How a need to have things done properly inspired Kay Wheaton to sell decorator tins from her dining room. The problem was, her two middle kids needed braces. The cost-nearly $7,000-was enough to momentarily erase the sun from Kay Wheaton's pleasant face. It was 1989, and her name wasn't yet...Read more
I have always loved the sea in all its moods. My love of lighthouses came a bit later, settled into my bones, and still lives in my heart.
I married Ingram Wolfe when he was 22 and I was 15. A year later, in 1961, we moved with our daughter,...Read more
Human beings are so short-sighted, it's wondrous we've muddled along on this planet with such a high rate of evolutionary success. When it comes to energy consumption, the western world as a whole continues to indulge its gluttonous habits despite the consequences—and as individual homeowners many of us are no...Read more
Since we talked about starting plants from seed back in the March/April issue of Saltscapes, I thought it would be fun to complete the cycle by discussing the gentle art of seed-saving. No matter how many years we garden, it’s still amazing to watch the transition from tiny seed to...Read more
Getting to know Alan Syliboy
For more than 30 years, Mi’kmaq artist Alan Syliboy has been shaping the legends of his people into art. His paintings can be found in public and private collections from Switzerland to Australia, and across North America; he’s Artist in Residence at Dalhousie University, in Halifax....Read more