• Music

    Lindsey Stirling

    Take a magical journey over hill, over dale with Lindsey Stirling. Her music I can only describe as classically modern and will send you on an epic adventure. She has a pixie like personality that really grabs your attention especially with the dance moves she incorporates while she’s playing violin. She’s so fun to watch and I’ve been a fan since I stumbled across her first album. It’s just magical and so inspiring!

  • Forest Markers
    Nature

    Forest Markers

    There are people who have great attention to detail and notice things that others most likely would overlook. I’m one of those attention to detail people. It’s a characteristic that I can thank the beautiful forest path for. The forest is always changing but certain things remain the same and those are the details I’d remember. The shape of a tree or a rock formation would remain the same even throughout the changing seasons. I’d use these constant shapes as trail markers. It helped me know how far a long the trail we were and what was coming up next. Walking down the trail there would be one section shortly…

  • Spring Stroll Outfit
    Fashion

    Spring Stroll Outfit

    Like many others I’ve been awaiting the arrival of spring for what seems like forever. It continues to snow on and off and the snow is still all here. But recently I’ve started to see patches of grass and critters playing about. I think spring is finally around the corner! I’ve been so used to putting on the same warm fluffy sweater for so long I can’t even remember what it’s like to put on lighter clothing. Not having to wear socks with my shoes is something I still can’t do but maybe in the next month.

  • My Fairy Book Shelf
    Books & Poetry

    20 Fairy Books You Should Read

    My bookcase contains a lot of fairy books. Surprised? 🙂 I’ve collected fairy books for many years and my library has grown quite a bit. Some of my books have been found at thrift shops and during my travels in Ireland. I’m always looking for new ones to add to my shelf and would love if you could suggest some new ones for me in the comments.

  • Big Rock Winter 2010
    Nature,  Videos

    The World from the top of a Rock

    The landscape in my neck of the woods is flat and you can see the sky go all the way to the ground. There are few trees until you meet the tree line and then the further you go east the scenery drastically changes. The house I grew up in was located right where the trees met the prairie so I had the best of both worlds. You would not describe the landscape as rocky or hilly. Very much the opposite but there were boulders scattered here and there left behind by the glaciers. The province of Manitoba was once completely under water during the prehistoric times so it’s not…

  • Hollowed Out Log
    Nature,  Videos

    Karate Kicking Tree Stumps

    If you look through the forest you’ll see lots of tall trees and lots of shorter ones. But somewhere in between there are the old dead trees that have broken in half and look like wooden poles. These are the trees that I can’t resist karate kicking if I see one. I know it looks a little mean to kick the poor dead tree but they are going to fall down eventually due to the amount of rot and decay. How wobbly the tree is helps me decide if it’s time to give it a little kick. The trees that fall to the ground become home to many little critters.…

  • Finding the Path
    Nature

    Finding the Path

    Our forest path had been groomed beautifully for years by my dad. He originally cut the trail on his own with his chain saw. With the trike and his little red trailer he would venture into the bush and haul out the trees that he cleared from the path. The trail took shape by following a giant circle with a bit of a short cut in the middle so you could choose a shorter path if needed. I could see how the direction of the path made sense as it looped right back to the house but the twists and turns that appeared along the way were all decided by…