7 Tips for enjoying a Botanical Garden

Each time we pass by a beautiful botanical garden while on vacation, I sigh. When we had a family at home, we were always too busy to stop and if we did have time, I normally had 4 plus kids in tow and the idea of dragging them around a large flower garden didn’t seem […]

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Mini-Travel Series-In a New York Minute

Start spreadin’ the news, I’m leavin’ today I want to be a part of it, New York, New York These vagabond shoes are longing to stray Right through the very heart of it, New York, New York! There are reasons why New York has so many monikers; The Big Apple, The Center of the Universe, […]

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Ferry me ‘cross the ocean

What is it about the thrill of a ferry ride? Is it the long blast to signal the launch of the voyage? Is it the ocean depths, where whales sail alongside as if taunting us Come play if you dare? Is it the anticipation of sharing a destination with a group of strangers? Where do […]

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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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