Hello from Sunday night, and, we have a winner!

February 15, 2015

Hello, hello post Valentine’s! 😀


I do hope your Valentine’s Day was a special and a lovely one.
As you probably know, I didn’t have Robert here this year, but we spoke for hours and exchanged cards and love greetings from across the great, big pond. Some years are like that, and, while we’re determined to spend every Christmas together, Valentine’s Day is a bit hit and miss.

But I did wear my red shoes!

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And went for a lovely walk with my mom on the beach.


I tell you what; the rain let up, but the fog rolled in and stayed over Vancouver. I was looking out toward Vancouver Island thinking of my new friend The Hostess of the Humble Bungalow, and her sunny walk, and thinking, “Typical! And I chose to live under these bloody mountains!”

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But then Kerstie sent me Valentine’s photos of our precious three, Binky, Bunny and Ziggy, and it didn’t really matter if the sun wasn’t out, there was a smile on my face a mile wide. Thank you my baby.That was the loveliest surprise.

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Valentine’s eve was a special time for C and for me. We had a simple supper of great, big artichokes. Nothing so good as that for us.

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Then, what a difference the night makes!

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From gloomy, leaden sky, to morning sun!
I must admit I took a photo and stuck it up on my Instagram with the caption of something like, “What the hell is that bright light!!!”

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Things are just so much better with the sun, aren’t they? For days now I’ve been living vicariously thru my friend Daryl in New York and her sunny, blue skies!

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But now I have a bit of blue skies of my own!

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Oh my gosh it makes such a difference to my seasonal affect disorder brain!

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And to the garden…and to the hummingbird who zips around scolding my cats and trying to get sips of this spirea.

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And I’m able to take stock of the garden. (that’s a lot of garlic)

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And pick a posy of tiny, sweet violets for my bedside table.

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Even though it’s Sunday, I still had a bunch of work to do.


And so did C, but really, who cares on a day like today where the sun is streaming in thru every window.

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We all get to luxuriate in the sun for a day or two now, and we’ll all take full advantage of that. 😀

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And now for that random generator thingie:

Congratulations Julie, from Forest Poppy.

random number Congratulations Julie! Everyone, if you have a minute, drop by Julie’s. She the most amazing knitter, quilter, all round super girl, mom to four, including the cutest forest baby, (who she’s always taking photos of running away down some forest path), living in the highlands of Scotland.

Such wonderful people as we are, should really know each other. 😀

Sharing with Judith and the mosaic bunch

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  • Reply Pondside February 15, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Your sunbeam shots are beautiful!
    I am missing the sun on the Island as I am in Edmonton this weekend. The sun may be blindingly bright here but it is reflected on lots and lots of snow – and…….it is very, very cold!

    • Reply Veronica February 15, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      Oh no! Hope you stay warm. Two of mine…the ones who have multiplied to five, are in Calgary for three months., I was so relieved to see the temperature rise above zero this week out there. But I think you’re with your son and his family, and that’s exactly where you need to be right now. Big hugs to you and to your son. Much love and strength.

  • Reply Tammie February 15, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    it sounds like you had a lovely Valentine’s even though your love was far away.
    yea for the winner!
    sweet week to you Veronica!

  • Reply Poppy February 16, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Those three sweet faces could warm one’s soul more than any ray of sun ever could!

    Have a wonderful week, Veronica!


  • Reply Eileen February 16, 2015 at 4:31 am

    Your little ones are adorable.. Wonderful captures of the sunlight.. A lovely post and images, have a happy week ahead!

  • Reply Lavender Cottage February 16, 2015 at 4:33 am

    This is one reason why we like to come to Florida in February – to break up the winter of course and enjoy sunshine and warmth every day! Last night our SIL and two grands arrived so we’ll be busy with their excitement of swimming and seeing the sights.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Veronica.

  • Reply kmcblackburn February 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Wow…love those shots of the sun streaming across the room!

  • Reply debrashewhoseeks February 16, 2015 at 6:47 am

    Everything’s better with sun!

  • Reply evalinamaria February 16, 2015 at 7:18 am

    I love fog, it’s so mystical… I have moved from the frozen north to Vancouver Island and love it!

  • Reply forestpoppy February 16, 2015 at 10:00 am

    I can so much understand why you have been enjoying that burst of winter sunshine. It looks glorious. And the photos of your three wee ones are so very cute!
    Did I spot a cold frame in one of your garden shots (along with all the garlic!)? That’s something I need to work on for our garden…..I’d like to track down some reclaimed materials though – for now I have used some birthday money for a cheap plastic affair, which will do the job but won’t last for years and years.
    Thanks so much for the lovely mention – I’ll email my address. Feeling very lucky today! Juliex

    • Reply Veronica February 16, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Hi Julie, thank you so much. Yes, today we’re all glorying in the sunshine…and wearing ear plugs because of a new roof happening here. 🙁 That is a cold frame and it’s warming the soil for some planting later on this week. It’s really easy to construct these things from old windows. Do you have something like a freecycle or craigslist like we have in OXON and Van? That’s the best source for free old windows. Getting your gifties together now. 😀

  • Reply daryledelstein February 17, 2015 at 6:41 am

    thank you for the link up .. and while our skies were blue, they were accompanied by horrific frigid air .. there’s always a trade off, isn’t there … xo

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