Fall is Coming

Fall has arrived on our doorstep, suddenly and sharply. That seems to happen, here -- one day it's hot, sweaty summer, and the next, we're pulling out our extra layers from the depths of the hall closet and though there are still a few sunny days scattered throughout September and October, the leaves change colour overnight and we never step...

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Signs of Summer

I know summer doesn't officially start for another month, but it seems like around here, as soon as temperatures stop dropping below zero at night we call it summer anyway. We just passed the Victoria Day long weekend which is the traditional kickoff to warm weather, and I've definitely noticed the shift in the last week or two.

I'll be...

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The Dog Days are Over

I actually had no idea what dog days were until this year, when I finally looked up the phrase. I've heard it used in two different ways -- the tail end of summer, when everything is wrapping up, or the hottest, laziest days. Either way, for us, they're over. We're in a heat wave right now, a final blast of warm weather, but past experience...

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Checking In

It's August! August! How is that possible? Soon it'll be Labour Day and we'll be on a mini-vacation to Toronto for a wedding, and it'll be fall, and Halloween, and... the year will just slip away. I still don't understand how summer can go by instantaneously but winter drags on for all eternity. A matter of attitude, I suppose.

So, it's...

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