Wednesday, March 31, 2010


We have a new visitor in town. And he's figured out the art of robbing the bird feeders. I think the novelty will soon wear off ( for us I mean ).



Douglas Squirrel

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Birthday Girls

3 Daughters!


3 March Birthdays!


3 Goofy Outtakes!


Out-takes 2

Out-takes 3

Sunday, March 14, 2010


To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

~ Emily Dickinson ~


Happy Birthday Shannon!

Friday, March 5, 2010

An Elegant Sufficiency


An elegant sufficiency, content,

Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books,

Ease and alternate labour, useful life,

Progressive virtue, and approving Heaven!

James Thomson, 1700-1748, Spring


Let me be content.

A Jogger's View

This is one early jogger's view of the morning. (No not me!)

Shannon e-mailed this photo to me yesterday. She took it on her I-phone (can you believe it?) when she was out for her walk/run. What a girl!

One of the rewards of getting out there so early?... she gets to see the most amazing sunrises! (if it's not raining) Heidi joins her on most mornings, for their exercise, talk, and fresh air fix.

Shannon's Sunrise Photo

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

~Marcus Aurelius~

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Shepherd

Cheri with Sheep

Spring just seems like the right time for sheep photos, old or new!
Though it might feel like a photo you would expect to see in the back of your Bible, this picture was taken when we lived in Morocco, (not quite that long ago! )...
( the back of my little, blond, American head might be a give-away)
The young shepherd was evidently willing to let me pet one of his sheep on a day when we were out exploring the countryside. I don't remember this incident, but I'm sure I was thrilled.

Shepherds like this are probably still a common sight in many parts of the Middle East.
My Dad has been tirelessly scanning and cleaning up our old slides from those days, and e-mailed this one to amuse me, and perhaps share here. Thanks Dad!