Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hotter than California

We are having 30 degree weather, hotter even, than California.  In fact, the temperatures we are having are more typical of July than early May.  We've been sitting on the deck for a month already.

This begonia was in an Easter planter.  I transplanted it outside about 3 weeks ago.
Grape is greening, about 6 weeks early.

Brilliant sunshine and baking heat.  Apple tree on the left is in blossom.
What you may not know, is that we never plant our flowers and gardens before the May long weekend (3rd weekend) because the danger of frost is no longer present.  We are enjoying an extra two months of summer weather this year.

Thank you global warming?

Friday, April 29, 2016

A Picture to Remember all of the Good Times

Believe it or not, that child's sombrero is my age.  When my Mom was expecting me, my parents went on a trip to Mexico.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Au revoir Damien

This is my favorite picture of Damien as an adult. It really captures who he is: calm, deep thinker, quiet, respectful, kind... I took this a few months ago to add to my knitting projects gallery on Ravelry.  He always poses patiently for me to get the right shot.

Well, he's leaving home on Sunday, May 1st.  Going to pursue his studies in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the neighbouring province.  It's a pretty little jewel of a city with a lovely Campus and downtown core, perfect really, for Damien to reinvent himself.

I have tears in my eyes as I write this.

So Sunday, my boy and I are getting in the Prius and driving the five or so hours that will separate us at least for the next two years.  He said he will be home at Christmas but probably not at any other time as his program, after-degree Nursing,  is intense and crowded into two whole years of back to back semesters.

I will miss his gentle manner, his respectful, discrete demeanour, the kindness he shows to everyone he interacts with, his blue eyes, the friends he gathers almost weekly at our house and of course, his love and concern for us...