Life in a big city brings out the lilac lust in me

I am breathing a sigh of relief. The season of my temptation is nearly done and I leave it with almost a clear conscience. I have pinched but one wee lilac blossom. Sadly, as is the case with most crimes and misdemeanors, my petty thievery did little to assuage my obsession. While I only broke … Continue reading Life in a big city brings out the lilac lust in me

A trillium welcome to you, too

This past weekend, somewhere between Cambridge and Paris, a trillium waved a white-gloved hand in my direction. And yes, it caught my attention. I’ve likely caught yours, too, tossing off place names that conjure up images of old stone and ivied walls, of cobbled streets and majestic arches. Before you begin hearing the swish of … Continue reading A trillium welcome to you, too

Life in a fog isn’t such a bad state of mind

The sunrise is showing itself off as a gauzy, scarlet sash today. It weaves around the bend in the shoreline, stretches behind the CN Tower and the high-rises of the city skyline, then dips into the hazy blue water of Lake Ontario. I sip my coffee, appreciating the view from my balcony window, even though … Continue reading Life in a fog isn’t such a bad state of mind