How does color play in your life..If you could be a color, what color would you be...and my question is..why only be one color? I am definitely pink!


We have 2 winners❤

Thanks to all of you who came over to say hi and enter my giveaway.the 2 winners are: Tammy and Margaret

Cake photo by Martha Stewart...I want to make one like it❤



Sitting outside in the shade enjoying my lunch..trying to enjoy the freshest produce do your treat yourself to lunch.❤


Giveaway ends tomorrow...

You can pick any 5 of these post cards, just leave you name and I will pick 2 winners on Monday evening and post Tuesday morning..Please make sure I am able to email and find you❤Good luck..and to those of you who posted them on your blogs, I am very grateful!



Aren't these the sweetest cards..I bought these at Paper Ya at Granville Island just before we left BC....The are created by a team @ Screech Owl Designs. Aren't they cute! Oh how I wish I could draw like this❤


In my studio

Just rearranging a few thing around in my little studio here...after not having seen any of these little treasure for 6 months, they all seem newly minted❤

This sweet card was made by my good buddy,'s a keeper❤


Some of my favorite photos...

Sorting thru my photos I am so pleased to see that I am learning to take better photos and most of all having fun! Here are a few I cherish!


Hello, Goodbye..

My new MacBrook Pro arrived and tomorrow I am going for my first lesson..I loved my old HP PC...but time to forge a new relationship with my new baby!
Am excited about the learning curve❤



When we got back here to AZ..I thought this vase looked familiar..I had one in BC as well..two of the same yet different..I love these old vases and pleased to say my collection is growing! I think they are so charming❤


October Giveaway❤

I have taken a lot of photos this year and have had 10 of my favorites made into postcards..I will give away 2 sets of 5 postcards...your choice of postcards to 2 winners..I will send them anywhere...all you have to do is leave a comment and pass on the giveaway to a blogging friend or two and have them leave a comment... I will pick a winner on Monday, October 29th..Good luck.....I hope you will enjoy them them❤

Thanks to Korlaee of Bluebirdnotes who gave me this idea❤


Back in AZ..

Sunny and warm..sunrise light filtering thru the trees in the garden! Water in the fountain is bringing the birds in for a drink..a wonderful space to enjoy our morning coffee.


Bryce Canyon

I think a couple of these pictures says it all...Spectacular! Around every new turn for 18 miles is a breathless view..the highest point with an altitude of 9,115' really takes your breathe away as you are hiking or even walking around..what a lovely, warm, sunny, amazing day!


Going to Bryce Canyon National Park

Heading to Bryce Canyon today..hopefully the weather will be grand and I will be able to post some of my own photos!

Thousands of delicately carved spires rise in brilliant color from the amphitheaters of Bryce Canyon National Park. Millions of years of wind, water and geologic mayhem have shaped and etched the pink cliffs at Bryce, which isn't actually a canyon but the eastern slope of the Paunsaguant Plateau.


On the Road..

We are "On the Road Again" a Willie Nelson song...haven't downloaded the road photos yet.....soon...Jim has been doing all the driving...what a trooper he is..
Here is one of my favorite food shots..please notice I tired it first..and was yummy...Cranberry Tartlet❤


Granville Island Market...

It was a wonderful afternoon checking out the flowers and the food at the Granville never disappoints! There was sun shine again yesterday here in there a more beautiful city when the sun shines?


Fall colors..autumn

The days may not be so bright and balmy—yet the quiet and melancholy that linger around them is fraught with glory. Over everything connected with autumn there lingers some golden spell—some unseen influence that penetrates the soul with its mysterious power. Unknown


From Better Homes and Gardens and Mollie Makes Magazine❤


Hard to say goodbye...

Leaving today..can't describe how sad it feels..but thank goodness for Skype and FaceTime..what a great visit.....goodbye for now, little Claire...

Oma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete. ~Marcy DeMaree


Driving to Vancouver...

We drove to Vancouver thru the wonderful changes of fall..then thru pouring rain, fog and the more pouring rain...

To spend time with our sweet Claire....Jeremy and Julie had a wonderful belated Thanksgiving dinner for us with all the blessed and thankful we are.


My gift...

I was the fortunate winner of this wonderful calendar from Janis at Pinecone Camp..Just in time to take it south with us! Thank you, Janis..what a sweet give away❤




The last of the spectacular sunrises off our deck overlooking Mission Hill the weather has changed..heavy overcast skies, rain in the forecast, what a brilliant Fall this had been..time to replenish the water supply and nourish the earth once again❤


The way I learn..

Visually with lots of help from my crocheting buddy Christa, YouTube and
re-reading the instructions over before I start.....still, the slipper was ripped out several done..another one on the hook!❤

This is how they should look like finished...with lots of practice I am sure mine will look like this in the future.




These are a few of the projects I finished off over the last few days...hoping to get another little "birdy" made for Claire before we leave on Saturday. I made the scarf for myself....I plan to wear it with my new linen tunics..I bought both patterns on line..I love to crochet and so much fun was had by me creating these...❤.......thanks to my dear buddy Christa who helped me to understand the picot shell stitch..there are over 120 picot shells on this skinny scarf❤




Okanagan Fruit...

Blessed with the best weather in the is no wonder our fruit crops are are just a few photos of what is hanging on the trees, on the vines, in the bins ready to buy well as the last roses still giving us joy! I adore this time of the year❤


Happy Birthday, Jim

Happy, Happy Birthday Jimmy...What a good year it has been...Here's to another wonderful year ahead❤

Jim and his son Brad.....Jeremy, Claire, and Jim in his golf cart❤

Little Alexander in Australia....Happy Birthday Grandad❤