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Photo Blogging Challenge – Colour (April 2017)

We don’t always realize how much the presence (or absence) of colour influences how we’re feeling. But the range and depth of our response to colour is embedded in language: seeing red, feeling blue, mellow yellow and “orange ya glad” are some of the common English phrases that reflect the influence of colour on emotion. So when winter hangs around longer usual, leaving the landscape drab and a little depressing, it’s a challenge to spot uplifting splashes of colour in nearby nature.

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24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar

Lego advent calendars have been a long-standing GeoKs’ family Christmas tradition. But now that our boys are pretty much grown up, Mr. GeoK and I are the ones who most enjoy seeing what’s in each little compartment of a Lego Star Wars advent calendar. So this year, I decided to change things up a bit.…

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Remembrance Day

Each year at 11 o’clock on the morning of November 11, Canadians observe a moment of silence to honour our veterans. In that quiet moment, we strive to imagine their faces, their lives…and their deaths…and what it must be like for their families left at home. Thanks to the more than 2.3 million Canadians who have served…

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How I Remember

1) A visit to the Field of Crosses Learn more about the Field of Crosses here, where you can view an online photo album that illustrates how the crosses are prepared and installed each year and learn about the sunrise/sunset ceremonies that take place beginning November 1st each year. 2) Two visits to Poppy Plaza…

Remembering and Reflecting

As we donned our coats, toques, mittens and boots before heading out for a walk this morning, I also made a point of shifting to a more reflective mindset. And as we breathed the fresh air and soaked up the sunshine and fabulous scenery in the Bow Valley, I paused often to remember those who…