Wednesday, 15 August 2018


  It has been several days of feeling blessed. Surrounded by family. Holding my newest granddaughter for the first time. A morning bonfire with S'mores for lunch because the nights grew too late for such pleasures...finding a four leaf clover in the middle of several acres of closely mown grass. Oh, and answering questions about why there are so many weeds in my lawn. That was a wonderful opportunity to talk about the environment, and why I am so happy there are frogs in the pond and garden and the rarest sight of all: a tree frog peering in my kitchen window. I hear them all the time but, they are tree dwellers...Yup, living large.
    I tried to get my older grandchildren to play apple hockey by firing the fallen apples strewn over the driveway into a bucket. I think they did one before catching on that they were actually cleaning up the apples for me. So much for pulling a fast one on them.
  Both of them expressed an interest in learning to paint but time got away from us with the days being filled with road trips and other adventures. Those lessons will have to wait until I see them again.

  The house feels empty this morning with no giggles or laughs greeting the day.
  That was the best part of all.
  "And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise." Philippians 4:8

Monday, 13 August 2018

Sunday Drive

  A family outing/picnic/exploration brought us to Indian Falls near Owen Sound. While the water cascading over the lip wasn't overly spectacular, there are times when the .7 Km trail is closed due to melt water run off. We basically hiked stone strewn, dry creek beds to arrive at our destination. Oh, and a couple of steep, winding pathways. It meant we could access the viewpoint to admire this 15 metre high sheer cliff.
  I am a bit foggy brained this morning so I think I'll stop trying to force the writing.
  "O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water." Psalm 63:1

Friday, 10 August 2018


  It's going to be a great weekend. The Sarnia crew are coming up tomorrow to Nanasue's Campground aka. The Back Yard for a few days. It is supposed to be a lovely weekend.
  The fire ban has been lifted thanks to some much needed rain. A few bonfires are on the agenda. I have missed having them. So is watching the Persiud annual meteor shower that will be at its peak early, early Monday morning. Not that I would be up to see it but hopefully there is enough of a fireworks show to enjoy once the sun goes down.
  It rained last night. Once the rope is dry on the Apple tree swing, the seat will have to be raised. The grandkids have grown since the last time they were here.
  The annual Potato Festival is on as well to celebrate the fact that Alliston is potato country. Personally, I would prefer if we were butter tart country like one of the nearby towns. They celebrated butter tarts last month.
  The festival starts with a parade tonight. The main street in town is closed. There are lots of vendors plying their wares. A travelling midway is part of the celebration offering the opportunity to be nauseated by various rides. I am not sure if we will go but it's an option on the things-to-do list. 
  Just having the opportunity to be with family creates its own festival celebration!
  "May the Lord continually bless you from Zion. May you live to see Jersalem prosper as long as you live. May you live to enjoy your grandchildren. May Israel have peace!" Psalm 128:5-6