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"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, August 2, 2013

Song for Friday...for Sam

The Be Good Tanyas have been a favorite band of mine since the minute
I heard them on CBC about 13 years ago.
Sam Parton, one of the band members has had a really rough go of it in the
past year of not only being in one car accident but TWO and
then having to face brain surgery due to a aneurism
found during a CT scan.
I wish her all the best and a speedy recovery.
Here now a little ditty by the girls.
Sam is on lead vocals on this one.
Have a great weekend all!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The right stuff...

So your`re off on a perfect summer day to the river...
Check your list to make sure you`ve got all the right stuff...
swim suits? Check.
snacks? Check.
sunglasses? Check.
snorkels and masks? Check.
camera? Check.
dogs? Check.

Last week we hiked down to the Chemainus river, through bee buzzing fields of alfapha... 
Pastures long since abandoned by cows...
...down to the warmest swimming holes...
...and yes, with duckling in tow!
My friend Irma had been given an orphan duckling by someone who
found her all alone in a field. I supposed that something may have
plucked her up and accidently dropped her before the human found her.

Since she hasn't been accepted by Irma's other ducks, she's been following around her surrogate
mom and has a bit of separation anxiety when left alone.
So what better place to take her than for a swim in the river on a hot summers day!
Rachel was in heaven too!
We all got in on some ducky-love...

Her name is Buttercup.

Time for a little stroll up river...
We could walk for miles and miles on this lovely July afternoon...
Delicate grasses dancing on the banks...

Griff and brother Frank...double doodle dog paddle...
...later we moved over to this great, deep swimming hole to finish off our day...
Best duck day ever!!

"Today is the perfect day for a perfect day."