“The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read.” ~ Benjamin Franklin The clouds are low and it’s raining. The desk in my woman cave is situated such that there is a perfect view out the window of the yard, the ridge, and the mountains.
“What is happening to me happens to all fruits that grow ripe. It is the honey in my veins that makes my blood thicker, and my soul quieter.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche I didn’t leave the house yesterday—well except to take Maya out and to spend a bit of time in the yard with my camera. It
“The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” ~ Albert Einstein Home. A bit earlier than intended due to a winter storm warning (!) in Calgary. We enjoyed a busy and grand hockey-filled weekend but it’s good to be home where there’s no threat of snow. Yet. I’m looking forward to
"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
“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
"Solitude is the furnace of transformation." ~ Henri Nouwen, The Way of the Heart Just when it seemed that it wouldn't happen, it happened: Gerry left in the wee hours of this morning for his annual fishing trip. The road to his ocean destination is not fully open due to the wildfires, but they are
“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