Breath comes in hard gulps. Hiking up the trail to the white pine before the rains come again. That's autumn round here. The week world is made of city and mountain. Warm patio sun traps and city sized gardens, and
I looked around and realised that I actually paint a lot of fish! There are goldfish in the living room, koi under autumn leaves and goldfish lanterns in the family room, and a surrealistic azalea and koi painting in one
My two night times, the city and the country. For the Wordpress weekly photo challenge.
Well, hello autumn! Is everyone ready? Ready for the mountains of leaves and crisp apples and chrysanthemums? Bring it on! It's been a rainy week here on the West Coast, and just as well for me because I really needed to
This is a wonderful theme, thank you so much Joke. Anyone who knows anything about me knows I'm all over that one! Out of all the maps I bought in England, the one I really fell in love with is a 1963
It's the ideal time, here on the West Coast, to plant garlic in the garden, and so I popped over to Southlands, one of my most favourite garden centres, to get a few bulbs. There's nothing quite like fresh, homegrown garlic.
Well, I must admit that this operation has knocked me on my butt! Here I was all lah-di-dah thinking, "right, op on Monday, yoga class on Wednesday." Well, not exactly what I managed. Actually, not even close to what I managed. I
That line is one of my favourite lines in fiction. For anyone who doesn't read Terry Pratchett's Discworld, this line is attributed to Granny Weatherwax, a witch, who lives outside the small village of Bad Ass, which incidentally is what my
Do you guys do this? Do you sometimes wish for things that aren't instead of feeling grateful for things that are? Yeah, I'm all over that these days. Simple things; like not revelling in these warm, late summer days and wishing for cooler
Apparently it's been a dry and lovely summer here on the West Coast and, while we can still believe that it's the height of summer, there are undeniable signs of autumn all around. But what do we care about that on