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Monday, June 28, 2010

Alaskan adventures

Away in Alaska with family and having too much fun to stop and work on videos and photos and blog. In the land of the midnight sun, we work and play until the day is done - finding it after midnight.
Will try to add a little at a time this week if we can find internet connection.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

"God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,

The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it ...Dad."
- Author is unknown

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Birds and blooms of June

There is an axis of change in our lives, as we are slowing down to catch up in the garden and to prepare for a family trip.
Here are previous year's thought bites relating to present year's sights.
The roses are in full glory: Paul's himalyan musk rose and Paul's scarlet.
The barn swallows by the back door hatched last week.
The violet-green swallows feed just hatched young in the nestbox that we see from our cottage window.
The neighbor mowed their field and the ravens have had a party most of the week on the banquet left behind.
Blooms everywhere. (Pictures coming this week as soon as I can get my new camera adjustedor borrow Neil's)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The slower I go, the busier I get

Why is it that the more I let go the busier I get
I've concentrated on letting go of everything not set
I've let go of coordinating, singing, writing and art
I've been cleaning and sorting, doing my part.
Time to look at life and what is important to it*
I have been so busy, not even time to do it

So for the garden we've hired help
because Cisco is coming, yelp!
He's speaking on our island,
coming on our land and
staying in our house.

I guess that my time has been spent in the rain
Planting, transplanting, weeding to gain
a respectable garden, long overlooked
until that day that Cisco was booked
It's my husband's fault
He's in charge of events-
gets speakers to come
It will be fun!**

*Not sure about priorities yet

**In August