Saturday, January 28th, 2017


The things grandparents do!  Here is Frank, piloting the Air Canada flight, from his official position on Noah’s car seat! Noah, behind, in his spot, is busy putting on his seat belt. There is Drea in the background, feeling ill, but being amused…who could want for more?

Tuesday, January24th, 2017


The Eagles Have Landed…


Saturday, January 21st, 2017


So glad that wonderful women in Wolfville created a chance for us to march from the Town Hall to Acadia, in support of the anti Trump marches happening in the States. We were about 200 strong, all ages, all…human beings!   We  heard moving words of strength and hope for all people, regardless of gender, or ability, or race. One comment that spoke to everyone of us was that we were also marching to ensure our own country remembers these values, stays the course and improves it as well, that it doesn’t stop the fight for rights for all.


We have a moon here too! and it as it comes up in the east we have a clear view of its ascent, but often our blinds are drawn at dusk, and we don’t notice it. Such a pity, as it’s always an amazing sight. If I had to think about what inspires me, it would be nature, hands down. And wherever you live, there it is.



Enjoying the light at this time of year…lower angle in the sky, coming into the den in the morning. The small things…


Out for cider at our local cider house, so we could raise a glass to our first born…we became parents so long ago, and now we are looking to be the grandparents to 9 before this year is over…cheers,Tisha.

Monday , January 9th, 2


My view as I walked back into the house from a brisk walk outside. We didn’t live in this house till this past April, so it’s lovely to see what winter looks like here (without construction men and this window not installed yet, as was the case last January). It feels like January 1st as it’s my first Monday back home…not a bad thing. Way back in public school I couldn’t imagine the year 2000, let alone be welcoming in 2017. It’s good to be here, world.  And time to take the Christmas ornament off the vulture’s neck.

Friday, January 6th, 2017


In Toronto for a while today as part of our return trip..soon tired, but revved up going to the Textile Museum with Lis, to see Sheila Hicks: Material Voices, show. Behind us are two huge pieces made of linen strands. Lis is wearing a knitted scarf, and I’ m wearing a knitted cowl…Lis was the creator of each of these.


The show was very exciting, if fibre arts is your thing!


..then some time with this sweet munchkin..Anna’s lovely Rosie. The eyes own you!

..and homeward bound…to sleep…

Thursday, January 5th, 2017


We visited the Burbank float that had been in The Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. Frank can submit a design concept for next year’s Burbank float, as it is a Volunteer designed and created float…even though he isn’t an American. Naturally, he’s going to give it a shot. He has the theme for next year and the paper work to submit.  Fun.


We were able to become “flower children” …we could pick extra flowers of our choice out of buckets to create this great bouquet to take home.  (Then Frank got creative with the photography. )


Went bowling..always a good time and a  winter tradition on our visits…and then…had to bid the family goodbye ..and hope the latest one downed by that nasty stomach flu recovers ASAP!  And really really hope that it will never catch up to me! Especially during the plane travel..ugh..horrid thought! Despite that silly bug, we loved being altogether. It’s quite a feat that we’ve managed on both sides to keep this up for 22 years!

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017


A day at the L.A. Zoo is always a pleasure…


..animals, nature, and some wacky humans.


The evening had Tish and I sharing …


Dinner with the gang. All well today.


Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017


In L.A. Visiting Tish and family. Though it’s overcast and not even that warm, and half the crowd here including one of us, was hit by stomach flu….still…we don’t have these lovely people living nearby, so it’s always a pleasure, and…this Bird of Paradise is on the property….