Spectacles

We were driving home past Québec City on a gusty day in April, having been happily storm-stayed in Montréal, when the sky was filled with geese by the thousands—beautiful white…

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Sites of Spring

The big snowmelt has come and gone, and freshets have been replaced by puddles and more puddles. If you’re thinking about moving to the Island, visit now. My partner recalls…

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Winter visitors

It’s still light out at suppertime! It’s almost the Vernal Equinox! Time to get out the potting soil, cut down some mandarin orange boxes, and start the peppers.  Our usual…

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Morning walk

A sparkling morning, one of the shortest days of the year, sun low over the Strait, long blue shadows. Walking down to the Cove I turn to the woman beside…

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Making memories

For adults, December is the month of nostalgia, turning back the clock, reaching inwards and dusting off a whole lifetime of memories happy and sad. When I hang that blue…

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Autumn

Hundreds of geese flying overhead, loose and loud, not too concerned about V formations, healthy, independent, on their way here and there, a joy and a miracle, black wings a…

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Our little school

In September we celebrated the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Cove School—the 203rd anniversary, to be exact. How many institutions have existed on Prince Edward Island since 1820?…

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It’s all ours

Vacationers reluctantly leave the Cove to face the realities of life elsewhere, perhaps in another province or another country, or just in Charlottetown. Farewell! Meanwhile, the Cove belongs to us. …

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One day at a time

The tide clock indicates low tide so we think we’ll walk across the Cove. But morning low tides aren’t particularly low, and by the time we get to the shore…

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Hoopla

There will be a certain amount of hoopla going on this summer. 2023 is Prince Edward Island’s sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary of marriage to the Dominion of Canada, and since 150…

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