Category Archives: Places and Spaces

Early Autumn in the Cascade Mountains

Back in September, I spent a few days in the north Cascade Mountains.  While I live in a province of mountains, I had never been to this region before.  Fall comes early in the mountains, and the leaves of the aspens … Continue reading

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Exploring the Essence of Place

Last weekend we went hiking in a nearby provincial park, a place I’d never been before (except briefly in the winter).  The trail meanders for a while along the lakeshore, where the underbrush is shrubbier and denser and thick moss carpets … Continue reading

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And Through the Mountains

As last month’s trip to the prairies drew to a close, we turned westwards.  The prairies began to be replaced by forests of aspen, pine, spruce, and tamarack – a small corner of the boreal forest that covers most of the northernmost … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Prairies

The prairies seem almost like an alien landscape to me.  Back at home, I’m used to forests of towering trees, rounded tree-covered hills breaking up the horizon, and, in the distance, the sight of larger jagged, snow-capped peaks rising above … Continue reading

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Snowshoeing in the Snowy Woods

Last Thursday we went out snowshoeing for the first time this winter.  We went to a local mountain that is only a ten minute drive from our house.  The snow was deep, and the trees were covered as well, their … Continue reading

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