Author Archives: Judy

Keji A

…or Kejimkujik Adjunct…or Boot Test #2…or Park Pass #2…or Today’s Costume: Even More Intrepid Hiker Actually Park Pass #2 is a bit of a misnomer as no pass is required to visit Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct. It is more than an hour’s drive from the main park and it is for day use only. Beware, the […]

Keji B

..or Kejimkujik Backcountry…or Boot Test #1…or Park Pass #1…or Today’s Costume: Intrepid Hiker The stars are beginning to align. Earlier this winter I received my Canada 150 National Park pass in the mail and not so long ago I got my new deeply discounted Keen Logan (black and periwinkle) hiking boots via eBay. Last Sunday the […]

Tool of the Week #4

….or In Praise of the Humble Coat Hanger I recently had to empty some closets. Clothing is much easier to stuff into bags without the hangers and so there grew quite a pile of them on the floor. More of a snarl than a pile. Really, is there nothing more of a convoluted complexity than […]

New Glass

…or Longing for the Peace of Granny’s Kitchen.   We didn’t spend a ton of time at my Grandmother’s house when she was still there because it required a boat and cooperative weather, but what time we did spend there is remembered as the best days of my life. That’s a big statement, I know. […]

North

….or We Spread Our Tiny Wings and Flew How, you might ask, did we know it was time to head north? Well the signs were all there: the lavender was harvested, It was exceptionally dry and the trails were too sandy to be fun for biking any more. Danged sand got in and on everything. […]

Tool of the Week #3

….or Meet My New Chicken Lifters. Once, a long time ago and far far away, while at work, I Googled “lifting techniques” to find some images for a presentation I was giving on how to use good body mechanics. Ha. I hit enter and the screen was flooded with thumbnail photos of boobs in all […]

Today’s Costume: Biker

…..NO, no, not that kind of biker!  Bicycler. Our area of Florida has some real nice biking trails; paved, no hills to speak of, not overly crowded. But my favourite trail is an unpaved seven mile loop through Crystal River State Park. I always see critters there – wild turkeys, wild hog, armadillos, raccoons. Thankfully […]

New Acrylic

….An Early Start On Easter. Last year I painted a pink lily from Lance’s garden. I wanted an orange one to go with it – I now like that one better and will revisit the pink lily to try and add a little more depth. Later. Maybe next year.   Is it wrong to love your palette scraps […]

Archaeological State Park Part III

…..or Moonlight Madness So I figured if I couldn’t sense the ghosts of the ancient precolumbian inhabitants of the Crystal River Archaeological State Park on any old random weekday, I was sure to be able to do so at their  “Moonlight Over the Mounds” tour. It was a perfect night for it on the night […]

Archaeological State Park Part II

…….Oh The Drama   A while back we drove up to look at the Mullet Hole as a possible place to put the kayak in for an afternoon paddle and later I saw that there was a 1. 7 mile bike trail (that’s 2.7 km) starting there and running out to the Crystal River estuary. […]