Dear Vi, It was so pretty this afternoon, I just had to take Sam out for a walk. Actually, it was Sam who took me. I was happily basting a quilt, head down, paying no attention at all to leaves blowing over the lawn, sunshine streaming through the windows and bouncing rainbows around the room.… Continue reading A walk on a sunny October day
Dear Vi, It’s foggy this morning. Outside my window, wisps of fog stream past like smoke from a chimney. Wait… maybe it really is smoke. I get up to check. Nope, it’s fog. Relieved, I take another sip of coffee. And then I burst into tears. A couple of months ago, I woke up in… Continue reading Fire!
We are greeted by a thick bank of lake fog every morning, lately. Some times we can’t even see the far side of the lake, it’s so thick. The air is chilly and everything is dripping with dew. By noon, though, the sun has burned off the last wisps and the air is clear and… Continue reading Stolen Summer Kisses in my October Garden
Warning: my beautiful pictures have posted upside down again. I do not understand. sorry for the discombobulation…I hope you will enjoy the post anyway. The early morning air is cool when I step outside and stand for a moment on the front porch. I’m savouring the start of the day, before heat drives me inside… Continue reading Gardening in a Sundress: Retired in the Shuswap
My favourite room in the house is my covered porch. It’s a living room, dining room, library and laundry room and solarium all rolled up into one special space. Today it’s the laundry room. I don’t have a clothes line yet. For now, I use a laundry rack. And I dry the sheets and towels… Continue reading Watching the laundry dry
It’s too hot to sew. It’s too hot to dig in the garden. It’s too hot to go for a walk. How about a garden tour? That will cool us off! I know some of my Whitehorse friends have been dying to see what I’m growing down here. My new yard here in the Shuswap… Continue reading Garden Tour