Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Obsession Confession

 Maybe because it's summer and the mind relaxes to another level,
or . . . 
 maybe because the smile is so enchanting,
or . . . 

 maybe because . . . well . . . ahem . . .
or . . . 

maybe because the intensity can be so disarming,
but . . . 

has Aidan Turner set the world off its axis?
(check the horizon line!)



Monday, July 20, 2015

Just a July Evening

Heat and humidity have hounded southern Ontario.
 Outdoor activities are best left to the morning and evening hours.
However . . .

  roses still bloom . . .

  chocolate vines still climb . . . 

 insects still devour . . . 

until sated . . . 

and the dog still ponders.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Canada Day in The Glen

High noon July 1 

 The Maple Leaf Forever

 Sandhill Pipes and Drums

 A face in the crowd

Worthwhile . . .

 community . . . 

support.

A retired teacher

Happy Hogs



         Stilettoes on Main

Clip - Clop

See you next year!


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sometimes It Happens

Sometimes a project is completed

and you return to the one you left for it.

Then you know you must first return to the wedding top

and the next day the yarn club sends its first offering.
 What's a girl to do?



Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Upside and Down


Who can resist Fairisle arm warmers?


The upside is adorning arms . . .

with long-stashed strands of yummy yarns.

 The upside is the colour blend . . . 

  on hairy legs of my best friend.

But, wait! All's not well.
Yours might be a tangled hell.
 The downside is on the inside

 where all the bits and ends reside. . . 

 and realizing that that's not it. . . 

 you've got a second one to knit.




Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A Shady Character

 All winter long I wait for a day like today
 when the sun shines in my garden

 creating dappled spots

 and full-on sun spots

and spots of deep shade.

Don't get me wrong, I do love a day like today
but, sometimes I need the shade.

It keeps moving, though,

 and I have to keep moving, too.

 It was sunny here this morning but,

 it looks like the sun is over there now.

 The stone is cool

and so am I.

Monday, May 25, 2015

The National Trust in Devon

National Trust properties feature in all our UK trips.

Parke was 3 miles from Three Pound Cottage.

We took the river walk to the medieval weir.

Castle Drogo was not Lutyens' shining moment.

This scaffolding alone cost 1 million pounds.

6,400 acres of working farms, 200 cottages and gardens.

Sir Richard Acland donated the land and the 18th C home to the Trust in the 1930s.

Always on the lookout for a robin.

The Parker family's Georgian mansion and estate near Plymouth.

Lots of places to roam . . .

and peek into.

Although not a NT property, it is within Dartmoor Park
about 20 minutes from Three Pound Cottage.

A beautiful setting for the animals. . . 

and a great time to visit  . . . babies everywhere!