Wednesday, November 11, 2009

my bags are packed..

...I'm ready to go.

Not really. These are just some vintage suitcases I found, on which I stuck 'famous hotel' stickers. They used to reside in my son's room, but they were really only dust catchers (along with so many other things), so I've decided to put them away, and maybe one day I'll have a garage sale and get rid of them then.

Not really. I'll never have a garage sale, I only pretend I will, because it makes me sound organized and highly functioning. I'm all about impressing people. Well, not really.

On to more serious mattters:

A picture of my poor little remembrance day poppy, which either falls off whatever I'm wearing, or which I forget to pin onto whatever I'm wearing. Anyway, it's just a simple little symbol which prevents us from forgetting to remember. Don't forget to remember today. It's important.

Monday, November 9, 2009


It's really warm here folks! Despite the foggy dreamy morning we had on Sunday, the weather was warm and windless and perfect. No clouds.

We were able to spend time playing with horses and dirtbikes and kids.

Even if you woke up on Sunday determined to be a serious crankpot, you couldn't help but sneak a few smiles (privately, of course).

I hope you had a good weekend!

Friday, November 6, 2009

more november

What is that strange light emanating from the sky....could it be? Yes, sunshine. Had to grab the dogs and head for a cool, foot-soaking, windless walk.

Have a great weekend :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

something simple

I've been known to post some less-than-stellar photos here, and this one is no exception. I just could not get a good shot for love nor money.

It does serve to illustrate a simple idea, though. I'd been saving pretty soap and candle wrappers, thinking I'd find a good use for them someday. And here it is:

I framed them in inexpensive white Ikea frames and hung them in my newly-painted bathroom. Once you start using nice soaps it's hard to stop, but now you can justify the cost to yourself if you end up using them as artwork.

Must go now, to straighten the slightly wonky frames and read my camera manual. Have a great day.

Monday, November 2, 2009


I always think of the colours of november as being greys and browns.

(Actually that last one was late summer, but it has a novemberish vibe, don't you think?).

Around here, things are taking on a really russet hue. Gone are the blazing colours and vibrant blue skies of October (and those dark mornings, thank goodness).....

Oh well, this guy is always russet, but he whispered to me that he was feeling alittle novemberish today, so I included him. Novemberish. You know, in between, enjoying the fading beauty, while at the same time hunkering down for a long (but mild, please, dear Lord) winter. I have a feeling it will be a great month!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

made to order

Yesterday was tailor-made: a windy, wet, howling day which then settled into a drippy, dreary full-mooned evening.

Fun (and chocolate) was had by all.

Friday, October 30, 2009

red skies in the morning

...mean you must take warning....

....because before you know it, the skies turn grey.....

....and you must hurry to catch the last of the gold.....

.....before it's all gone...

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