Mini travel series-The Road to Hana

by Kathy Pardell Hello readers! A recent trip to Maui provided a lovely family vacation and a chance to spend quality time with my younger brother and his family. I love the sunshine and Hawaii never disappoints. We were able to stay together on the beach in an executive home which had the privacy and peace that […]

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Saying Yes

My sister in law recently gave me a novel entitled, A Man Called Ove, which introduces us to a curmudgeonly senior who approaches life with a good dose of negativity. He yells at neighbours, hurls blame toward everything and everyone and keeps others at more than an arms length. He essentially says “No” to life. Undoubtedly,  as […]

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Mini-Travel series-Naxos

When I was a kid, I studied Greek mythology for a hobby. While my dad and brothers watched Hockey Night in Canada or All in the Family, I sat with encyclopedias and drew family trees of Zeus and his many offspring. Strange child I know… Yet I never really had a strong desire to visit […]

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Mini-Travel series-The Cotswalds

The Cotswolds is an area of England that is quintessentially British and is so beautiful that it draws tourists from around the globe. Most of the Cotswold villages are hundreds of years old and made from a yellowish limestone which unifies the area aesthetically. With the abundance of flora, ancient chapels, stone walls and creeks […]

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Travel series-the launch

In a very loose sense, one could say that I’m a world traveller. At least, my parents and friends think so..I certainly never set out to be and I didn’t shy away from seeing the globe-I simply never thought of it when I was a kid. Those were the days when all a girl thought […]

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Searching for Spaces

After painting my dining room white a few weeks ago, I have been enjoying the new space and the new photographic possibilities that present themselves when all 4 walls are white. I have a number of tables & chairs as well as props to style so I am pretty happy with my little studio. It […]

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A Winter’s Tale

Last week was a busy week, which began with a trip south to visit a friend. I met Barb only a scant 5 months ago at a photography retreat. Her reputation preceded her, I was already a  fan. As I drove along, so very excited to catch up with her, and see where she makes […]

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Winter Wonderland

Hello. How is winter going for you? Where I live, it announces itself with a crack of cold wind that blows fiercely across the prairie and into my backyard. The second I step outside I am assaulted by a sudden harsh blast that freezes nose hairs within a minute and stings the fingertips. -35C is […]

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PEI-Closed for the Season

A recent to PEI was a bit of an unexpected surprise. Our initial goal was to visit friends in Cape Breton and attend the Celtic Colours Music Festival which features a variety of Celtic musicians jamming, step-dancing, fiddling and connecting to their roots while we played witness to their magic. This was itself a fabulous […]

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To Hunt or to Gather?

A recent conversation with a friend sparked the question “Are you a Hunter or Gatherer?” Immediately I felt drawn to the GATHERER-a person who collects, and searches for a specific purpose. I gather family together…I gather friends for nights out at the movies…I gather/collect props for my still life photos such as colored leaves, pine […]

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