Sunday, December 4, 2016

Love

Love gives us a window into people's hearts.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Hope

Hope is God's hug of encouragement that enables us to pop out of the sands of worry.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

A Bright November Day

 "More, please!"
 "The (Sweet) Old  Grey Mare"

 Should I horse-nap him?

 The beavers have been hard at work. The larger tree is about 5" in diameter.  Amazing how they can handle such large pieces of wood.

 They have made two dams that show in this photo and another one further down stream.

 A ghost leaf.

For some strange reason, this bi-colour phlox hasn't frozen like the other phlox.

Some thoughts: no government lasts forever,  no war lasts forever, no storm lasts forever.
History is a gift to us to help us with perspective. And as the Friendly Giant use to say, "Look up, look way up!"

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Last Shots of Colour

 I saved some photos from October as I thought the colour might be pleasant to see in dull, drear November. 


 A  cottage not far from a ski hill and close to the walking trail. You could actually ski straight from the house to the cross-country ski trails.



Hoping for the best for our neighbours in the US.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Open Arms

              Open arms,
 to float buoyed over the dark stones,
   and flow into new territory.



We went to see "Queen of Katwe", a movie about a chess prodigy from the slums of Kampala.
I am not a big fan of movies, having a very small collection of ones I like, but I liked this one.
I thought the young actress who played the lead role was very convincing, and I found the movie had a balanced feel to it which is not something I encounter very often.
Now I want to read the book that the movie was based on because the book is always better:)

Enjoy poetry?  Try out   "Snail Trails" by Christine Duncan.  It's a Kindle download. Good variety of subjects and tones.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Ornamental Cabbage


 
This spring I accidentally bought ornamental cabbage instead of regular cabbage. Now I am glad that I did as I am enjoying the extra bit of colour at the end of the season.  The slugs did a number on the lower leaves but the top leaves survived.
 A pearl in an oyster


 A dainty cup


A scoop of ice cream


 A cotton handkerchief


A delicate fan


Seaweed
Hope you've all found your favourite sweaters, hats and mitts.
Time to cozy up with a good book.



Sunday, October 23, 2016

Watery Rocks

 Even branches blocking, catch the sun.


Stepping stones clear in the drought.


 Stuck to a rock together.

To keep from falling, lines of light.

 Dark and hard: light and soft


Splash!