February 19, 2012

As seen on Spruce Court…with this mild winter, the wood is at risk of just toppling over before it finds its way into a wood stove. It makes me tilt my head as I walk past. And that imp within wants to do more than that!

February 18, 2012

It was the first snowfall today (at least for me!) and the sky and sea were the same shade of grey for much of the day. Walking in the ‘hood around 5pm, the sun made a brief appearance. How absolutely wonderful it is to have a pocket size camera on me, when magical moments occur. Nature is beautiful, as well as the technology that allows me to capture it so spontaneously.

February 17, 2012

It’s taken Daisy until today, just a week over my return, to decide that I might be the more important person in her life. Clearly she and Frank had bonded, and she wasn’t about to leave that new found status easily. At the groomers today, though, I was her saviour, picking her up! The trial is over.

February 16, 2012

I love the way the sun enters our house at dusk at this time of year. Its position, its angle in the sky, makes the house glow. In the summer the sun is higher in the sky, and our roof overhang changes how it enters the house. Winter has its perks, and this is one of them. But the evenings are already getting longer….is it me, or is time speeding up? Or am I slowing down? Either way, I pay more attention.

February 15, 2012

Frank and I walked over to Richard’s for coffee. His place is about 200 years old. The parking meter is new. The fresh firewood needs to be stacked with the neat pile to the right. It was so warm that we sat in the kitchen with the door open, and talked of the season to come, when we can sit outside and drink CRW (cheap red wine) in the late afternoon glow, while admiring the view and making one another laugh. We laughed.

February 14, 2012

It was a lovely day in the neighbourhood. I had had a walk with Frank, so when Val called me to go for a walk, to the beach, I said no. Then the beach kept talking to me! so I phoned Val back, and off we went. I had been busy, but it could wait. I was being creative, and didn’t want to break my stride, but it could wait. Today the sun shone. Today I had a friend who wanted my company. Tomorrow I could busy and creative again.

February 13, 2012

Out walking this a.m., I noticed a pussy willow on our bush! And robins have been spotted. I don’t think I’d enjoy a life without seasons. They each have there own excitement. Spring doesn’t start for over a month, but looking for the signs of it is a national sport. Game on.

February 12, 2012

At home, i’m finding Frank is well adjusted to his retirement. He’s been busy the last 6 weeks, in my absence, working on an extra room for Forest to sleep in, opposite a bedroom he made last summer, in the basement. Jen loves the darkness for sleeping. Here is the view on the way down the steps. Isn’t this man so talented? This was all unfinished in 2011. The magic transformation seems a reflection on Frank’s new life. The last time he was retired, he was part of building this house. It clearly suits him!

February 11, 2012

Out to a Valentine’s event…wearing hearts. The crystal one came to me from Judy, via her daughters, and means a great deal to me. The red heart from Rowland, who is so good to his fellow artistes. The white one, from my parents, forever ago. So I felt the love. I wore the love. I’m with my love.

February 10, 2012

Out at the beach with Val, Drea, and our dogs. Oh how I missed the view of an ocean. I can never get over how being able to walk on a beach, any time of the year, with a calm or stormy ocean and all in between, has become a part of the things I need to do. Nature is amazing everywhere, yet there is something about the way the ocean is never the same, that gives it that ability to become addictive to a psyche. I like my addiction.