Kristy & Dave – A Family Affair

Most wedding stories start with “it was a warm, summer day …” but Kristy’s and Dave’s wedding day was HOT … a really HOT…. lovely, summer day. And we had a few last minute changes. Thankfully, though, everyone involved kept … Continue reading

Kennisha & Ben – If It’s Meant to Be …

It’s been a long stretch between weddings. Covid has played havoc with couples wanting to celebrate their marriages. But we’re starting to see some light and breath fresh air again and weddings are back on. Hurrah!!! Kennisha & Ben had … Continue reading

Spring At Home 2021

I love my back yard. It’s lush and green with bits of colour sprinkled all around it. Spring is a great time to just inhale the fresh, fragrant air and let it wash those winter cobwebs away. It’s been a … Continue reading

Cheyanne & Graeme – Something old, something new, something borrowed and something BLEW!

I wouldn’t have met Cheyanne & Graeme except for Covid.  They had to postpone their May wedding, due to the pandemic.  Luckily for them, their amazing caterers (RJ’S Catering & Event Planning) were able to open their beautiful, new venue … Continue reading

New Season


Spring has sprung, as they say.  And with it the garden is coming back to life.

And we’re all finding ourselves in a new way of living lately.  The usual routines are put on hold.  Some are worried we will lose some of what we have become attached to.  I hope it helps us to slow down and see what is in front of us.  To stop all the rushing and stand still for a bit.  Listen to the birds sing and watch the butterflies.  Catch sight of a dragonfly hovering over a puddle.

Maybe you will get to know your neighbour.  Open your eyes and see the people around you.  Check on them and make sure they are ok.  And make sure you are ok too.  Do something to keep you ok.  Read a good book.  Try some new recipes. Whatever good this season offers you, take it with open hands and be grateful for small gifts.

And let’s be real.  There will be some hard stuff.  Remember … you’re not alone in this.  Ask for help if you need it.

I hope what I found in my garden today makes you smile a little and gives you a bit of hope.




Barbara & Jeff – It Finally Happened!

It finally happened!! Barbara and Jeff got married! Barb is the bearded guy’s sister and so is mine as well.  As a family we’ve been waiting for a while to see these two become husband and wife.  Distance and circumstance … Continue reading

Coudersport Caravan

It was that time of year again.  Memorial Day.  And it wouldn’t be Memorial Day without a weekend in Coudersport on the bike.

This year the weather gods smiled on us and granted us sunshine and warmth.  The bearded guy even managed to get off early (thanks boss!) and we were able to drive in daylight.  A few of our group arrived early and set out on an afternoon ride.  Unfortunately, there was an incident which sent a couple of our merry band home before the weekend even really began.  That took the wind out of our sails for a bit the next morning, but after a few corners we got our mojo back and the ride on Saturday was one of the best ever.

The ride through the national forests and parks is so beautiful and tranquil.  Winding through the tree-lined roads, past streams and look-outs.  On this particular day, as we meandered … ok, more like careened … we were showered with delicate, yellow butterflies that fluttered down on us like confetti.  Aaaaaand …. sometimes splattered all over our visors.  In spite of the carnage those bright, sunny creatures made me smile.

A late lunch and we headed back to the Laurelwood for some socializing and sipping.  After a delicious dinner Paul was kind enough to gather the band and together we sang a few songs, struggled through one or two, and just had a blast.

Thanks, again, everybody, for a great time with fantastic people!  Here are a few pics from the “back seat”


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Aaaand … we’re off!

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Lunch break

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The remnants of the carnage ….

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The band

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No helmet … and SHORTS!

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Packin’ up

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Remember the haunted house from 2 years ago?  Well, apparently the ghosts have been evicted.  Can’t wait to see it all done.

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Home again.

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