The Birds and Bugs of Ruthilda

Yes, I know, Ruthilda??? My friend Deb McLeod and her husband Ian live on a farm near this once thriving prairie town (near Biggar, Sask.) which is now down to a few inhabitants. However you […]

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A legacy project

My friend Dianne Phillips asked if I would do the finishing touches on an heirloom chest that her uncle made for her and Rob when they were married in 1988. The chest was designed and […]

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Haskap happiness.

A recipe for happiness: Ingredients: 1 heart full of delight2 patient eyes (albeit somewhat timeworn)A few whispers of good luckMany intervals of still air to calm the rustle5 or 6 portrait prone pollinatorsBillions of pollen […]

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Melting into spring.

Or maybe slipping into spring. March has proven more than once in my life to live up to the ‘Bone Breaking Month’ moniker. Its freeze, thaw cycles dress up in their lululemon spandex and dance […]

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A trip to Slocan

Slocan B.C. is a truly lovely spot. A recent drive to visit my daughter and her wife was full of memorable moments. The family time was full of conversation, memory building and remembering, gourmet meals, […]

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Celestial Masks

Interpret the word ‘Mask’. What does it mean to you? Those were the instructions for an upcoming art show in Regina. Step, trip, stop, repeat. Those actions slogged away as I ran around inside my […]

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Magnificent Magpies

An offhand comment by my friend Ernie about the source of Tuxedos prompted me to do some investigation. A walk down Broadway Avenue in Saskatoon revealed a flourishing new business set up in a former […]

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Little, Bitty Pretty one.

Are you of an age where you can hear one of the 50’s, 60’s singing sensations grooving to the words of Little, Bitty, Pretty One? Keep that sound in your head, to distract you, as […]

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Fritillary Fever

I like to think this butterfly is an Aphrodite Fritillary. It looks similar in pictures and certainly the goddess of love, pleasure and beauty fits my story to a T. Personal encounters with butterflies loom […]

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No joke.

A Stink bug, a Soldier fly and a Silvery blue, walk into a bar. Oh dear, he has lost it and is using a really bad joke format to introduce some new findings. Fortunately, I […]

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