"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Saturday, 29 June 2013

How long does it take robins to build a nest? I came back after spending the day in town and found a nest about six feet away from my deck and eight feet up in a young tree. Did the bird want company? The Woodstove is blasting out to much heat.
But I needed a hot fire to burn diapers. There's a pot of white beans on and bread in the oven. I hear wind in the treetops. Maple leaves flutter like caught butterflies against a blue and white speckled sky. The rain is over and the lightness of the day is intensified. Speaking of light last night I fell asleep early nursing Babygirl. I woke up sometime in the night and although I could not find my headlamp I found my way around and even poured a cup of hot tea from the thermos I keep on the kitchen counter. Light. It means I can see the cheerios on my kitchen floor. It also means with observation, reflection and prayer I will find my way.
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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Open studio

My studio will be open July 2 from 9 am to noon. If your on island please come by. I would be happy to meet you.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

My cabin stairs

I look forwards to the day when all there is to do is housework. I built the stairs 8 weeks postpartum and the railing I put on today. Still missing some spindles but I need to go to the beach as I want driftwood to match with the rest of it. It's not perfect. It's not even done but it sure is a pretty sight to me.
I read a national post from last summer and came across an article on the decline in the bumblebee population. The researcher searches dozens of previously known sights in Ontario looking for the rusty patched bumblebee. She found one bee in 2005 and another in 2009. She kept them and currently they reside permanently in a collection for the dead in the lab.
In our area the western bumblebee (bombus occidentalis) is difficult to be found. My guess is their all in the lab.
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Saturday, 15 June 2013

My eye followed the flight of the pale swallowtail butterfly floating from bush to bush sipping nectar from Sahal flowers. It's flawless beauty that happens only with time. I heard some cheeps and saw a young robin standing on the edge of the nest. The bird could not see us standing behind the woodpile. The youngster with its speckled breast hopped slowly around on the Sahal branches. Faster and faster it went until it leaped off a branch and fell end over end into the swordferns below. Do young birds ever feel discouragement? A birds flight like a butterfly's does not happen overnight. Aren't most things connected to character building the same?
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Saturday, 8 June 2013

"Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it" L.M. Montgomery (this includes wreaths made with rusty wire)

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Girls and there boots

They are sitting on a newly woven rag rug. Mine are size eights and baby girls are three's.

A simple wreath

I don't like it! The rusty wire which is really quite exciting- I can't see. When I get time I'm going to take it apart and try something else...

Friday, 7 June 2013