Showing posts from October, 2012

Wordless Wednesday in Shades of Gold


Moody Morning at Kuiper's Peak

After yesterday's walk along the dog beach I felt like heading up to Kuiper's Peak in the South Mission Slopes to check out the view.  Unfortunately by the time we got there it was pouring rain.  The dogs were very disappointed but I promised them we'd try again the next day.  It was grey and cool this morning, but the rain held off until we'd finished our hike.  I kicked myself the whole time for not bringing my camera, but I captured a few decent shots with my iPhone while listening to Jian Gomeshi interview Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins - appropriate to the season I thought.

Wordless Wednesday in Shades of Red


Grateful To Be Wrong

This is what I saw this morning from my side deck.

Out in minus 5 degrees in my jammies, I felt the cold prickle my skin; damp and frosty, as though invisible snowflakes hung in the air.  I was certain it would snow before the day was out.  Then, less than an hour later the sun came over the eastern hills creating that stunning contrast of dark and light that I so enjoy.

Another hour later I was ready to take the dogs up to Mission Ridge and the clouds had pressed in again.  I donned my fleece jacket, wool gloves and a hat.

By the time we reached the top of the ridge, my gloves were tucked into my pocket and I was considering wrapping the fleece around my waist.

I'm very grateful for the simple things today, the first of which is gratitude for being wrong about the weather!

I'm also grateful for:

My sister and her family's visit this past weekend.

My wise and witty seven year old niece who practices gratitude easily.  When the adults were discussing someone's choice t…

Pigs, Pumpkins and Pooles

Two weeks ago, while looking for an east Kelowna winery to visit with my father-in-law, I stumbled across the McMillan Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch online.  I immediately knew we'd have to go there with my niece, in fact if my sister hadn't have been coming to visit this past weekend I would have been walking the streets of Kelowna begging someone to let me take their kids there.

We had a fun morning at the farm which is open from 10 to 6 daily until Hallowe'en.  I have to say the petting zoo was a bit of a disappointment as the pigs were the only animals you could really get near enough to pet.  There was also a llama, goats, chickens, and a bunny.  The corn maze was a lot of fun as was the gourd slingshot.  We decided to pass on the hayride as it had cooled down quite a bit and there was a twenty minute wait.  We were also worried about getting caught in the rain.

Uncle Monkey in the middle.

My husband kept disappearing from the back of the group,  running parallel to us…