Once-vibrant colours are fast fading to shades of deep brown, ash grey. Stems bow. Leaves curl and crackle in the wind.
It is autumn here in Assiniboine Park’s English Garden. It’s a favourite destination, the turning point of a good walk that sees me—several times a week—leaving my Wolseley home, skirting the south bank of the Assiniboine River on riverside trails, emerging at the English Garden and the adjacent Leo Mol Sculpture Garden before returning home along the north bank of the river, through a chain of parks, across creeks, down residential streets. (more…)
Gail proudly showing off the two-page spread about Navigating Hope.
It’s been a good Saturday morning for Gail and me.
We opened the Winnipeg Free Press (Saturday, October 13, 2018) over coffee and toast, flipped to the 49.8° (Altitude At Latitude) section, pages F7-8 to find a two-page spread with photos from our Navigating Hope project. Kittie Wong from the Winnipeg Free Press did a wonderful write-up of our project and Free Press photographer Phil Hossack took a great family photo (Gail, me and our greyhound, Styxx).
For 10 weeks now David has been marking, in pictures, our way through active treatment for my breast cancer. There has been a seemingly endless parade of appointments and procedures during what we have come to term (borrowing from Fidel Castro) the “Special Period”.
We are fortunate. Throughout treatment, we have been able to walk between our home and CancerCare Manitoba – 50 minutes each way along the leafy residential streets of central Winnipeg.
Active treatment ended last week with my ringing a bell. (more…)