Category Archives: winter

White Christmas

The idea of a white Christmas is immortalized in song and the idea is often expressed by my students–including those who lived in climates where a white Christmas would have been a sign of the impending apocalypse. It has never … Continue reading

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In Conversation at the mailbox

Though the day is hardly over, I thought I would write about this tiny Perfect Moment in this post. I haven’t written as much as I would like, and I should keep those muscles working. Since late last night, the … Continue reading

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The Last Rose Before Winter

And just like that, Sunday’s snowfall disappeared leaving me a yard full of leaves that needed raking. I’d like to tell you that I jumped at the task with the energy and efficiency of a racing engine, but I didn’t. … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Winter

When one absently looks out the window on November first, one does not expect to see snow, but that is exactly what I saw. So much in doubt was I, that I slipped on my shoes, opened the front door, … Continue reading

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A Leaf to Inspire

My students seemed very anxious about the winter this week. Though I sometimes paint evil pictures of shoulder high snowdrifts and temperatures which come close to absolute zero for students who come from tropical countries, I don’t want them to … Continue reading

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It Strikes Me as Odd

It strikes me as odd that I should wake up three days in a row, in May, to snow.  While I often revel in the idea of living in the Great White North, I do like my spring and summer.  … Continue reading

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Ramblings

I have a few rambling thoughts before I go to bed.  None of them are Today’s Perfect Moment–so if that is what you came for, you could stop reading now, but I sincerely hope that you don’t. On Blogging I … 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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Lessons for Travelling

There are two lessons about winter vacations that I have not learned yet. That sounds horrible, but hopefully by writing them down, I will finally learn them.  Both of them involve finding stuff.  There is also a lesson I learned … 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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