Tag Archives: autumn

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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A Moment Later and…

The slightly cooler weather is no deterrent to using the barbecue. In fact, if I use my father as an example, he routinely uses the barbecue in sub-zero temperatures surrounded by snow mounds. I have done the same, and I … Continue reading

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A Bit of Fresh Air

Last weekend, it looked like winter was a foregone conclusion. This past weekend, it looked like summer was mounting a comeback. The truth is that evidence of autumn is all around us. The colours are beautiful and they need to … Continue reading

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September Morning

I’ve missed a few rides lately. Last weekend the temperature was 4 degrees. The other times coincided with something I either had to do or wanted to do. Keeping that in mind, and knowing that the temperature was changing quite … Continue reading

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Raking the Leaves

There don’t seem to be enough hours in the day to do all the things I need to do. The chores, the creative endeavours, and work seem to be piling up.  I am not losing sleep over it, but there … Continue reading

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A New Cyclery in Town

With the snow falling, and a prediction for it to continue, I did what any normal person would do on their day off. I went to the bike shop. A new bike shop opened up in town recently. This one … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Blogging about Thanksgiving can be a bit hard. I’ve written posts about being thankful.  I’ve written posts about why Canadians celebrate in October rather than November–we want to avoid turkey induced comas two months in a row.  I am sure … Continue reading

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In Need of Warmth

It’s been a little while since I have seen you. You’ve been hiding.  I knew you were there, but I didn’t feel the need to bother you.  I am glad you were there, but I was also quite happy to … Continue reading

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Summer in October

When I heard the news on the radio confirming what was being whispered around my office the previous day, I was pretty certain I knew what Today’s Perfect Moment was going to be. Various people had been talking about it … Continue reading

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Explaining a September Lull

If it wasn’t clear to everyone in my last post, I think the picture above says it all. Autumn, or Fall, is definitely on its way.  I photographed the picture above on my walk home yesterday. I have been feeling … Continue reading

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