poetry and prose about place

winter reading

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Today in New Brunswick, it’s just a little colder than yesterday. Leaves are falling from the trees and there are lots of bare branches against the blue sky. Yesterday I switched our thermostats to auto mode. And yesterday we stopped at a roadside stand to buy a small store of pickles and jams for winter eating.




My pile of winter reading is also growing. I am looking forward to days by the fire reading many of our New Brunswick authors.


I can add to your winter reading pile in a couple of ways:



A chance to win a copy (paperback, postage-paid) of my upcoming book ‘in the shelter of the covered bridge’ (Chapel Street Editions). This book includes 73 of my poems about plants and animals living in the vicinity of 35 of our covered bridges in New Brunswick.  The book also includes 21 of my drawings of bridges and wild life. To enter for the draw, just leave a comment on any of my blog posts at or the Facebook posting. one entry per person per post.


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Get a free copy of the Kindle version of the third book in my science fiction Meniscus Series from October 22 to October 25, 2017. Meniscus: Winter by the Waterclimb’ will tell you everything you need to know about how to survive winter on an alien planet!!! Although the book is part of a series, it is also ‘stand-alone’. To get a free copy of the ebook, just click here.


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Enjoy your day!


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  1. Hi jane, the picture of that snow.! I cannot wait for it here in nova scotia. Winter is my favorite season of all.
    I am catching up with this site. I laughed my head off after reading about you and hubby waiting in line for your son’s birthday present. Good for you guys.! I would have loved to have seen Michael’s face when you gave that to him. One lucky family you have jane. OK,,,i am off to read more. Have a good one. 20 degrees it is supposed to be today here in N.S. Patsi.

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    October 23, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    • Hi Patsi. Great to hear from you. Yes, waiting in line for the game was quite an adventure! And Mike is always appreciative.


      jane tims

      October 24, 2017 at 3:03 pm

  2. Hi Jane! It’s still warm here so it was nice to see the snow in your first picture. Nice and cooling. 🙂 I am looking forward to winter, and having more time for things like reading and relaxing.

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    October 21, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    • No snow here yet, although my husband wishes it would arrive soon ( he does snow plowing)


      jane tims

      October 22, 2017 at 11:33 am

  3. Sounds cozy! Our weather keeps flip floping from cool to hot. It’s hard to know what to put the thermostat on.

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    October 21, 2017 at 9:10 pm

  4. Hello Jane – enjoy everything you write about! I especially enjoyed hearing about your road trip to find where Thornton W. Burgess spent time in New Brunswick. This author is very special to me as my father read “The Adventures of…” series of his books to me at bedtime on the weekends, stories about common everyday animals who led exciting and adventurous lives. I hadn’t known this about him until your post. Thank you

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    Barbara Beazley

    October 21, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    • Hi Barbara! Great to hear from you. I think the Burgess stories were a part of the upbringing of Canadian kids. Glad you are entered in the draw!


      jane tims

      October 21, 2017 at 7:22 pm

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