in a most peculiar fashion....Covid-19 is still rampant, with the added horror of yet an even more contagious strain just to keep things interesting. At the risk of sounding like a broken record I'm afraid I must report that our numbers continue to soar every day.  People still aren't listening, and are actually becoming rather rebellious in their actions, gathering, ignoring public health officers and simply doing whatever they want.  When did our society ...

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Hello December.

Posted on December 8, 2020 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

As always I read the previous blog I wrote before writing again.  My last sentence referred to hoping for an improvement to our Covid-19 situation.  I'm sorry to say that things are, unfortunately worse than when I wrote my last entry.

First of all we, in my area of Southern Ontario have been in lockdown for two weeks, almost halfway through the four week minimum we were given to be in this stage.  Our schools have remained for the most part, open, with the exception of o...

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November, The Saddest Month With One Exception

Posted on November 11, 2020 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (12)

That one exception I'm referring to is the arrival of my son, born November 12th. 

Other than that, I can say with all sincerity that November represents much sadness.  Of course Remembrance Day figures in here, and since I can recall I've always shed a few tears on this day.  I can't watch the televised services, the images of those brave, yet now so frail war veterans are too much for my always "ready to dissolve into tears" emotional makeup.  The suffering of all ...

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October And The Consistency Of The Butter

Posted on October 5, 2020 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

If you've ever read any of my previous blogs, you might remember that I use the consistency of the butter in the dish on my kitchen counter as a weather gauge.  Well this morning it was hard.  I've felt chilly for the past couple of days, as the temperature has been dipping into the single digits (gasp!) overnight.  Yesterday was wet as well, which added to the chill.  I must try not to complain too much however, as soon I will be wishing fervently for anything above zero....

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