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Cornflower

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Well, it started out innocently enough. I took photos of every flowering plant that I saw while I waited for Mickey to sniff everything he found sniffworthy. Aware that many of these plants… Continue reading

Airbrushing Nature – when chasing our own version of perfection might mean death, or a very unhealthy unsustainable planet, at the least

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As I gazed at the images from my last run, deleting blurry ones and repeats, I came close to obliterating the fly that was marring one of the waterlily pictures I had taken.… Continue reading

Saturday Night on the 1100 Road

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We had spent the day repairing bluebird nest boxes and were about sixty kilometres off highway 97 in ranch country west of Clinton. The freshly graded road allowed us to zip along at… Continue reading

Symbolism, meditation running and the X that marks the spot

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Jet streams crossed in the sky and beneath the “x” sat a white crowned sparrow, nonchalantly eyeing me. It didn’t chirp or peep or sing; it didn’t even move; I wondered if it… Continue reading

Bluebird day

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Bluebird boxes perched on the edges of fence posts became a sort of treasure to spy first as we leapfrogged our way across the Caribou Plateau in a caravan of SUV’s. At each… Continue reading

New Growth

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The bright green new growth on the evergreen keeps calling out to me. It’s a three flowered bouquet of spring that is fragrant, delicate and pulsing with power. There is the power to… Continue reading

Listen Loudly

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It’s Mental Health Awareness week and the Canadian Mental Health Association is asking people to share how they #GETLOUD about mental health in order to promote mental wellness in themselves and others. Here’s my… Continue reading

Connie Sobchak goes hunting for cranes. And gets a story instead

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We were surrounded by hawks and I was reading a book called H is for Hawk. I marvelled at the wildness around me while the narrator recoiled at the wildness she discovered within.… Continue reading

What Will You Let Sink?

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I’ve been tidying up lately-getting rid of seldom used items and generally removing trash from as many places as I might find it. On daily walks, I carry a bag with me to… Continue reading

Familiar Sights: Connie Sobchak discovers what you can see when you let go of the need to see and just let your eyes go soft

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Some days it seems like there are no creatures stirring; yesterday was not one of those days. Still, it required some vigilance and patience to really see something. For example, most days we… Continue reading

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