28 June 2011
27 June 2011
Truth be told, I've been a little uncomfortable with the vegetables coming up any which way, without clear row markers to tell me where to weed and where to hoe. Then tonight we explore the garden together at sunset and uncover the unexpected, like sunflowers with the garlic and chard with the peas. There's a strange beauty that comes with weeds and crooked patterns. So much for rows!
26 June 2011
The air is bright with conversation and laughter as we come through the doors. Seats are pulled out for us and there are nods of recognition. Within seconds, volunteers serve the meal while firefighters pour coffee with a joke and a smile. Supper at the firehall gives another glimpse of community in Nova Scotia.
24 June 2011
17 June 2011
Is someone there? I race down the stairs to find Liane has come to check on me. The evening goes from humdrum to delightful. There never was a sound so lovely as a (friendly) knock on the door.
14 June 2011
We hang up from our call and I know things are shifting once again; she'll be across an ocean now. Even though we've been provinces apart for almost two years, it's hard to say goodbye. Then thoughts of future intercontinental shenanigans come to mind. I smile. What's an ocean to these two squirrels?
12 June 2011
11 June 2011
10 June 2011
06 June 2011
05 June 2011
Some days feel like gifts from morning to end, and the sunshine that greeted me this morning was the first sign that today was going to be special. An early morning swim, an incredible bike ride by the ocean, time in the community garden, friends over for dinner, and a concert at the fire hall . . . what a day!
03 June 2011
Sometimes a little, pleasurable habit gets laid aside and forgotten for awhile. Then when it's rediscovered, I wonder how it ever slipped away. This happens often with avocados. But tonight I remembered how wonderful it is to have a glass of wine with dinner.