Pumpkin Spice

August is not yet over while I write this, but the light outside is changing. A few leaves are preparing for their fall showing by displaying a few reds and oranges here and there. It always seems too early for these changes to happen, but the changes do warn us that winter is coming and we need time to prepare, both mentally and physically.

We have about six months of winter in Thunder Bay, Ontario, where I live. Snow begins falling and sticking in November and tells us goodbye in late April.

This morning is chilly, probably because the sky is overcast with forest fire smoke. Yet the chill ge...

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