Feels like fall..

Happy Monday.

It is hard to believe that tomorrow will be September 1st.

It is cooler, overcast and thankfully there is

a chance of rain.

The leaves are turning red here already,

probably from the lack of moisture we have had.

It is a welcome change.

A collection from my garden and craft room.



The smoke has gone...

A huge storm blasted Vancouver.

Strongest storm in 10 years, 500,000 homes with out power.

We received some of the wind and some rain here,

finally the smoke is gone.

Tidying up, baking and going for an

evening walk was a great way to spend our weekend.

Ina Garten's peach recipe.


Claire loves to re-arrange all the clothes on the bunnies, cat and deer.

Then she forgets to dress them back up.

She loves to put a bracelet around each ones neck

adding a necklace.

She loves these little handmade bunnies.



Our weekend....

Nothing much has changed much weather wise.

We are still waiting for the rain to come and get rid of the smoke.

It is still very very grey and smokey,

but just before dusk,

we saw this rainbow.

Good bye sweet friend,

you made this world a much better place with

your love and kindness.

You will be sorely missed.


More forest fires...

The smoke from the US fires was finally

clearing out of our valley

when 3 new fires started up.

This one was over the lake and on the

next ridge,

but quite visible from our home..

The air is easier to breathe,

rain is in the forecast.

An ice cream is a good way to

enjoy the evening.

(these photos taken yesterday afternoon,

we are socked in once again)





Out and about...

I went out to Peachland,

smoke and all,

walked along the lake,

took out my chair, table, and enjoyed my lunch.

Only a couple of boats on the water,

a few geese and a very bold duck.

Took some photos of a tiny

fruit stand here in West Kelowna.

The sun still glows red in the morning sky.