Friday, August 31, 2012

True love ways

This morning I was touched to find this string of 4 extension cords running from my house to the greenhouse. Knowing that he had hunted up the cords and heater after I had gone to bed, seemed like a very loving thing to do. I was concerned that the frost would get the plants in my greenhouse. He made sure it wouldn't. Makes me want to do something special for him

Thursday, August 30, 2012

It smells like fall

While the grand daughters and I were in Beaverlodge attending an art show and drinking tea. (real peppermint tea) daughter Julie was at my house filling it with heavenly scents of stew and biscuits, with these individual rustic apple pies. Ahh life is good.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


The tomato vines quickly outgrew the cages I set for them when I planted them as tiny plants. The height of the vines is over six feet. The support rope that I strung out finally succumbed to the weight of the fruit laden vines. This morning I picked anything that was on a broken vine. That left the vines trimmed down and a little easier to tie back up. We shall be enjoying garden tomatoes for quite some time.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The sweetest hour

I love the long shadows and golden light at this time of the day. It's like the sun is kissing the earth goodnight and neither one wants to it to be over... Not just yet.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Did I ever tell you I love Saturdays?!

When youre a farmers wife every day is like the next. The only difference between Saturday and the weekdays is that the parts places might be closing early. But my love for Saturdays goes back, way back to a time before meeting my farmer. A time when I was a single parent. A special time with my kids. No getting up early, no making lunches, cuddling and watching cartoons, eating and getting dressed whenever we wanted. Now if I get to spend part of a Saturday with my special ppl it makes me happy. Like coffee with my son today and visiting with my grandson.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Not a good day to be a mouse

Why oh why does she have to try to get them in the house. And why oh why does she have to play with them so long. Cats are meanies

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Tiny bytes

Since I got my iPhone I have been using it for "everything". I make my lists, identify stars, listen to music, track my nutrition, load coupons, post to my blog,you name it I'll try it. This phone has become a huge part of my day to day routine. One of my favorite features is the camera. And since I don't always have a camera and I do always have a phone , I have captured a lot of images that I just might not have without it. Some of the images I've made into tiny magnets for my art show. A bit fiddely but I love how they've turned out.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Costco's got balls

Only one hundred and thirty three days until Christmas. Don't ya think we might be pushing it Costco?

Saturday, August 11, 2012


I love being barefoot in the summer. I like the way the grass feels wet and cool in the morning. I like how I can feel the way the sun warms the soil. It makes me feel wild and free and somehow grounded to nature . After all arnt shoes for school or for work.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The first cut

Yup the first cut is the deepest. I narrowed it done from a couple hundred Gelatin monotypes to just under 50. I am also including some photography so I am going to have to do more cutting.


I have been feeling a little out of sorts lately. I think I need an art day to sooth my soul.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

To the gardener go the spoils

Mmm fresh beets and baby potatoes alongside my perfectly grilled steak. I do eat like a queen. Maybe that's why I have to work like a slave to lose it.

It's the little things

Yesterday when I was walking I noticed the wild yarrow in bloom. These tiny little flowers thought of as weeds have long intrigued me for their looks and their medicinal purposes.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Riddle me this?

Why do you think the cat needs to sleep curled up in the patio table cover when it's 30* degrees Celsius?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Big girl panties

I went shopping the other day and all day long I kept pulling up my worn out granny panties. I vowed to throw them out as soon as I got home. True to my word as soon as I got home I threw them out. I was in for a surprise though. It turns out they were not worn out but just getting too big!! I can't wait until I have nothing left to wear.