Sunshine till the last possible moment

November 30, 2015

Chloe and I have been running around all day.
When we finally got home in the early afternoon we thought, “let’s get out of here!”

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Now our beautiful Vancouver weather is about to change to rain…we knew it was too good to last…so we decided to beat the clouds and get on the top of a mountain and stay in the sunshine as long as we could.
Oh heaven up here on the top of the world.

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I’m looking at this cabin and wondering how I could import my family and we all stay here for Christmas. We’d bring the turkey and Christmas cake and we’d play charades and sleep in till noon, and we wouldn’t move till well into the New Year, and when we got bored we’d go outside and throw snowballs and make a fire in the snow and roast marshmallows. All we’d need is each other and some snowshoes and skis.

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Here on top of the world, where ravens stretch across the sky on easy wings.

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You know, one of the things I love the most are the skeletons of grasses in the winter and dormant willow twigs.
I can’t count the times I’ve gathered some and brought them into the studio.

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And I couldn’t help myself this time either. I gathered a few grasses and seed heads to take home.

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They’ll sit in the studio, and maybe they’ll become linocuts or paintings, but either way they’ll stay there reminding me of this glorious hour, when the entire world was mine and I stayed in the sunshine till the last possible moment.

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This post completes my Nano Poblano challenge for 30 days hath November. What do you all think guys, should I keep going? 😀

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Today can be classified in that "Well, if you can believe this!" department!!!
Hello from Sunday night

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7 Comments

  • Reply Marie Smith November 30, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    There you go with the light again. Just beautiful! My favourite is the bird against the perfect blue sky.

  • Reply Jo November 30, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    What an enchanting post – love the mountain. we never get that view – amazing!!!! Everything is magnificent – the views are amazing. What an incredible shot of the raven – I’d frame that one for sure. The day sounds wonderful. I spent the last day of sunshine taking some pictures of the very tall frost that has been accumulating, before the rains come tomorrow. We live a the top of a hill and when we are going down we often see Vancouver Island in the distance and I wonder what fabulous and fun things you are doing. I agree, the christmas you described sounds just about perfect!!!!
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  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks December 1, 2015 at 5:15 am

    I commend you for meeting the Nano Poblano challenge! I know it’s tough to do!
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  • Reply Julie December 1, 2015 at 5:57 am

    What a glorious afternoon, definitely the right decision to make the most of the sun – especially in such a beautiful spot. I love seeing, and hearing ravens, they are such majestic birds. Juliex

  • Reply Susan December 1, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    I loved this post–your words and energy and beautiful photographs captured something really special. What a magnificent mountain! That cabin is perfect, as is your Christmas dream.

    I’ve been reading through some of your November posts and am really enjoying them. I hope you will keep going.

  • Reply Kathleen Howell December 2, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    You captured it so perfectly I could just step right into the moment.. Thank you! And yes, keep going! 🙂
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  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm December 5, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    I have loved you posting daily. This post is just beautiful Veronica … the photos are wonderful, I felt like I was there too. Thank you! 😀
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