Nova Scotia


Christmas Stories: Celebrations

Christmas Stories: Celebrations

It was an eight day trip: two very full driving days and six days with family. My brother's family, my parents, and our family - the Toews/Tougas clan were all together for a few days.

Christmas Stories: Sanctuary

Christmas Stories: Sanctuary

The physical space that my parents have christened Sanctuary is the outward expression of their hearts.

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Each Christmas, though my body is in one place, my heart is in many places, specifically in all the places I've celebrated Christmas through the years, and with family spread across the country; western Canada, New England, Quebec, and the Maritimes.

A time of new beginnings

A time of new beginnings

This is the Easter story. When your heart aches with the loss of what has ended, Easter is the hope of not just a new chapter, but a brand new book.

For Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving

Singing together old church choruses, with the rich alto harmonies and male tenor I've known since the womb, is like coming home for me.

Gone Backpacking (and then we'll party)

Gone Backpacking (and then we'll party)

Off for a little Thanksgiving weekend adventure.

Nova Scotia Wrap Up

Nova Scotia Wrap Up

These were going to be last weekend's The View Around Here. But there was too many to whittle down, and I wanted to post the sailing photos. So, here I am, left with a bunch of great photos I am compelled to post with no real reason to do so ...