Saturday, September 23, 2017

"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today Tomorrow will be dying." ~ Robert Herrick, To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time It's Saturday, which really means very little to me other than it's a day I chose not to go shopping because it's

Monday, September 11, 2017

“If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.” ~ Wendell Berry Awake long before dawn, in the stillness of the early morning, I write about endings and beginnings, shovelling words like sand into a box that I will play with and tidy up later. I'm working on a

Friday, July 7, 2017

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ~ Henry James The garden is growing, freezer is freezing, the dehydrator is humming, the canning shelves are filling, and it's oh-so-hot outside. Summer in Kamloops--perfect! Gerry brought home the most delicious raspberries and blueberries yesterday. I got

Friday, June 9, 2017

"Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming.” ~ Alice Walker Yesterday I finally did some clean up in my woman cave. Projects everywhere and it gets to the point where my mind is overwhelmed; that's when I know I need to pause and tidy things

Thursday, May 25, 2017

“Preserving was almost a mania with Mrs. Bergson. . . When there was nothing to preserve, she began to pickle." ~ Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop It's like that for Mrs. Hoye too. Yesterday, Gerry scored more asparagus at the green grocer that came from one of the nearby farms so I'm making pickles

Saturday, May 20, 2017

"Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude.” ~ Marcel Proust These kind of days are my favourites--sunshine, warm temperature, and a good measure of silence and solitude. I've resolved to take more down time this year so there's a good chance I'll spend some time on the deck with a book