A Personal series of dispatches from Rural Ontario Canada

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

mellow,hairy hohoho

 i really don't know why the dogs were so tuckered out


 but they were definitely dreaming of tidbits from our dinner to come..
 harmony

 Luna grinning..

Toronto tales


Toronto is no longer my home town. staying in hotels there can feel a bit stark-disconnected from the world..crisp linen is nice..and not sharing the bed with two canines is also nice for a change..sigh
the view outside was the 401 highway on one view..and this lovely place of worship on the other side of parking lot..

 we ate Thai food and took pictures of each other..like tourists

 ahh this is more like it...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

let it snow let it snow let it snow

 At the risk of being repetitive i just feel the need to show off the wonderful dogs
 who don't seem to mind the snow much at all
 especiallywith new coats



our cat Ned however prefers to rest in my favourite bowls!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

second day home in the cabin

The frosty temperatures and brutal winds persisted and transformed our little outside world..as it was advised not to travel in the blizzard-like a wise owl ..I didn't :-)










 well deserved rest..

The day offered me another oportunity to connect with the dogs and further instil pack leader expectations on Edgar/Eddie..and of course cuddle and play too! I wrote Christmas cards and prepped them for mailing ..and ate enough carbs to satisfy my winter hibernation ready body..Cooper our resident friendly visitor spent time with the doggies and froliced a bit.but mostly we have been inside ..our skins flaky from too much dry air and heat...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Snow offers a refuge

of sorts..Although the howling and sheer magnitude of nature's fury made me humble-i was grateful for the full blown excuse to stay inside,make homemade cards,spend time with my so  and the indoor furkids. I fretted a bit about welfare and warmth of chickens,pots and goats..but all seemed to be faring well in their shelters-with lots of fresh water,hay ,food and each other




a rather fruitless exercise

Monday, December 06, 2010

A little more cuteness never hurts

I have just experienced the nicest weekend in a long time with my daughter..She visited with us due to a doctor's appointment in our town today - we had two whole nights with her ..and she was with us the entire time hurrah! My almost twenty year old daughter..sigh..and so much evidence of her spark and maturity..I feel  so proud of her!
Taking a couple of days off recently have bolstered my energy and well being also-work and it's demands were wearing on me and I am not a natural,dedicated full time worker. There is a lot of "give' in my work ..so at times  I need to give back a bit to me and my universe ;-) ..
my s.o. kindly took a day off today to drive her back in threatening snow squallish conditions..so I am comfy ,warm and content here at home on a scheduled vacation day..spending time with Ollie,Savannah,cats ..and now welcome to..









                                          Eddie ..formerly Buddy





 Ollie is adjusting...
 a rare still moment..

Gus finds a cozy nook in bathroom

Sunday, November 21, 2010

the wonder and transformational power of art


Showing and selling at a local dynamic art show/sale has been a tonic indeed ..Friday night..Saturday day and finally today I have had the opportunity to both connect with my creative counterparts and those beautifully appreciative folks in my community who love art...Affirming and heartwarming I feel energized and ready to keep at it !Sometimes it's so important to step out into the world and meet your patrons in order to remember what else matters..