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...a glimpse into life on Vancouver Island, needle felting, photography, food, gardening, etcetera...etcetera
"Happiness always looks small when you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and at once you learn how big and precious it is."
Maxim Gorky

Friday, January 13, 2012

Song for Friday...surprise!

My husband had something cooked up for my birthday and guess what it was?
My daughter flew out from Toronto with beau Paul to surprise me!!
It's been such a lovely time to see her for a few days, the weather has been amazing
and we've been eating lots, playing games, watching movies and 
just chillin' together...
Thanks sweeties for getting this whole thing together and making it one of 
the best birthdays EVER!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Night vision...

Sunday night when I went out to the barn to close up the goats,
the moon was so bright and beautiful.
I went back into the house to get my camera.
No flashlight needed tonight.
In fact no flash on the camera either...
When it's bright and quiet like this, I can hear what I can't on other nights.
Owls calling from far away, dogs barking from up the road...
 ...things just seem a little friendlier.
Makes you a bit giddy in fact.
The goats seemed to want to stay out just a little later, being able to see a little clearer...
My cat Ruben acting crazy... his tail puffed up as he races around after me...
...too fast in motion, he ends up quite ghostly on camera...
As I walk back past the windows of the barn, I know the power of a full moon...
It's nights like these, I think of Hondo Crouch.
His poem 'Lukenbach Moon' was on an old Jerry Jeff Walker album I had
and ever since I first heard it 32 years ago I think of it when I see
a big bright full moon.