A Morning Meditation on the Beach

This is my new summer goal — to wean myself off a dependency on wireless connections when I take time to write. Instead of thinking I need a world’s worth of information at my fingertips, I’ll withdraw to places of solitude in nature where the wireless connections don’t reach (or maybe they do, but I […]

Baby Birds

There’s a robin’s nest perched under the eaves of our garage, sheltered by an unruly rose bush. Every spring, I wait for the mama robin to arrive. She built her nest the first spring we moved into our house. I watched her fly awkwardly with long pieces of dried grass and twigs, somehow forcing them […]

Garden Therapy

A transformation has taken place in the garden beds surrounding my house. I’ve been tackling them with gusto, inspired by a conversation with my gardener extraordinaire neighbour. She told me to go ahead and clean out the beds: “Start raking so you can see what you’ve got.” Since moving into this house two years ago, I’ve […]

7 Reasons to Plant a Garden with Your Kids

Have you ever thought about planting a garden with your kids? If you’re like me, you’ve probably dreamed of doing it for several years but never really gotten around to making it happen. This year can be different, though, and hopefully these reasons will help us all to understand why gardening is truly a wonderful […]