the dog barf stain that just won’t die


I know.  It doesn’t look like much but I’ve been after it for several years now.  I’m not sure what exactly was in the dog barf I discovered in the corner, discreetly tucked by the wall as if to say “I tried to get out on the lawn”, but it’s become my nemesis. Continue reading

in the middle of moving


“In the middle of moving” is how the email note started that was from my friend this week.  I’m not sure where the move is to but I am sure that he’ll look up when he lands and steps into lifestyle changes and he’ll find fierce inspiration in all he does. ‘Cause that’s just how he rolls.  Continue reading

serenaded by lilacs

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I know, I know….those of you who live in climates with year round flowers and trees won’t quite get this, but here we revel in the exuberant bursting of scent in our short seasons.

Lilacs sing with fresh soft colour and pillowy blossoms as they serenade us with their scent. What is overwhelming and overpowering in those body sprays and bath bubbles, becomes a song in the June breeze of my yard.


Lasting just long enough – like a song circling your mind until the next one comes out, the lilacs are here to fill my world with a minuet from the composition of the season.