Rained all night back here in Kelowna. There was fresh snow on the highways, so I am glad to be back home with Jim and the "dogs". All this rain is great for the lawns and keeping the forests wet, as once again we are in for a hot summer with major forest fire concerns.
Can miles truly separate you from loved ones?... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
I just realized that I have been an admirer of Charlotte Lyons for quite some time, so as I was reading her blog today, http://housewrenstudio.typepad.com/ I remembered that I had her books, so here they are, great reads and re-reads...thank you Charolotte for continuing to inspire us. Mary Engelbreit and Barbara Elliott Martin aren't bad either...
I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.
Freshly cut Lavender from my garden this morning. What a beautiful day it is here today. My good friend Christa, along with her husband Mike and their friends are staying overnight with us. They will do a tour of Mission Hill Winery, we will have dinner, tell some tall tales and have a few glasses of wine.
Tomorrow I am heading to Vancouver for 3/4 days to see Jeremy and Julie before he leaves for most of the summer to the U of Oregon to work on his Masters in Science.
We also went to Dirty Laundry Winery and sampled some of their wines. It is also a must see on your wine tour of the Okanogan. Oldest Gewurztraminer vines in the valley, and you must get some before it is sold out.
"I love everything that’s old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine."
Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer
What a lucky gal my buddy Cindy is. The lower photo is of her Summer Cabana, and her new Boathouse Winter Cabin on the lake... Her guy is a very talented builder of all things that Cindy needs. She has a "Honey Do List" that never seems to shrink. You go girlfriend. I am looking froward to enjoying a glass of wine, or two here this summer.
Having so much fun making these collages, and picking a color. Today it is BLUE. It really makes you look around and see what pictures you have and what is a good color combination.
I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.
This is Catherine and Jeremy at Riverside school where they both teach. Catherine is one of Jeremy's colleagues and she sent me this photo. You can just see how proud they are to be there for their graduating students, Thanks you Catherine for sending this on to me, so that I could see the happy event.