Category Archives: nature

A Little Bit of Revision

If you have already read yesterday’s Perfect Moment, it should be clear what this image is all about.  I decided to take my coffee on the deck this morning and luckily for me, the leaf was still there and still … Continue reading

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Seeing Through Someone-else’s Eyes

Going for a walk, despite its physical distancing obstacles, can still be great.  For me, it isn’t as great as going for a bike ride, but that isn’t a fair comparison.  When the bike is really humming, you might appreciate … Continue reading

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The Child Inside of Me

I had hoped to keep up the momentum of my first ride, but mother nature found ways to keep me from doing this. When I woke up, I discovered that there was a light covering of snow on the ground.  … Continue reading

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A Little Distraction

While it is hard to find Perfect Moments amid all the doom and gloom, sometimes Mother Nature steps in and shows me the way. I woke this morning to snow gently falling in my neighbourhood.  As we are in spring, … Continue reading

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Nature Moots the Discussion

I witnessed a curious interaction between two of my students.   The first said that winter wasn’t so bad.  The second answered that it wasn’t the winter he had experienced the previous year. Both students are from warmer climates than this … Continue reading

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Brightening my Break

Today’s Perfect Moment came upon me while walking through the halls during my break time. I teach a lot of a hours in a day to compress my work schedule.  Work has been very accommodating about this (and to others … Continue reading

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Trees at Night

It was a tough teaching day. It seemed to drag on forever and I was feeling pretty tired when I got on the bus to go home.  It didn’t help that there was an accident somewhere up the road slowing … Continue reading

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Overcoming Transit Woes

On a day that featured transportation problems both going to and leaving work, I truly needed a Perfect Moment to rescue me from the grumpy moods I was bound to be in. Luckily, I found one at each end of … Continue reading

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A Secret

Do you ever feel like someone’s got the secret, but their not letting you in on it? Do you get told about insider deals, only to follow their instructions and not find the deals?  It seems like others know how … Continue reading

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Unfamiliar

There’s this tree. It grows on someone’s corner lot not too far from my house.  Normally, it evokes no other response than, “it’s a tree.”  However, early in the morning, just as I peered at it, it seemed different.  Its … Continue reading

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