Category Archive: Nature

Goodbye, August…

Autumn. It sneaks up quietly, almost imperceptibly. Cool, delicious air slices the humidity, rendering afternoons exquisite for long walks. Blue skies give way to a softer grey. We reach for a pair of… Continue reading

Spadina House Gardens

This post is about one thing only: Flowers on flowers on flowers. All the fleurs! And then some. The gardens at Spadina House are still holding fast to summer, betraying only the smallest… Continue reading

Summer Weekend | Toronto Islands

On any given weekend in summer, usually the last place I’d want to be is on the Toronto Islands. Just the thought of interminable ferry line-ups and the horde descending on Centreville amusement… Continue reading

Allan Gardens Conservatory | Part Two

Succulent heaven. That is all. (Except that you should teleport if you can’t get your feet here.)

Allan Gardens Conservatory | Part One

Long weekends are built for wandering, wherever your inclination and heart lead you. I spent yesterday afternoon in the city, far from the crowds, in Allan Gardens conservatories. Just me, my camera and… Continue reading


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on the trail

I did an hour of yoga yesterday, followed by a two-hour walk on the Beltline Trail. I had to persuade myself to do both. What I felt most like doing was just the… Continue reading


This weekend’s garden walk: pause … breathe … squeal … snap! Bloom time is fleeting, evanescent, in Southern Ontario. So moments such as these are best spent lingering, savoring, locking their clarity into… Continue reading


This afternoon, I set out to roam the woods nearby and the sky went from cotton wool clouds to broody within ten minutes. But I persevered despite ominous clouds hovering; not much comes… Continue reading

the green below the city

Running through the ravine system, the Beltline Trail in Toronto is my green refuge below the city. No matter how many times I get on the trail—at any access point—something new captures my… Continue reading

Toronto Islands retreat

I have a week off work and I’ve chosen to focus on self-care each day. Part of that involves saying yes to only those requests that my heart has no battle with and… Continue reading

bali, blooms and salted chocolate

Trip-planning, blossom-coveting and cookie-making — that pretty much sums up the better part of my weekend. I’ve been planning, coaxing and writing a trip into existence. Observing, dissolving into waves of bliss and… Continue reading

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