Tag Archives: nature

November.

If you were around the Internet much last month, you were probably slammed with October love. Everyone was loving on not just fall as a season, but October as the embodiment of that season. Everyone suddenly started quoting Anne of Green … Continue reading

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“I’m a little drunk on you and high on summertime.”

Dear Summer, It’s official: I am addicted to you. I mean, I hate that our Founding Fathers built my current home in a swamp, because when you roll around this swampy city can be pretty unbearably hot and muggy. And … Continue reading

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Black and White Banff

I love a good black and white photo. Don’t misunderstand me — I LOVE color. But I think that is just because I love drama, which can be created through dramatic color, or dramatic line and shape. This is kind … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Part II: Canadian Color

I have said it before, but I love color. That sentence is not strong enough for how I really feel. I’m like Winston Churchill – I show total prejudice against the dull colors and flock to the bold and bright. … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Part I: “We are mountain people.”

A lot of thought went in to where to go for our honeymoon. James planned it, but we first spent some time just googling and talking together about where we wanted to go. Like most honeymooners, we initially thought of … Continue reading

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Between the sky and water

I had lots of lofty ambitions for this week, one of which was a nice long post with tales from Banff…. but that didn’t happen. Instead, this week has been lots of Craigslist searching, returns, and cleaning, culminating in a … Continue reading

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Scenes from Several Sunsets

“Tout crépuscule est double, aurore et soir. Cette formidable chrysalide qu’on appelle l’univers tressaille éternellement de sentir à la fois agoniser la chenille et s’éveiller le papillon.”  “Every sunset is twofold, dawn and dusk. This formidable chrysalis that we call … Continue reading

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Wild ponies + S’mores – Good weather = Camping

Two weeks ago I went camping at the beach with wild ponies and ate s’mores for every meal. I have been waiting my whole life to type that phrase. The past 2 weeks have been consumed with paper writing and … Continue reading

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Kiss the Earth

My students are currently memorizing French romantic poetry.   To prepare them for this quarter, I spent a class period discussing what defines the French Romantic movement.  One of my colleagues teaches English, and she has the best description to differentiate … Continue reading

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