Yearly Archives: 2023


Fun at the Fair

The Saanich Fair has been going since 1868, and is a Labour Day favourite. The weather was perfect, and for me the day began with an exuberant noon performance of the Coastal Cowgirls, who have been riding together since 2014. … Continue reading

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Serenity on the Farm

Serenity Farm had an open garden yesterday, and I’d wanted to see what went on there for a while. A therapeutic farm, it’s a small (half acre) site that grows flowers, vegetables and herbs, and boasts a small orchard with … Continue reading

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Readings in my Garden

It’s not every day you get to host a reading in your back yard, but yesterday was that day for me. Judy LeBlanc and I cooked up this idea some months ago, to give her a proper launch and reading … Continue reading

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Poets in my Garden

I have been hosting Planet Earth Poetry workshops in my home and garden for the past 8 years or so. It is a glorious time for me, feeding creative spirits and having poets roaming around the property. This year the … Continue reading

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Eco-lit in Portland

I’ve gone to quite a number of ASLE and ALECC conferences over the years. This year’s ASLE conference – its first post-pandemic gathering – was in Portland Oregon. Unusually for an organization that normally meets on campus in a smallish … Continue reading

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