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Winter is my country (but then there's March) ~ Part two

Winter is my country (but then there's March) ~ Part two

By the end of February I was feeling a whole lotta cranky. And then it came to me, while I was out in the woods for Laurent's birthday. I needed a solo backcountry ski trip in March.

A refuge in the Laurentians

A refuge in the Laurentians

This sense of possibility, this large swath of low-rise mountains just to our north full of trails that go over over peaks and through valleys, by lakes, rivers and waterfalls, with places to stay along the way (summer camping and winter cabins) has infused me with a sense of hope that I might be able to call southern Quebec home for the next decade of my life, maybe longer.

Under the Arbor

Under the Arbor

A grapevine grows in our neighbor's yard. And it has a story of family and love, and loss and new beginnings.

Speaking at a homeschool conference

Speaking at a homeschool conference

I'm speaking at a local homeschool conference. No one is as surprised about this as I am.

Skating in Montreal

Skating in Montreal

It's been about 10 years since I've been on skates but I have a childhood bank of muscle memory and experience to drawn on, it's coming back to me slowly.

At the market

At the market

It is completely possible in Montreal to eat a wide variety of exclusively Quebec grown produce through the summer months.

Summer Stories ~ Bixi

Summer Stories ~ Bixi

One of the things I love about Montreal is how bike-friendly the city is. Designated bike lanes abound and you don't even have to own a bike, you can subscribe to the bike sharing service called Bixi.