Losing yourself in doodle art and playing with acrylics, even when you don’t know what you’re doing, to wipe away the stress of the week you’ve wrapped up.
A drink on the patio with good friends to toast the start of summer…well the almost start of summer.
…a brown dog that greets you at the door each day with just as much excitement as the first time you met.
…a brown dog that forces you to take a walk in nature no matter how bad your day has been.
Watching tulips bloom in spring.
We live along a lovely ravine, but sadly there are parts littered with garbage. So, this past Saturday, Bruce and I pulled on some gloves and headed out to clean-up the South East Corner of the Etobicoke Creek just under the bridge on Burnhamthorpe Road. We spent about 90 minutes and pulled out close to two and a half bags of litter from the area. To say we did our part for nature would be ridiculous, because there was still garbage to be gathered from the area just beyond the one we had cleaned.
To be honest, I was disheartened by the end of the clean-up. I left feeling a little depressed that the people who dropped their litter will only be back to unthinkingly repopulate the recently cleaned area with their trash.
A fool’s errand?