Monthly Archives: July 2011


Daddy carried a backpack with whistle, map, waterbottles, first-aid kit and snackies.  But the one item, the most important, must have item for a hike?  Walking sticks.

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to the top of the world and back

I am without coffee.  This is a direct result of leaving the coffee perk plugged in while we went camping.  Ironically enough, we used the french press when we were camping, but it’s just not good enough for home. What … Continue reading

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hammock envy

Last weekend, we were camping again.  It was interesting to come home on Sunday night, to realize that we would be back at the Lakeshore campsite by Friday.  We didn’t “unpack” much, just washed up the kitchen supplies and restocked … Continue reading

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unusual sounds of summer

This fearless little creature watched me very carefully as I slowly stepped my way across the front lawn, camera held in my outstretched hands to get a good shot.  I’m not much in the habit of photographing wildlife, or birds … Continue reading

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happy trails

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lake love

As much as I love the beach, my preference is on the shore, rather than in the water.  (Or in a canoe; I love to paddle.)  The dog is with me on the shore for the most part, because dogs … Continue reading

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corner view ~ through the eyes of a child

I had a favourite blanket as a child.  It was squares tied with yellow yarn, and I have a funny, vivid memory of being fascinated with those yellow ties. I like making baby quilts, and sometimes I wonder what they … Continue reading

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