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Food

Bio farm

There was another “Slow food ” activity today. This one was a sugaring off party at a Bio farm. Let me explain. Sugaring off parties are a tradition at this time of the year. They are held in sugar shacks, some of them are the real thing where sap is actually collected, carried to the […]

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Travel

Chutes St-Philippe

I got back from spending 3 days in a small village 232 km north of Montreal called Chutes St Philippe. It is a quiet place visited in summer by fishermen, in the fall by hunters and in winter by snowmobilers. This is off -season for them now as the snowmobile trails have melted too much […]

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General

Update

I have modified the butterflies photos so that they are now clickable thumbnails. You might like to go back and have a second look.

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General

Intruder

I went on a walk this morning and ended up in Little Italy. I entered a church to have a look. It felt like being transported in Rome, a white, bright, airy church, very pleasant, welcoming, appeasing. My eye was attracted to the bright fresco on the ceiling, the usual grouping of saints and apostles….but […]

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General

Service providers

I got up this morning determined to get through the pile of unpaid bills and unopened letters. I sorted everything by order of importance, double-checked each charge, wrote out the cheques carefully, filled out the records book, stamped each envelope, then filed each bill in its rightful folder. I calculated my bank balance as I […]

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Nature

Surprise

A nice surprise this morning, my Hibiscus is in bloom. I just had to take a photo.

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Nature

Blemished

I went back to the botanical garden today to try out the macro feature on my camera. It was late afternoon and raining so the light was not good, and a lot of the flowers were past their prime, but mostly what struck me was the number of blemished butterflies. No matter how many signs […]