Friday, April 27, 2012

Ending the week...

The morning was rainy....
We had two grand kiddos visiting...
A dreary sorta day....
but we found....
a table set by the fireplace ....to enjoy breakfast at....

A finally game of 5 in a row...
the boys were the champions...but we always knew that!
Remember this weekend...
You can always find Joy in the Little Things!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Crafty Shop Tools

What is that on my dining room table??
 Hmmm...Hubby's shop tools?
Okay...shop tools....fleece...and Hubby......
 Hmmmm....something he saw down south...and thought he could do....
 I'm sure these have been around for a few years....
but they were new to Hubby ...
Now he has his very own throw...made by himself....


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spring Work

Warm temperatures have embraced us...
Trees are beginning to bud...
 
This means the outside work begins.........................................
This year hubby is home to help with the spring yard work....

There's raking...to do...we still do it by hand... with good old rakes...
Hopefully we get the raking and flower beds ready...

It's Alberta and snow is coming Friday...(we still have two months of spring left... of course we'll get more snow!)

But we'll take all the warmth when it's here and we know eventually we'll have green and flowers....for a few months anyways!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Good Morning!

Its been awhile since I went for a morning walk with my camera. The snow, and cool (COLD) weather has made it hard to get up and get going....but this morning the birds songs were wonderful!


  The snow has melted...hopefully for the last time..
It was misty and the sky was overcast...but the sun was trying to shine.




There were lots of signs..that spring is finally here:

The ducks were happy in the ponds

This hare...literally sat and posed for a couple minutes for me...
He probably thought I couldn't see him...but I like to think he was posing..


















When I got home...this duck was wondering in our yard...
I did have a look around to see if I could find a nest...
but haven't found one...would be so exciting to watch them this spring!
Yes it feels like spring is coming...

No matter how long the winter....
Spring follows! 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Odd Couple

I saw this couple wandering around in our yard.


It looked like they were looking for a place to nest.....

But the area had change...the once lush wetlands had disappeared.



It made me think of life...and how ............................ 

traditions....... family values.......... faith.............have changed over the years....

have you noticed this?




Sunday, April 15, 2012

April Showers?


“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
   so are my ways higher than your ways
   and my thoughts than your thoughts.
 As the rain and the snow
   come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
   without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
   so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
   It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
   and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."
Isaiah 55:9-11




Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Time for a Change?

Over the past couple of weeks I have been thinking that my Blog needs a change. . .
Goat heads we caught before they became a problem!
When I started my blog..it was because we were travelling and some of our family thought a blog would be a good way to see what we were up to...that was over a year ago...and I am feeling a bit out of sorts with my blogging...
Inside of a Palm Tree
Life has been busy and circumstances have not allowed me to have a lot of time to blog...or visit blogs.
I have enjoyed my blog and even more I have enjoyed getting know many of you!
Garden decorations bought in Mexico
Once life slows down I hope to be around a little more often...
but I am also thinking of a new direction / focus for my blog. 
So we'll see where my blog goes from here...

Monday, April 9, 2012

Cotton and things

YUMA Grown cotton
Would love to see it growning...but it's grown in the summer.
At the Quartermaster Depot in Yuma volunteers...spin wool...
into yarn...
Bobbin Lace...
looks very confusing .... 
and a lot of work!
Weaving Loom...
so what happens if one of those strings break?
Would love to do this...
It would be worth the finished projects!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hmm Interesting...

I've heard of them...
But had never been in one before....
A sand storm...driving on the highway....
Not much difference to a snow storm...except the roads aren't slippery
And the sun is shining...out there behind the sand in the sky.