Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Oh...deer



I took this photo of a little four-pointer from our front window this morning.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Yes, The Phoenix



There is a certain beauty to the aftermath of a forest fire...

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Watery Eyes

Val!
My copy arrived in the post!
I am now the proud bearer of your esteemed autograph.
Oh, and not to mention, the owner of your brand new book...
Water Ways is now resting upon my bedstand - beckoning.
I cannot wait to delve into those pages and drift into your life on the canals.
But not until I wipe away the tears...

Thank You

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ghost in My Mind

1. How old do you think you'll be when you die?
Much much older.

2. How will you die?
Not very carefully.

3. What will your last words be?
I should have been more careful...

4. What will your epitaph read?
"She hadn’t a care in the world."

5. Any parts of your body you wouldn't donate?
Yes.

6. What song will be played at your funeral?
"I Am An Animal".

7. Cremated, buried or "other"?
"A love born once, must soon be born again.
A spark that burned and died,
Leaving cinders to be fanned by the wind and thrown to flame.
Flames, like tongues, impassioned in a moment’s burst…"

8. If you could take one thing with you to the "next life", what would it be?
My sense of humour. Oh, and yes, my sketch book and a pencil - no eraser. (I know that's more than one...)

9. If you could take one person with you, whether they like it or not, who would it be?
Red.

10. Supposing they existed, do you think you'd end up in heaven or hell?
The suburbs.

11. If you could haunt any one place, where would it be?
My Grandma’s old farmhouse.

12. If you could haunt any one person, who would it be?
Eugene, are you there?

13. What type of ghost would you be?
Wispy – like mist on a zephyr.

14. You've been given the chance to send one message back to the land of the living. What does it say?
I’d do it all over again!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Decadence and Dude Ponies

Bobby and Jenny outside the front entrance of the five-star Lodge at Kananaskis in the beautiful Kananaskis River Valley.
We were just setting out to spend the day in Banff after visiting with Lesley on her last night before she went back to Toronto.


Bobby and Laredo.

Jenny and Walton.


Looking through Lefty's ears.


Front to back - our guide Troy, Bobby, Jenny and two Muslim women who were along for the ride, as well. We rode a one hour loop around the marsh in Banff. The weather was spectacular and the fall colours were brilliant!


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

When All Was Said And Done




We were on holiday in Sandpoint, Idaho.
The latest bad news had already reached us.
A head count was taken.
All our children and loved ones were at hand - even the guilty.
But there was still time to enjoy the weekend we had planned.
What was done, was done and we had a deadline to keep.
So, why not all enjoy the time we had before returning?
This photo was taken in a wonderful, woodsy and tastefully decorated mall spanning the river Pack (not the most glamorous of names, but a name, none-the-less).
I will have to look up the history behind the moniker, one of these days...
We paused for tasty ice cream cones - of which I bolted with more enthusiasm than usual - then we took time for a photo shoot.
We also stopped to take in the local painter's art show - the talent is extaordinary in that valley.
We delved into a shop that boasted Persian rugs that were slung alongside Alpaca mittens and lambswool throws.
And the lovely butterfly kites that hung from the giant log rafters held Bob and Jen in amazement!
Although, I spent the day in a bit of a fog, it was a day well spent.
Thank goodness for our children.
They keep us grounded.
They keep us living for the small pleasures.
They keep in us the joys of our youth.
They keep us in mind of the future.
And, above all, they make us smile!



Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Happy Birthday


In memory of John Entwistle
October 9, 1944 - June 27, 2002