Monday, April 26, 2010

crumbles and tea

Nothing says SPRING like the first pick of rhubarb.  I don't have any plants but my Mom sure does.  Lucky me!  Last night I made us a double crumble. All that means is the crumbs are on the bottom and the top.  It was delicious.  I hate to think how many calories but it had to be done!

This morning I had a piece for breakfast with my new favorite beverage, a London Fog Latte. YUMMY
Not my photo, I didn't think to take one?? Not sure what that's about!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

River mist

This morning the mist was just amazing.  I took my camera along for the ride to work to snap some photos of the lines of trees dissecting the farmers fields.  Unfortunately, the mist was so thick in some areas you couldn't even see the trees. Maybe next time.  This snap is from the parking lot at work that faces down to the mouth of the Courtenay river. A fellow co-worker said when he arrived that he had been on the other side of the spit taking photos too.  Great minds think alike!

Here's a lovely poem excerpt that I think says it very well:

It is early in the morning
 in the middle of this
Misty River
I hear the birds singing early in the morning
In this Misty River
There must be trees because the sound of the birds is coming from the Branches
Misty River
So peaceful
It looks so different with the mist
No one is around but me

~Aldo Kraas

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Thumb dimple Art

I was sitting in my living room, the sun was going down and the light was flooding across a bunch of tchotchkes on my bookshelf.  This is a closeup of a thumb dimple in a ceramic tea cup. Sweetie thought I was nuts but I think it's beautiful Art.

I love the shadows, the wood grain and the spiky dead leaves of what was a beautiful expensive fern that I killed.  Oops.

Clearly (pun intended) I can see Art anywhere.

Wouldn't this be an amazing piece of abstract Art to hang on the wall?

This is a wonderful piece of Art glass made by the daughter of a classmate of mine from high school.  Check out the Tide Line gallery. Their blog is great too!

Monday, April 12, 2010

West Coast sunset

Just beyond the sunset
Someone waits for me
Just beyond the sunset
Lies my destiny
Where the purple mountains
Lie in deep tranquillity
There I’ll find the treasure
Of love eternally 

An except from Just Beyond the Sunset by David Harris. 

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Back to work I go

Since I've been back at work I haven't made much effort to post.  But.... I've had plenty of time to take photo's and work in my garden.   I'll let the pic's speak for themselves.
A somewhat blurry but still pretty shot of Japanese Kerria.  One of the first things to bloom in my yard.
It's such a happy plant and it is growing almost 30' high up a cedar tree. 

My favourite clematis ~ and that's saying something because I LOVE clematis, is Clematis Armandii.  This lovely specimen is twining it's way around the post on my front porch.

We are lucky enough to have five flowering Japanese cherry trees lining our driveway.  I can't believe that the typhoon like wind we had last week left any blossoms but these ones hung on for dear life.  I believe our trees are Akebono.

While I do love a few varieties of Euphorbia I had no idea that this particular species ran like mint!  YIKES.  Between this and the Greek oregano my back yard is a MESS. I do enjoy the flower heads though.

And lastly, this just reminds me of Madonna.  Sorry, I couldn't resist.