Happy SUMMER Everyone !
YEAH my favourite time of year has arrived
and I'm sooo happy to be able to sit out on my back deck having my
morning coffee and listening to the birds. Our spring was a bit
late this year so I seem to have spring flowers blooming along
with summer ones. I had some interesting birds drop by this spring
such as a summer tanager which is a small red bird that reminds me
of a cardinal but not as big. There were also some indigo buntings
which I first thought were bluebirds and some grosbeaks which I
don't see very often. As usual its great to have my hummingbirds
return and the baltimore orioles who have figured out how to get
food out of the Hummingbird feeder...entertaining to watch. The ducks have left the pond now
and are busy training their younguns. Speaking of younguns, my new
Mrs. Raccy had hers late, in June as a matter of fact. Raccoons
usually have their young in February/March. I also have a new
Bambi running around. He is also very entertaining as he loves to
run back and forth across the back lawn at full speed...mamma has
a hard time keeping up. All in all Poplars is thriving.
Musically speaking my new duo "The Honey's"
has had a great start. We had a fabulous first performance at
Acoustic Spotlight in London ,ON where the audience was very
appreciative. Then in May we did two performances for the
acclaimed SpringWorks Festival in Stratford, ON and in June we
performed at the renowned Purple Hill Country Music Hall in
Thorndale ,ON. We are really looking forward to performing at The
Canterbury Folk Festival in July, one of our favourite festivals.
In August we will be putting together a performance video and in
September we will be on holidays. October will see us back in
London, ON at the London Music Club. November will see me
performing the role of June Carter in The Legend In Black Show in
Conestogo, ON and finally in December The Honey's will be doing a
Christmas show for a woman's group in Stratford, ON. For details
on any of these shows all you have to do is visit the Appearances
page on this site.
Well that's all for now and I hope all of
you will have a fun filled SUMMER !
The short indie film that I acted in
in May 2014 has been released and if you would like to see it
all you have to do is click on the link below which will take you
This film is about a terminally ill older woman who has decided
she wants to end her life on her terms and so she has asked her
estranged daughter to help her do this. This film is only ten
minutes long but is a very powerful piece about assisted dying
which is a hot topic today in Canada.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
" Earth and sky,
woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountains and the sea, are
excellent schoolmasters, and teach us more than we can ever learn