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    Assiniboine Park: Spring Wandering

    English garden walk

    Spring has officially sprung for a good month now but in my neck of the woods it still looks quite grey and lifeless. There are patches of green grass starting to grow and the faint glimpse of some colour in the trees but you really need to look closely. We need a good rain fall to wash the dust away and refresh the ground. It’s that in between time when we are all waiting in anticipation for the world to come alive and burst with vibrant colours.   I go searching for signs of spring every weekend in my local parks and forests. A few weeks ago I bought some…

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    Otter Falls: Cold Autum Camping Trip

    Red Fox Otter Falls

    Can you believe I never went camping once this summer? I couldn’t stand this fact and booked a last minute trip to Otter Falls campground in Manitoba. How would I sum it up? One word. COLD. We learned the hard way and made a list of cold weather camping tips to share so you don’t have to freeze like we did! My husband Darcy and I had never camped past the September long weekend.  We knew it was going to be cold so we packed everything! The forecast was saying it would rain for days and we replied with “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!” We…

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    British Columbia: A Mother and Daughter Adventure

    Feeding a Chickadee

    This past March I hopped on a plane with my mom and flew to British Columbia. For the last few years Mom has been making this yearly trip to visit her sister and family. She invited me along this time for a little mother daughter adventure. It definitely started out a bit rocky with some of the flights getting canceled due to blizzard weather but even though our flight was delayed a little we were still scheduled to leave for Abbotsford. Our flight made one stop in Edmonton first and I was really nervous. This was the first time I had flown in a snow storm. Looking out the window…

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    Sandilands: Cross Country Ski Adventure Through The Frozen Forest

    Sandilands Provincial Forest Ski Trail

    This winter I decided to take up cross country skiing. Due to a knee injury I’ve not been able to exercise or be as active as I’d like to be. I needed to find an activity that would keep me moving, close to nature and help clear my mind. I found the sliding motion of skiing was just the right movement and didn’t cause any pain to my knee. It’s been quite an awesome workout and has really increased my stamina and endurance. Mr. Darcy has also taken it up so we get to spend time together and it’s fun to motivate each other. But the biggest benefit I’ve enjoyed…