Tag Archives: seasons

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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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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Autumn is Coming!

We had to endure the slogan “Winter is coming!” earlier this year. Well, more ominously, Autumn is coming.  How do I know this?  Well, the picture above says it all.  Leaves are already changing and some are even falling to … Continue reading

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Finding Perfection in a Darker Palette

I celebrated a beautiful Spring day yesterday.  Today, the rain came pouring down for most of the day.  I didn’t enjoy the walk to the bus stop and I my walk to work in the downpour was only made better … Continue reading

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One Last Gasp

On Friday, one of my students asked me if winter was truly over. Before I could answer, she started making declarations like; “It’s Spring.”  “Winter is done.”  I wasn’t in the best of moods and though not as grouchy as … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland

My morning routine is pretty set. After showering and shaving, and before I feed the cat, I try my best to enjoy my breakfast (which includes coffee) while listening to the radio.  Though they had stopped the practice for a … Continue reading

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Respect

I write a lot about my students because they give me a lot of material to work with. As we finally embrace winter, the questions begin. Is February warmer than now?                                                  How long does winter last? Is Montreal warmer … Continue reading

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Ignoring Nature

Despite the obvious date reference and the usual debate with my father over just exactly when it started, I didn’t want to believe that Autumn had begun. Autumn is my favourite season (followed by Winter and then Spring), but I … Continue reading

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Riding the Bus into Spring

Though it was not my intention, this morning, I rode the bus into Spring. As you might have heard, Spring came to my area of the world at either 6:18 or 6:19 this morning. Why the discrepancy or lack of … Continue reading

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Not Unexpected

It was predicted. It was not unexpected.  It was inevitable.  It was never beyond the realm of impossible.  It was quite a sight when I woke up in the morning.  If you think I am talking about Trump….you’re wrong. No, … Continue reading

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