Thursday, May 23, 2013
On the drive home today I pulled off to check my messages,
I didn't have to, I was looking for any reason to stay
in the country just a wee bit longer. I lingered a while,
smelled the fresh air and inhaled the beauty.
I turned to take one last look, got back in my car
and headed for home. One day I hope to live in the
country again, until then I'm grateful to be able
to sneak away to visit. The saying
"You can take the girl out of the country,
but you can't take the country out of the girl"
rings true with me.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I smile at some photos when I take a look at them,
some even make me laugh, such as this one.
No keys? No worries as long as you have
a piece of wire.
On a more somber note, I did what I set out to do this trip back home.
I hadn't visited my Mothers graveside since we buried her almost 11
years ago, it was time so I did what I had to do and went to
pay my respects. My father is also buried here...
My father passed on when I was four and a half years old,
I never realized until now that his birth date was July 29th,
I knew his DOD was Sept. 11, 1967; that date has always
been embedded in my mind.
RIP Mom and Dad, you're loved and missed.
A photo of the cemetery; this is an old country site,
one which after looking at this photo I
think that I'd like to plant a row of trees in the back...
The old wooden sign which marks the grounds:
2 of them are my parents and way over in the back
there's a few graves as well.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I left the farm and headed further north today, it was a
beautiful day for a road trip.
I traveled on a secondary highway,
traffic was light and it was smooth sailing.
Once I arrived at my destination the first thing
unpacked was my camera, in the nick of time to
capture this woodpecker.
Unfortunately there's a fire ban on,
no fires for this happy camper this trip.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Today I headed out of the city, I wanted some of this...
I love being in the country, it feels like I'm
closer to God. I imagine in a way I am, there's
not much out here in terms of distracting the
connection from the heart to the heavens.
Generally most people have dogs in their back yard for friendship,
love, protection or what not... not at this farm. Here's the latest
addition to the farm...and yup, they're staying in the back yard
until their pen is built. No worries though, they're so small and
the yard is huge (only worries are for whomever is
going to be cleaning up after these animals and it sure
won't be me!)
Now some might think that I had my hand in training this wee horse,
it has a huge attitude for its wee size; I think he thinks he's a stallion!
Both horses need to be trained, now that I may have a part in
and then what? They'll both think they're Clydesdale's? ;-)
I must admit, they're adorable but after seeing these two horses in the
back yard and after seeing chicks in the living room, I have to ask ...
what next? Or do I really want to know?
Rick, this one if for you... our crocuses are coming up nicely this year!
All this and then some in one beautiful
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Another beautiful day in my city...
I was here, there and a bit of everywhere today but I
immensely enjoyed the people I encountered; dropping off
a few things at my daughters for next weekends party; getting
my hair done, and coming home to pack up... road trip time
in the morning! I love my road trips when the weather is
this beautiful... I turn up the tunes as loud as they'll go,
I open my car windows and let my golden brown curls
blow in the wind. The taste of freedom sets in and ohhhhh
what a feeling!
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Today was a full, fun, music filled day. The first part of my afternoon was spent
at the Metis Festival. Metis peoples from Alberta, Saskatchewan, The NWT,
as well as a few other places gathered today to watch not only jiggers compete,
but we all were treated to violin music played by children, teens and adults alike. I
learned that today was World Wide Violin day so in keeping with this I'm going
to share one photo of a violin player.
I'm having problems picking just one, but I'm going
to limit myself to one violin player. hmmmm
There's something about this fella that makes him
my choice of a photo to post tonight.
Now if you noticed what I titled tonight's post you may be
wondering what in the heck does this Metis Festival have to do with
the Oak Ridge Boys. It has one thing in common, both involved music
and music I like makes my heart dance.
So from the Metis Festival I headed straight over to a dear
friends, changed and got ready to take in a show. I got to
see the Oak Ridge Boys under a HUGE tent top! How
cool is that?
The final song of the evening was Elvira, the Boys
had everyone on their feet!
It's been a wonderful day and now I'm exhausted, I never
realized how tiring it could be doing something I love to do...
spending time with awesome friends and listening to some
mighty fine music.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Today my youngest sister took possession of her
new home, it's gorgeous! There was a few snags naturally.
Somebody forgot to inform the cement guys that the move-in
date was today, they went and poured the driveway and sidewalks
this morning before my sister and her husband arrived.
This made moving extremely difficult, there was a ramp
put up on the side of the house vs. going in through the garage doors.
As it happens today is her husbands birthday, sweet birthday
gift! This room will be his to do with as he pleases, they have
his and her living rooms! Awesome concept.
Congratulations Cat and Barry, wishing you all many happy years
in your new beautiful home. Oh and Happy Birthday Old Man! :-)
(My brother-in-laws birthday is nine days before mine so every
year for eight days I get to tease him about how old he is, then
I catch up to him and have to hush up for another year!)
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I apologize for having to turn on word verification, obviously these spammers don't
know who they're messing with!
I have connections, I'll call in the rest of the Crew if
I ever figure out who in the heck they are; til then
it's word verification. I truly apologize, personally
I DETEST word verification but I've been getting
spam here 3, sometimes 4, times a day and
enough is enough.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
No I'm not personally looking for purpose, I feel I have purpose in
my life already. What I am looking for purpose of is these
decorative things, is there any purpose or are they just
decorations in the flower bed?
I was thinking of maybe putting bird seed in these, but that
won't be a good idea to attract all sorts of birds into my flower bed.
Then I was thinking well maybe I could put a potted plant on
these, but they might be too heavy. Does anyone have any idea
what these are for? I'm baffled.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I'm not complaining by no means, but it seems we've skipped our spring
and summer has arrived and I'm loving every single second of it.
My nephew even mowed the lawn yesterday, today I cleaned
the flower beds again and found my clematis sprouting. I'm so
happy it's growing, I thought it might not come up as I've tired to
grow these before and haven't had much luck.
The trees are coming to life...
And for a bit of color, here's a few photos of my Mothers
Day flowers from my wonderful children.
I took this arrangement outside today to get some
fresh air and sunshine.
Does anyone know if this type of a plant will grow outside? I'm
not sure what it's called, but it's sure pretty.
And one last photo before I call it a day...
"Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul."