Montreal Nature (formerly Ottawa Nature

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Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

I grew up in Ontario and Nunavut, and went to university in New Brunswick. For two years I lived in Ottawa, on the green belt. While I was there I wrote about nature. Then I moved to Montreal and I wrote nothing for a year. We've got nature here too, so I'm going to write about it.

Friday, September 04, 2009


It's september now, as the obeservant will already have noted. It feels like summer today, but I can see the season's change coming on. I can see leaves that aren't actually turning yet, but are certainly thinking about it. Sometimes theres a bit of a chill in the air, a bit of a...change in the wind.

I like autumn. Autumn is a season that fills me with hope. The flowers die, it's true, and birds start flying south, but there's nothing like autumn chill to put me in good spirits. Every morning i wake up one day closer to getting my old barn jacket out of the closet and going for a walk through fallen leaves. Every day I'm that much closer to bringing in my plants for the winter, and to wearing my wool socks. Soon there will be pumpkins at the stores...maybe this year I'll buy one or two, boil them up and puree them and make some preserves. I always mean to. Who knows...maybe this will be the year.