riverside sunset

riverside sunset

Yesterday J. and I went over to Collingwood for the day. On the way home, we stopped at the Edenvale Conservation Area and watched as the setting sun turned the Nottawasaga River into a lovely portrait of the identical world.
A Taste of Downtown Collingwood

A Taste of Downtown Collingwood

Shredded pork and pickled onion on a homemade tortilla might not sound like much but the succulent treat made my favourites list during today’s tastings at several restaurants in Collingwood, Ontario. A traditional dish from the Yucatan, the tiny tapa was served...
What’s Up This Weekend

What’s Up This Weekend

I love a good scare. When I was a kid my parents went to town designing a haunted house for my first Hallowe’en party. They brought my blindfolded friends through our pitch-black storage/wood room, guiding their hands into bowls of cold, cooked spaghetti...
Monday’s Mini Road Trip

Monday’s Mini Road Trip

The world is so beautiful right now. The trees are just beginning to burn with autumn colour and some of the fields are the same shade as creamed honey. Today I was lucky enough to get out on the road and spend some time soaking in the early oranges and ambers. It...
A Hometown Hero’s Threatened Home

A Hometown Hero’s Threatened Home

In the town that Honda built, it isn’t surprising to see a modern subdivision just off the main street. But drive a bit further north on this rural road in Alliston, Ontario and the whole place takes a turn into another century. The road becomes gravel, the...

under the veil

The MacLaren Art Centre, a gallery in Barrie, is hosting a fantastic exhibit that J. and I saw today. Called Enduring Women: Veils of Secrecy it came to being when southwestern Ontario artists Gerald Pedros and Sylvia Curtis-Norcross “challenged one another to...