Enjoying the Long Weekend

I can’t believe that we are in the last month of summer so soon.

Already we have moved on from the uncomfortable hot days of July to the cool evenings of August.

This is my favourite time of the summer.  Not only because I was married in August, but also because I love the coolness that sweeps in, allowing me to relish the crispness of the evenings while snuggled next to the Dreamboat.

And on top of that is the realization that another holiday weekend has arrived.

Which means…[cue the bells and whistles]…camping! Continue reading

Those Amazing Trees

If you thought this summer was hot, sticky and are hoping that next year the weather is just a little more balanced, then you might want to think about one of the most natural air coolants out there:

The tree.

Simply put, if we had more of them left, we would have more opportunities to experience their amazing powers of cooling and shading.

Think I’m exaggerating?  Well here are a few interesting facts about trees that I learned from the David Suzuki Foundation email newsletter this week: