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Lakefront Sunset and People Watching: St Malo Provincial Park, Mantoba

I love camping. I grew up rurally in Prince Edward Island, Canada. While I’m definitely a city mouse, I miss the stars and the slower way of life. Your biggest activity of the day is making meals, walking to the beach, and preparing for rain. A way to uncharge and reconnect with each other, and […]

Cochineal Clouds: Natural Dye Dreaming

Two centuries ago no one could have imagined that something as valuable as cochineal, ranked alongside gold and silver as one of the great treasures of the Spanish empire, would eventually be forgotten,” explains historian Amy Butler Greenfield, author of A Perfect Red.  (source) When people think about natural dyes, they imagine dull sad brown colours that […]