The Shorebirds of Mary’s Point

Excerpt from Sanctuary: The Story of Naturalist Mary Majka by Deborah Carr The tide is on its ebb flow. At water’s edge, a woman lies on her back, arms outstretched, palms skyward, feet pointed to the sea. Mud pillows her head and shoulders as the water swirls around her, lifting strands of her hair, tickling &hellip Continue reading »

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Birds of a feather….

….fly together. It’s time to let your writing spirit take flight and spend time appreciating our great outdoors with other like-minded birds. Sussex Celebrates Nature event organizers have advised me that they are able to offer my June 2nd Write in Nature workshop free of charge. Yay! They have planned an entire day packed with &hellip Continue reading »

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For the love of trees

Trees have received top billing in our region this past week. When a developer hired tree cutters to begin cutting century old trees in a tranquil green space alongside one of Moncton’s heritage properties, people leaped into action. Quite literally. It started with one man, but word spread and soon other protesters had arrived to &hellip Continue reading »

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Under the Harvest Moon (Mondays, with gratitude #20)

Last year at this time, I was turning 50, getting ready to launch my first book in a beautiful old community hall, purchasing a gorgeous piece of coastal property, celebrating 22 glorious years with my Darlin’, and awaiting a visit from my first grandchild, who was only 2 months old. It was a big month. &hellip Continue reading »

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Tribute to booksellers & a giveaway

A TRIBUTE: Last week, I was giving a talk to a naturalist society in Wolfville, about 3 hours from home. I took my mom along for the trip, as the trip required an overnight, but more about that later. The next day, we girls sauntered along the Main Street, and there…in the front window of &hellip Continue reading »

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Who Inspires You?

Atlantic Canada’s BloomingWriter, Jodi Delong, published a wonderful review of my book, Sanctuary: The Story of Naturalist Mary Majka, on her blog this morning. (Thank you, Jodi!) It’s difficult to express the joy (and fear) of throwing your carefully crafted words out there in the public domain, then hearing how they touched a chord for &hellip Continue reading »

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How is it with your Soul?

“The soul is like a wild animal – tough, resilient, savvy, self-sufficient. It knows how to survive in hard places. But it is also shy. Just like a wild animal, it seeks safety in the dense underbrush. If we want to see a wild animal, we know that the last thing we should do is &hellip Continue reading »

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Everyone needs a little play time

As everyone is rushing about, attending to Christmas, this spirited little elk has a lesson to teach…when the opportunity presents itself, always take time to play. I know there have been times when I wanted nothing more than to dance in the puddles… I’m also taking time to play these days…and very excited (somewhat awed, &hellip Continue reading »

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