Saturday, 29 January 2022

Saturday Photo: Solution for the Housing Crisis?

 Fixer-upper near all conveniences.  Or ready to move in if you've got a good  snowsuit!  This cold January has had some very fun moments for kids in or neighborhood.

Saturday, 22 January 2022

Saturday Photo: Fumée de mer, or Freezing Fog

 Awfully cold here.  The St. Lawrence is warmer than the air, and is in effect steaming.  But once the mist rises it freezes leaving ice-encrusted bushes and trees and magical landscapes like this.

Saturday, 15 January 2022

Saturday Photo: My Living Room Forest

The hibiscus are taller than I am, and nearly as old as my kids who have been on their own for decades.  I bring them in every fall and cut them back but they still grow and grow.

There's a decorative orange tree too, that spends the winter at the top of the stairs under a sky light.  Until last summer we took it outside too, but it now is really too big to wrestle down the stairs.  Last summer we got it out on a balcony, but I dont know how long that dodge will work.

Nice to have plants that live a long time, particularly when the world seems to be so dangerous these days...

Saturday, 8 January 2022

Saturday Photo: What to Do on a Sunny But Cold Saturday


The photo was taken several years ago, but I still like it.  Saw several kids out this morning trying their skates out.

 I hear our youngest grandkid just graduated from two-blade skates to the real thing, and I imagine he's out today despite the cold.

 The only thing to do in the middle of a pandemic, even when it's cold, is go play outside!

Saturday, 1 January 2022

Saturday Photo: What I'd Like Everything to Be

 As we start the new year, I've been doing quite a lot of reflection about where we should be going.  At the moment, I'm really not sure. But I think we'll find the proper destination if we keep looking for it. And to do that we need to keep our spirits up.  Hence the mantra "All's Good."  

Remember it, friends, when the way looks obscured ahead.