Monday, March 31, 2014

Fifteenth wedding anniversary tomorrow.  Yikes... where have those years gone since I stepped onto the Qantas plane in Australia, with my doggie,  to come to Canada and marry my online guy.  With not much more than my favourite quilts, a few clothes, my dog, and some cherished photographs I ventured forth to a new land and began a new chapter in my life.  Loving the bears and the wildlife ... especially the two little twin boy deers who seem to have become my daily visitors lately.  They'll soon be gone for the summer ... but maybe if I'm lucky they will return next year with their offspring.     Gorgeous photo of a precious little squirrel with her baby.  

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Terrible times for so many people around the world whilst we wait for some sign of the missing Malaysian 777 airplane.  So big, yet its disappeared.  I was hoping last night when I saw on the news that Australia had found something in the vast Indian Ocean that at last we might have some details about it all... but so far they can't find it now from a satellite image so we're back to the beginning I think.   One can only imagine the heartbreak and sadness for these families.  

An image to add to your stash if you are saving them from my blog.  Can never have too many "happy birthday" cards to send to family and friends.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Quite an eventual few days up here in the woods.   Flood under the house ..... broken pipe from the frozen conditions.  Urgh!  It was very difficult even digging into the snow and ice for several feet  to get to the outside door even before it could be repaired.  Snow sure is beautiful but it can be horrendous at times when it freezes into stuff like cement.    As I sit here at my computer I have my tablet on my desk and loving the new screensaver I purchased for 99 cents.  A great big brown bear in the woods putting his foot into the stream when the salmon swim by. Little squirrels climbing along logs, lots of gorgeous trees and sunlight, and of course deer and at the far end of the scene there is a posted sign to beware of Dozer... (my sweet and dear old doggie who had to be put to sleep last July).   I embedded the photo of him onto the tree and there's a lantern hanging on the branch beside him.  Waterfall further on and moose too.  It's a bit like looking out my window...  :-)  And today was nice and sunny ... I guess Spring has sprung.   Looking forward to seeing the grass growing again ......

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

I'm grumpy today after finding a pretty nightie I'd like on internet.  Went through the processing of it ... reasonably priced at $28 .. only to find at checkout it was $10 for tax which I highly doubt would be that much ..... then they wanted to charge $35 for postage from California to British Columbia.  We're neighbours ...  so I gave up and logged out ... never to enjoy the lovely thing I wanted to buy.  I get so annoyed that they rip people off with postage.  There is no way it would cost that much.   So instead of the $28 I was looking at originally they wanted to charge me $73.   I guess that's what happens when you live in the woods with not many stores around that have the things you want....   boo hoo!  If you live in California and you read this I'd love to hear your opinion on the postage thing and the tax .....