Falling Barometers

When the calendar turned to November yesterday, so did Mother Nature.  The wind has been howling since yesterday morning.  Ferry crossings for today day have been cancelled; it’s a good day for pjs and movies. In checking out the current conditions at Swallowtail lighthouse, the last line made me chuckle: Growing up, we had 2…

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Refraction

Refraction is the change of direction of a wave. This summer our island of 2,500 was rocked repeatedly by tragedy. No one began September as they were at the beginning of July. Tonight we came together to celebrate the community that we are. We tied ribbons on a tree and remembered. Remembered and hoped that…

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A Sign of Winter

The ice was finished at the rink this week; a sure sign winter is coming. We had our first skate Sunday morning; I had forgotten how much I like skating. I’m not a good skater by any stretch (stopping usually involves use of the boards) but there’s something very soothing about doing laps around the…

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A Good Day to Fly

One of the great things about my job is that sometimes I get to travel by small plane. It is such a different perspective and despite my motion sickness I mostly enjoy it. Today was a crystal-clear beautiful summer day and because of ferry difficulties we ended up flying to St. Stephen. I played tourist while…

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Between

This week’s photo challenge is “Between“. I usually read the challenges but rarely come up with something that “fits”. Yesterday though, I looked in the back yard to see where the tide was and I thought “Oh, it’s between”.  Bingo!   Several times a day, mostly subconsciously, I’ll look towards the water to see where…

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