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Well then…this is a life moment…isn’t it

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The Great Coxwell Barn

Last week, my friend Elaine said she would kidnap me for a couple hours to take me somewhere special. That somewhere special turned out to be this amazing place…and, right within my ten mile radius of West Cottage, so happily fit into my Ten…

August 13, 2015
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Of ashes, the harvest and magic wands

Everything at the moment is lush and fruiting. Everything here is green and damp and deep summer fragrant. A few days ago there was a blue moon. I walked in the meadow, looking thru the pine trees at the giant orange blue moon just…

August 6, 2015
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And now for something completely different: The Medusa

I just have to tell you about something. Monday was the most exciting day! Robert started the Medusa! For those of you who don’t know what the Medusa is, I have to explain a little. To me, Robert is part genius, part mad scientist,…

July 29, 2015
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My birthday and RBG Kew

First I wanted to say thank you so much to everyone, over 100 of my friends, for wishing me a Happy Birthday yesterday on my Facebook. I’m absolutely overwhelmed with the outpouring of love. Thank you my friends. I treasure each and every one…

July 14, 2015
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Visiting the bird sanctuary on the last day of spring

As luck would have it, C and I had to drive clear across town to the nearest Apple store so she could buy a replacement charger for her Mac. And, as luck would have it, it was a beautiful, sunny, balmy day, and to…

June 20, 2015
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Chloe’s convocation ceremony! How proud are we?

So she made it! After four hard years and a killer internship, and a two season wait for the next ceremony, our smiley girl got to walk across the stage, shake hands with the University president, then the dean, then a great, warm hug…

June 1, 2015
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A surprise lake, which we will keep a secret

Chloe and I seem to have developed a ritual of finding out of the way fabulous places, which usually contain lakes, like last year’s treasure. This trip we followed a river off the highway just for fun, then turned right at a ground hog…

May 26, 2015
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Got out of town; to the Okanagan

Got out of town! Chloe and I headed out of the city, 500 km away, over the West Coast mountains, away from the rain, the wet, into the semiarid, to the Okanagan, to visit my daughter Kerstin and her family. I used to live…

May 23, 2015