I was still recovering from the allergic reaction into the middle of the first week of July. Not fun. But had energy to have a nice dinner for my parents on Sunday the third, which of course wiped me out for the next couple of days. Then, on July 7 I had a chance to […]
Yesterday, I went with Mother and a couple of good friends to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. We had a very fine time! I did not spend as much as I had available (a first for me!). I left the amazing dragonfly wind chime behind, bought 11 dahlia tubers from Dan to replace the […]
This is my boy, and his girl. Dapper and Elegant. What a cute couple they have made for nearly 4 years. So proud of these young adults!
Last Thursday, Mother and I drove up to Port Angeles (again) and took the MV Coho of the Black Ball Line to Victoria (again) and began a short excursion that included Salt Spring Island (again) and Courtenay/Comox (again) and the Saanich peninsula (again). It’s something we enjoy, places that are beautiful, laid-back, filled with kind […]
Here are a few pictures from around the yard over the last couple of weeks, starting with the 18 or so raspberry plants a friend let us take from her garden!
I started this month with every intention of making my goal of 50,000 words for the NaNoWriMo challenge this year. But between working, the conference and this last week when I really couldn’t write, I know I won’t make that goal. And it’s okay. I made it almost to 18,000 words, which would be a […]
This has been a lovely vacation. Hard to write posts on the ipad, must remember to bring a keyboard next time! Hence, the out of order posting, and the posting of this the day I got home instead of while on the road yesterday. It was written while waiting for the ferry, when I didn’t […]
Yesterday, took the Black Ball ferry (MV Coho) to Victoria with Mother. Most rolling crossing ever. The swells were huge, very litlle chop. Not bad, just a little hard to walk with the deck heaving like that. Then a marvelous visit with our dear friend, Hetty. She recommended a book by Henry James, which I […]
birthday (for Krista) the moment of recognition the spark of connection the recognition in the moment of connection to the spark we all began somewhere — the day we met our parents, our friends, our community today is the anniversary of some event for every person in the world that shared connection, the experience of […]
Today was full of unexpected moments: the ease of a task formerly dreaded; the satisfaction of accomplishment; the bewilderment of plans that change; the spontaneous expression of friendship. S gave me a gorgeous butterfly brooch, green and lavender and pink – this is a friend who knows me! Another friend gave me a call, we […]