Saturday, December 29, 2012

Candy Cane Lane...

We had a very cold Christmas Week, but...
Friday night was a beautiful evening a balmy -4 c and the moon was shining bright!
A perfect night for a 4 mile walk down to Candy Cane Lane..
A beautiful part of Edmonton that we enjoy....
Strolling through.... it's hard to believe we are close to the center of the city!


 There were lots of beautiful yards...
To delight the young..
 And the old...

It was a great way to end the season....
another New Year is upon us....
A time to reminisce of the year past...
and what we would like to see happen in the future....
Have a Happy New Year!!


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Wishing you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

I'm sure we are all busy....

The family is coming there's cooking to do...
Candies to make...

Baking...
Wrapping.....
In the the excitment of the Season....
Let's not forget the real reason... we have this celebration!!

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas!!

G. K. Chesterton
When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. 
Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Something to Ponder...

 Dinner out with friends!
 Cheering on your team!
 Visiting the Museum
 Sightseeing...
 Lunch with your Best Friend!
 On a date!
 Has the day that Albert Einstein feared arrived?

(I received this email from my cousin....
and found it very interesting...what do you think?



Monday, December 17, 2012

Recipe, Pinterest..

Is it just me...or are there others out there that feel the computer is a stealer of time??
The last thing I needed was one more 'thing' on the computer to take my time.
But it happened....Pinterest.... and more and more I am enjoying looking and pinning.

I must say that I have found some interesting things and wonderful recipes!!

The other night I tried a new recipe I found on Pinterest....
'Roasted Veggies with Avocado Cream and Feta'....

The recipe calls for an Acorn Squash...I took the seeds...
tossed them with some Olive Oil, salt and pepper...
baked them when I was roasting the vegetables....
ummm ummm!! They made a great appetizer...
 The Avocado cream..is mixed with lime juice... I used lemon juice and it worked...
 You need some crumbled Feta....
 You roast veggies....and oops I forgot the tomatoes....
 Assemble the tacos....
 To be honest... I wondered how good they really would be...
But let me tell you they were better than delicious.... 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Weekend Thoughts

 C.S. Lewis
'My Argument against God
was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust.
But how had I got this idea of just and unjust?
A man does not call a line crooked unless
 he has some idea of a straight line.
What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?'
A person's own folly leads to their ruin, 
yet their heart rages against the Lord
Proverbs 19:3

Monday, December 10, 2012

A week...

It's hard to believe I have been home a week..
 .It's been a busy week....
we had the tree to decorate...
 I  had presents to make... 
I thought I would make up some natural soaps and cleaners 
for those people who have everything....
I got a start on my Christmas baking..
We had some grandchild time..
Never to early to start learning to play chess?
I've forced myself to get out for a walk...
 (I don't want to mention it ...but it has not been a warm week... it's been in the -20C range... ) 
We walked the river valley...there were birds galore on this feeder and the birds would fly real close by you...but I didn't get any in my picture:)
We went to the Devonian Botanic Gardens...
where they had a Luminaria Walk...
with thousands of candles lighting the Japanese Garden


It was a crisp evening...but a nice experience for the Christmas season.

Well I guess I've packed a lot in the past week...

Happy Monday to you all!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Transition...

Yuma Morning
 Nevada
Idaho morning
Home... I guess
What a difference 48 hours makes!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Skywatch Friday

Our southern holiday is ending....

 It's been a beautiful time... we hate to leave...
We're just thankful we have been blessed with the privilege of having our little home here.

To see skies around the world...click here

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The other side of the fence


On the other side of our fence...
Stands what is left of a Saguaro...
There is no life left in it...but I love looking at it...
It is unique, has character...

Makes me think...
what will people say of me...when my life is gone....






Monday, November 26, 2012

Weekend Visit

It's so nice to have family visit!
We met at Shields Date Garden Cafe...
in Indio
It's wonderful to see the grandkids...
The food here is always delicious!!
Had breakfast under a lemon tree!!
It was a short...sweet visit!!!