Showing posts from October, 2014

Show Us Your Hands! Logo Contest

Unite and Inspire.  These concepts are key components of the mission of Show Us Your Hands!. We aim to unite and inspire the inflammatory arthritis community through creative programs that focus on what our hands can do. We're planning some exciting changes and want to involve you in the process! We invite our lovely followers to create a new logo for Show Us Your Hands! that captures the essence of who we are and what we do. The winning design will be used as the official logo of Show Us Your Hands! and the designer will be displayed on our new website, currently in development. If you’re interested in submitting a design, it’s important that you read the official rules (see below). Send your submission to and post it on the Show Us Your Hands! Facebook Page by November 14, 2014 at 11:50 PM ET. It’s important to do both . NOTE: DEADLINE EXTENDED: submit by Monday, November 24, 2014, AT 11:59 pm ET.   We can’t wait to see what you creat

A Walk on the Ptui: Bugs and Weeds

The trees are getting desperate, hanging onto their leaves as long as they can. It's becoming harder and harder not to face the fact that Fall is here. So I thought we all could use some help in maintaining the delusion that October is just a particularly colourful part of summer. What better way than to wander through a semi-wilderness on a warm summer day?). Off to the Ptui (a.k.a. Leslie Street Spit) we go. You may remember my first trip to the in May. The landscape was beautiful and since the park is a migration stop, we saw an incredible variety of birds . In the late summer, The Boy and I decided to go back to see if we could expand our list of Birds We Have Seen. Okay, I'm the only one maintaining such a list, but I'm doing it for both of us. Really! At the end of summer, the Ptui was an overgrown wilderness with a path. We weren't the only ones on it — an awful lot of people had decided that it was a perfect time for a bike ride (click on the photos to see