Boozhoo nindizhinikaaz Shula*

A friend from Pikangikum asked me to visit her 5 month grandchild currently in ICU at the children hospital here in Winnipeg. When I walked into the waiting room, three women from Pikangikum were quietly speaking to each other in Ojibwe. The tone of their voices and distinct facial features brought a longing, unexpected tears [...]

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Walter Mitty, flowers and goals.

  Those of you that have been following this blog since the beginning of time know that I appreciate flowers a lot 🙂 So it was a no brainer when I miraculously (there is no other way to describe such a sudden turn of events) found myself in a relationship four months ago that the [...]

Tall, Defiant, Regal.

The last time I saw these mountains was three years ago when I spent Christmas in Montana. They never get old for me. Seeing as Banff is a mere two hours away from where I stayed, it's only natural that we went to see the Rockies before heading back to Winnipeg. The trip was quick, but it [...]

Into the woods.

    Bracketing, were have you been all my life? A kind photographer in Red Lake, showed me how I can take two or three identical pictures, "stack" them in either Lightroom or Photoshop to make one photo that has the perfect composition. Most of these pictures were stacked. I hope next week I can [...]

Just keep swimming.

 If you have followed this blog for awhile, these girls must look familiar to you. My friendship with them began 3 years ago when I moved to Pikangikum. The desire to keep to myself in the first few weeks of arriving in a new place is very strong. Especially when I don't know anyone and [...]

My little pony

One of my highlights whilst visiting friends in Southern Ontario was watching my friends daughter at riding school. She is five years old and the youngest at the school but from what I saw (even though I don't know much about all things equestrian), she has incredible poise and confidence with Cassey her riding pony. [...]