O Canada…

  Often when planning a vacation we think of faraway historic and/or exotic places.  Although I have crossed the border and the Atlantic Ocean many times, I've also found that Canada is wonderfully diverse and has many treasures to visit as well.  The following are some of my favourite Canadian destinations. Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, in Vancouver, B.C.… Continue reading O Canada…

Prejudice…

  Several days ago I witnessed an incident that left me...well, frankly dumbfounded. I was in the seasonal garden area of a  local hardware store (probably lost in never-never land)  looking for more filler bedding plants for my planters.  While contemplating what colour of lobelia would best suit the colour scheme,  I heard a disturbing conversation… Continue reading Prejudice…

Peonies…

Peonies have been sharing their beauty with the planet since 1000 B.C. It's believed they were first grown in China eventually finding their way to Japan, Europe and North America.  In ancient times peony roots were used medicinally for epilepsy, headaches, asthma, nervous disorders and childbirth.  Today scientists are researching the healing properties of the… Continue reading Peonies…

Remembering Kate…

Kate Spade died this week.  Shockingly, at 55, taking her own life, she has left behind many who loved and admired her.  This is a sadness that will be unspeakably difficult for her teenage daughter to understand and a loss of years of joy they could have shared.  Although she was estranged from her husband,… Continue reading Remembering Kate…