Tag Archives: walking

CROSSING THE LINE in Black and White Gingham

Last trip to Seattle I packed only black and white clothes. It was so simple to take a minimal of pieces and yet still have enough different looks to mix and so easy to match. Of course, knowing I’d be … Continue reading

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Schafer Baillie Mansion on Capitol Hill

The Schafer Baillie Mansion is an exquisite Bed and Breakfast on Capitol Hill in Seattle–walking distance from Drizzle and Shine, my daughter’s eco boutique. I wore my new gray Synergy top (fair-trade, made in Nepal) that I bought at Jean’s … Continue reading

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I love spring and although it’s been taking awhile here in Southern Ontario for spring to arrive in it’s fullness, the evidence is now clear; forget-me-nots, bluebells and daffodils  are blooming in the forest. Warmer days beckon me to come … Continue reading

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Shopping in Harlem NYC

While in New York City we stayed in Harlem. No matter what you’ve heard about Harlem in the past and possibly the bad reputation it once had, Harlem has greatly improved: friendly people, lovely shops, flea markets, fine restaurants, Starbucks, … Continue reading

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The High Line NYC

After a fun morning of shopping at the Chelsea Market we climbed the stairs to the High Line, an abandoned railroad that has been recycled into a beautiful walking path with wild plants and benches to relax. I wore my … Continue reading

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Flowers and Fuchsia

One of the centres where I teach dance has a beautiful art display. These florals are painted by local amateur artists and they capture the spirit of the summer season so vividly! Amazing talent! I can only paint by numbers, … Continue reading

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Elora Gorge – a walk on the wild side

The nature trails along the Grand River are extensive and here at the Elora Gorge the view is spectacular! Starting across the river from the Elora Mill Inn there are two abandoned factories. Little Folks Furniture company made children’s furniture. … Continue reading

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Street Walker

I miss dancing–I’m so used to dancing two to four hours a day. While on holidays, I have taken to the streets. This neighbourhood is fun to walk around and shops are within walking distance. It’s a bit like stepping … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving on the second weekend of October. Being vegetarian/vegan, our family enjoys meals together, eating a healthy, vegetarian dinner. Harvest is plentiful and we have so much to be thankful for. Though meals are simple; they … Continue reading

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A Sunny Sunday Stroll

I enjoy September. Gone are the humid, hazy days of summer and temperatures are pleasant. Autumn is on the way and I love the changing of the leaves as they turn gold and crimson. I still wear white and pastels, … Continue reading

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