Friday’s Fave Five – July 16

It’s felt like a heavy week with the concern about fires and the oppressive smoke blanketing our city. Can I come up with five things? Maybe I need to try more than ever this week, so here goes.

Blueberries. My favourite summer fruit is in season and, unlike raspberries which were burned by the extreme heat, they are sweet and delicious. We’re filling the freezer and I’m filling my stomach and making sure to brush my teeth well before leaving the house!

Garlic. We harvested 40 bulbs of garlic in the community garden yesterday and had a pungent ride home. Later, when I went out, the car still reeked. A choice had to be made. Open the windows and smell smoke or keep them closed and breathe garlic. I chose the latter.

Reading. I’m enjoying Susan Howatch’s The Wonder Worker and making no apologies for curling up with it in the middle of the day. It’s the first book in a trilogy. Bonus!

Clean air. Though few and far between, we have enjoyed pockets of blue sky and relatively clean air. Delightful when they happen, the smoke blanket falls again too quickly.

A message from my granddaughter. “I miss youuuuuuuuuu!” Priceless.

There. I did it. Turns out there’s always joy sparkers and things to be thankful for. Who knew? 🙂 We did, didn’t we? Because we’re intentional about looking for them. Happy Friday, friends.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.

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