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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Spring's Bounty


Pussy willows from our bushes in the back yard.   These bushes were grown from slips from my parents pussy willow trees some 15 or more years ago.  For once the rabbits didn't chew them down to the ground over winter.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Poetry Monday

Poetry Monday was started by Diane from On The Alberta Montana Border (you can find her in my sidebar).  Join in with us.  Write, read or critique, share your opinions...we want to hear from you.

Wild and Windy Ways

I like to wander
in Spring weather.
As cold winds whip
I like to wonder
where they've been
and
where they're going
while they are 
so wildly blowing.
I suppose there is no way
of knowing
if they whizzed past
another little girl
just like me
who likes to wander
in Springs wild weather.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Earth Hour

Last night was 'earth hour' night.   Dutifully at 8:30 we turned off the TV (and the hockey game was on), turned out the lights, powered off the computer, sat in the dark and (gasp) talked to each other for an hour.   In case you were worried about the hubs missing his hockey game, it's okay, the Leafs were losing anyway.  He really didn't care.  Around nine I looked out the front and noticed no one else had their lights off.  A quick check out back revealed the same thing.   Is no one doing Earth Hour anymore?  Well we still sat there for the hour in darkness anyway.   What did you do for Earth Hour last night.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

True Grit

Yesterday a good many Canadians were glued to their televisions.  News coming out of Great Britain was about a cowardly and savage attack in London, the very heart of the country, in front of the sitting House and on Westminster Bridge, the very heart of the city.  
The lone attacker mowed down helpless pedestrians on the bridge and savagely stabbed a policeman to death outside the House as he endeavoured with his last breath to protect those inside going about the nations business.
First responders wasted no time in eliminating the threat and aiding those injured on the bridge.
Four people, including the attacker and the policeman he stabbed to death, died.  Twenty nine people were injured, Brits and tourists alike.
Our dear old queen, veteran of unspeakable situations, addressed her nation and expressed her sorrow and sympathy for all involved.  Prime Minister May informed the nation that they would never buckle under terrorism.
Keep Calm and Carry On is the watchword of the day as Brits this morning go about their daily routines with a 'stiff upper lip'.
Our mother country continues to inspire us with her courage, determination and 'true grit'.
Canadians hearts are with you all.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Using Wednesday's Words

River has provided us with the words this week.  You can find her in my sidebar at Drifting Through Life.  Join in with us...
the words are kitchen, multiple, facility, wing, gourmet, straight, pancake, flipping, condensed, decent, apart, weak


Here goes...

"It's a decent enough facility Karen.  I don't know what your problem is.?
"Well let me condense the facts for you Kevin.  The kitchen would be fine if pancake flipping was your game.  It definitely is NOT a gourmet set up and the banks of multiple deep fat fryers is a greasy spoon heaven.  In my considered opinion this kitchen, this entire facility, is definitely not the quality a top chef like myself has come to expect.   I'm going straight to management and complain."
"We're not allowed in that wing of the building Karen and frankly, I'm feeling too weak to get that far."  Josh sighed.  "They keep us apart from management.  Oh..here...let me help you sit down.  These straight jackets make it difficult."



Thanks River, that was fun,.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Long Time No See

The night sky is full of magic but we who dwell in the city haven't been able to see it for many years due to light pollution.
You can call  it up on line and watch live video but it isn't the same as standing outside and looking up.  Only then can you grasp the concept of how very small and insignificant we are within the grand picture.
The sky is one vast black velvet jewellers box littered with diamonds, alive with movement.
I miss the night sky.
 

This is what our little chunk of rock is hurtling through on a daily basis.  Astounding isn't it?

Monday, 20 March 2017

Poetry Monday

Poetry Monday was started by our good Friend Diane at On the Alberta Montana Border.  You can find her in my sidebar.    Join in...write something, read something, critique something, share your thoughts and ideas.  We want to hear from you.

Timing Is Everything

Time goes forward,
never back.
Of backwardness
it shows a lack.
My clock it ticks.
It never talks.
How fast it moves
always shocks.
This clock sat
on my folks shelf
and now, belongs
to me….myself.
I’d love to turn
it’s old hands back
but time goes forward,
never back.