Welcome to my blog. Here I have tried to capture the adventures of our little family and the trials and tribulations of our never ending garden project(s). Take a look around and leave a comment if you wish. Thanks for stopping by. Jer.



Wow! We got blasted with a winter storm last night like I haven't seen in a long time. Some news stations are reporting about 60cm has fallen. The city is almost totally shut down - no buses, schools and most businesses are closed.

They are saying that it is the worst storm here in nearly 30 years!

We are all dug out now that it is the afternoon and the city is coming back to life.

There is also a picture of our parking lot at work. Somebody left their car overnight and it got buried!


Oh, the humanity!!

Liv learns the hard way that Ben's bike is not meant for off-roading.

Slip slidin' away...

Almost to the top

Daddy Daycare

Today the babysitter was sick so I got to stay home with the kids. It was a beautiful sunny day and unusually warm for November (14ยบ C!!) So we decided to go to the park and then on to Timmy's for a snack.
Of course Ben got tired of pedaling his bike so I had to push Liv in the stroller, carry his bike and hold his hand all the way back...needless to say it was nap time for everyone when we got home.


The last soldiers of summer...

Maple leaves on the path

I love the contrast of the deep red japanese maple leaves against the light pebbles on our front path.

More autumn colour...

Today started out as a beautiful sunny November Saturday...then the clouds overtook the sun and it turned c-c-c-c-cold. Well at least it's not raining or snowing. The pictures today are of the seed heads on our Miscanthus floridulus 'Giganteus' (Giant Chinese Silver Grass). This year it got about 10 feet tall. The other photo is of the hydrangea by the kid's playset.


In the name of "science"

Despite the pre teen antics shown in this video, I actually am 30 years old..


This was a great day at work!

Autumn colours...

We haven't had a very nice fall this year...a lot of rain. I had meant to get out to take more pictures of the plants in the yard in their fall colours but after the two weeks of steady rain there aren't many leaves left...so this is what I managed to capture today while the sun peeked out.

The top picture is a flowering cabbage. The photo below shows the brilliant red leaves of our first japanese maple (Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Inaba Shidare') that we purchased this year.


Getting a better look

We purchased a digital camera last year and we are just getting accustomed to it but I have to say, this is one of my favourite photos that I have ever taken...

Mom and the kidders...

Serious Liv...

Big brother must know...

The good ones are up high

Coming out...

Going in...

A couple of weeks ago we went to a local orchard that offers a great time for the whole family. There are train rides through the orchard, a giant sand pit for the kids and best of all - great apples!


Hello all,

This is my very first entry in my very first blog. I will be adding a lot more info shortly. Thanks for stopping by!