Winter in Saskatchewan…it’s something. Actually, it’s a lot of things. It’s long. It’s cold. It’s dark. It’s icey. There’s a lot to deal with. This is maybe my eighth winter up here. I finally have just about everything I need: good socks (Darn Tough), a 4X4 with Winter tires (essential, for me), appropriate winter coatsContinue reading “Winter”
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I’m less emotional now. I don’t know if it’s from reduced hormones in my body, a less stressful environment, age or my psych meds. Very likely it’s a combination of all of the above, and I’m thankful. Years of a mind and soul in turmoil are like a memory of a memory now, like theContinue reading “And, Pivot”
Aggressive driving is not new to me, but I was unprepared for what I experienced near Montreal…
Winter Camping: The Hike
Like most camping trips, winter camping can have peripheral activities. There’s ice fishing, and cross country skiing and snow shoeing. We opted for the latter. I’d been snowshoeing a few times before. It requires the use of different muscle groups, that can be awkward for the less experienced. Poles are definitely required, for me. WeContinue reading “Winter Camping: The Hike”
Winter Camping: Morning
The memory of the fire from the previous night motivated me enough to get up to build another.
Winter Camping Nights
Eventually you pull yourself away, with an illusion of comfort from the fire’s heat, and head to bed.
Winter Camping: It’s a thing…
Had I been on my own, I wouldn’t have lasted the night.
Reentry To The Beginning
One of our basic needs is the need for security. COVID attacks that need in so many ways.
Winter in Saskatchewan is a marathon. It requires preparation, a fair bit of strength and endurance. For a minute or more, it almost seemed like it wasn’t going to happen. We were already in November, but still able to have outdoor gatherings. The Maple Beetles seemed to be on a neverending proliferation cycle. And then,Continue reading “Winter Begins”