Author Archives: DohNa

About DohNa

I enjoy curling up with a good book, I write poetry from the heart, I am passionate about gardening, I am an avid golfer and I love riding on the back of my husband's Harley-Davidson.

Everything old is new again….or should be!

  This is true in regards to fashion, décor, furniture and even television programs. If only we used the same concept for what we eat. Our forefathers, or perhaps I should say ‘foremothers’, had the knowledge needed to keep her … Continue reading

Posted in Choices, Diet, Family, Food, Health Care | 2 Comments

Dealing with aging…..or revelling in it!

As I get older, I realize that this is a natural progression, from infant to youth, to adult, to elderly.  There is nothing I can do to stop the cycle…well there is, but the alternative is not attractive. I prefer … Continue reading

Posted in Feelings, Reflections & Personal Perspectives, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Going Squirrely

Here it is March and we are still waiting for some sign that spring is going to arrive before the month of June.  This winter has been long, with more than the normal amount of snow as well as colder … Continue reading

Posted in Mother Nature | 3 Comments

Perserverance, dedication, or just plain stubborness……is there really a difference?

We have a staghorn sumac at the side of our house.  When we purchased the property it was so overgrown that it completely covered the bathroom window.  On a sunny afternoon I attacked this bush/tree with my pruners to discover … Continue reading

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Remember When…….?

I was doing some de-cluttering in our basement this morning and found an old friend.  I am sure my three older sisters will recognize her immediately.  She needs a good scrubbing and perhaps some new duds, but she is still … Continue reading

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Winter Snow, Wiarton Willie, Sandy beaches, Retirement and Spring

Here it is almost the middle of February. If we put any faith in the predicting rodents from February 2nd, spring is just around the corner. I find this encouraging and it gives me hope that we can survive the … Continue reading

Posted in Feelings, Reflections & Personal Perspectives, Mother Nature | 2 Comments

All That’s Old is New Again

As we walked through the most recent acquisition to our small town, our Flea Market, I marvelled at the abundance of items that I remember from my childhood. Of course there were the usual vendors selling novels, china, knick knacks, and … Continue reading

Posted in Recycling, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

A Lesson Learned

This has been a particularly hot, dry summer which resulted in us spending most of our time at our trailer. When we did make it home to do laundry, or collect mail I didn’t pay too much attention to the … Continue reading

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Sights and Smells From the Past

Gerbie and I had the opportunity to attend a Mennonite auction last weekend.  It was a fantastic step back in time.  Because of their beliefs, I hesitated taking photos of the people themselves but managed to get a few that … Continue reading

Posted in Feelings, Reflections & Personal Perspectives, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Gardening …….a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow!

The air has that scent of spring. You know, that damp, musty smell of dirt waiting, wanting to be turned and handled. Garden gloves in hand,  boots at the ready, I delve in with gusto.  This is one of my passions … Continue reading

Posted in Our Natural World | 1 Comment