A Christmas Message to all our Friends

Christmas 2022 ... We focus on the mid-winter turning of the year at the solstice for a mid-winter celebration, but to that end we are more than happy to corral the traditions of Christmas and any other jolly festivities that circle around the globe a few days sooner or later. After all they [...]

2022-12-25T08:32:32-05:00Sunday, December 25, 2022|Baie-D'Urfe, christmas, winter|

Welcome Yule – Winter Solstice

Today is the Winter Solstice ... From this day onwards the daylight hours will start to lengthen and we can know that spring is coming, even if not quite yet. We celebrate Christmas along with everyone else as we have done for seven decades and more, but this is the day that [...]

2022-12-21T10:36:21-05:00Wednesday, December 21, 2022|christmas, light, winter, World|

A Pretty Nice Little Town

A Pretty Nice Little Town Baie-D'Urfé is a pretty nice little town to spend time in. This evening the Citizens' Association coordinated a switching on of the lights event focused on a gorgeous Winter Tree set up in the Fritz Park bandstand. In the past week several of our neighbouring towns have [...]

2022-12-04T18:38:11-05:00Sunday, December 4, 2022|Baie-D'Urfe, christmas, winter|

The Journal – 9 December 2019

“December, in my memory, is white as Lapland, though there were no reindeers. But there were cats.” – Dylan Thomas, A Child’s Christmas in Wales That sounds all very nice, were DT not to have spoiled the image by then going on to write “Patient, cold and callous, our hands wrapped in socks, we [...]

2018-12-09T11:38:11-05:00Sunday, December 9, 2018|christmas, commentary|

Merry Christmas … from the Garden People to the Garden People

You will be receiving this on Christmas Eve … whether you pause to read it immediately is another matter but whether you do or not Jean and I wish you all, gardeners, wildlife gardeners or just occasional visitors, all the best for Christmas and the days and months that follow. Apart from one faithful [...]

2017-12-24T13:14:07-05:00Saturday, December 23, 2017|baie d'urfe, Baie-D'Urfe, Birding, birds, christmas, Garden, Gardening, winter|

Shrubs for Mid-Winter

A Seasonal Service for our Friends That title is perhaps not entirely honest as the shrubs in question are not quite what you were expecting if you come here for gardening news. However, the Winter Solstice approaches, followed by Christmas and the New Year with all the jollifications those three dates imply … and [...]

2017-12-10T12:37:39-05:00Monday, December 4, 2017|christmas, Food, recipe|

Chickadee Wrangling Workshop

Every December the "Friends of the Morgan Arboretum" hold what is loosely known as a Winter Solstice celebration, mostly intended for short people and their parents. There are games, seasonal films, craft workshops, hot chocolate and cookies and a guided walk (led by the good folk from the Sparroworks) to see if the Chickadees will [...]

2013-12-15T16:34:36-05:00Sunday, December 15, 2013|arboretum, birds, christmas, wildlife, winter|
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