The mighty Bow River is high and wide, swollen to it's maximum, breaching the banks in some areas. We have had heavy rains, and the large mountain snow-pack is still melting. I was in Canmore recently, and some of the paths we walked on have been closed due to flooding. … Continue Reading ››
The weather has been phenomenal here in Western Canada. A blistering 30C at the end of September. Tree tops tinged with yellow are starting to turn ever so slowly, leaves scattered on the ground like huge medallions. The kind of wind that jangles the nerves and rattles the joints swept … Continue Reading ››
I love the refreshing feel of the cool night air on my bare skin. Fall is creeping around the corner. Though a goodbye to beautiful weather, fall is a huge season for rebirth. I have seen spots of cool translucent yellow in the trees. From warm winds and sunshine to … Continue Reading ››
Solstice came and went with a coolness to the day and cloudy skies. A shock of light wove between clouds like a ribbon.The enlivened aroma of fresh lilacs after the rain blended took to the high tones of the air with … Continue Reading ››
Late afternoon breezes graze the hushed hotness of the day offering small relief. It is another scorcher! Restless, not wanting to budge, I am enveloped by the throb of the summer heat. Woolgathering thoughts hover like the predaceous wasps, relentless. Muffled flutter of … Continue Reading ››
Gardening & SuchLook at these juicy cherry tomatoes ... pick them fresh off the vine to toss into a salad ... yum! When you grow your own, things taste better. I have about a dozen hollyhock blooms now ... birds have plucked off a couple so I pressed them in my flower press. Amazing how … Continue Reading ››
A Thousand Shades of Green
Summer is almost here, surrounding us with textures of blooms, leaves, branches and a thousand shades of green. Time is moving frantically forward. Trying to find a moment to catch my breath.
I am learning so much at my … Continue Reading ››
Down by the River
The best place to be on a super hot day is down by the river.
You can always tell it is going to be a hot summer by the size of the dandelions. This year the roots are … Continue Reading ››
Gardening and Such
Gardening is therapy. I love the smell of fresh dark earth, after a rain, as I inspect seedlings for any sign of growth. When I am in the garden, time does not exist. Fortunate to live in a quiet neighborhood, conscious … Continue Reading ››
Hottest day of the year up until now with scarely a breeze. Hollyhocks are beginning to bloom. August arrives tomorrow. Cold lemonade and ice in a mason jar topped with mint from my garden. Streets are deserted, window blinds shut tight, lawns trimmed to perfection, evidence of civilized habitation. Lazy bees drone from bloom to … Continue Reading ››