wild spaces

New Brunswick’s wild places: Mount Carleton

Blissful days of rest and lazy drifting at Mount Carleton Provincial Park have left me grateful for those who dream. In 1883, Edward Jack, a provincial surveyor, dreamed of preserving a piece of the Appalachian Mountain Range to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Loyalist landing in New Brunswick. His vision only became reality in &hellip Continue reading »

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Protecting hearth and home

Something I love is being threatened. My ancestors were among the first to settle this land. I am at home here and when I walk these crisped leaf-laden paths, the souls of my feet grind the skins of these trees into soil that’s alive with my heritage. Strength and fortitude has nourished this soil, these &hellip Continue reading »

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Pass the feather, please

“Storytelling is the most ancient form of education. It is about the remembering, making, and sharing of images that bind together time, nature and people. Stories, like the sacred plants, are medicine and food come from the Earth. They remind us that we do not stand alone.  Through them, we live in the body of &hellip Continue reading »

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Patriotic love

It’s been a while. Between assimilating my Haiti trip, getting caught up on work, making presentations and workshops, and enjoying a stupendous vacation in the most beautiful province of Newfoundland, my hours have not been empty. But today is a day for relaxation and enjoyment. This morning, I have the house to myself, the sun &hellip Continue reading »

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Going Deep

A few weeks ago, my husband and I went exploring the farm property I purchased a year ago to celebrate my 50th birthday. It is a combination of marsh, field and forest situated on a sunny mountain slope overlooking the bay and the eastern boundary is a small creek at the bottom of a gorge. &hellip Continue reading »

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For the love of trees

Trees have received top billing in our region this past week. When a developer hired tree cutters to begin cutting century old trees in a tranquil green space alongside one of Moncton’s heritage properties, people leaped into action. Quite literally. It started with one man, but word spread and soon other protesters had arrived to &hellip Continue reading »

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Write in Nature & Write Green, Make Green Workshops

I’m collaborating with local authors Trudy Kelly Forsythe and Carmel Vivier to deliver two fabulous nature writing workshops at the lovely Bamara Inn in Hampton, NB on September 24th. Take your pick! My workshop (Write in Nature) is for those who want to learn more about how to write about nature, how to incorporate nature &hellip Continue reading »

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Coyote…Cunning or Creative?

I had a strange visitor last week.  I was sitting on my deck one still, warm morning, wrestling with some thoughts, jotting notes, when something made me lift my head. Not a noise, not a movement, but a knowing.  A nudge. Look at me. I was looking up into the trees, when a movement below &hellip Continue reading »

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