Eight years ago this week, we moved into our lovely house. Today Larry and a friend are on scaffolding and ladders with electric sanders prepping the outside of the house for its long-overdue paint job. House jobs are really never finished.
We love the sense of history of our 150ish year old house and are glad to caretake it so that it lasts for another century or two.
This is an eight year old blog about moving in.
When I turned 60, that number looked big; but when I listen to my thoughts or look into my heart or look around me I feel much, much younger. But even if I were turning 100 it would still feel insignificant after our journey in 2011 to a magical place in Nova Scotia that is 350 million years old. Continue reading
I wrote this post 5 years ago. We’re very happy with our place in the universe – Bear River. – Flora
I can’t resist picking up a purple cabbage at the grocery store. Oh the colour is so rich and the slicing reveals the most intricate patterns. I noticed that the line from the middle spiral outwards. Is everything in creation a series of spirals?
I came across this totally easy and VERY TASTY recipe called Warm Red Cabbage, Red Onion and Apple Slaw. Even the title is visually appealing.
I use apple cider vinegar instead of balsamic, but I’m sure both are delicious. I also add a handful of walnuts. AND, I keep it on the stove until the cabbage is soft. That means putting a lid on it at the end.
The book Vegetarian by Joanne Weir is out of print, but here’s a link to it.
It’s snowing outside, the washing machine is washing, and the kitchen is filled with a sweet and sour fragrance. The cat is curled up by the fire. Larry is upstairs creating an ad for this season’s Bear River Artworks Gallery.
Reminder to self: the studio calls.
Snow storms are very OK if you don’t have to drive anywhere. But even better is having a walking destination that leads to:
- a delicious Sissiboo Coffee latte that I could never emulate at home
- a place with wonderful art
- somewhere with just the right music
- friendly folks
So Larry and I bundle up and slip and slide down the hill.
Then over the little bridge from the Digby County to Annapolis County side.
Then into Sissiboo Coffee Bar and Gallery for a treat and to enjoy the art.
See more of Penny’s stitching, dyeing and fibre story-telling at her blog
I’ve left out the conversations about the recent local Herring Deaths, the Trump stories, the agony of aging parents, the state of the world, heating systems, fostering creativity, music concerts and lost cats.
I’ve left out the Bob Dylan, John Prine and similar sounds in the cafe.
I’ve left out the stop at the post office.
And finally, the walk home……
And then a peek into the studio at my newest creation. A need to add some colour to this beautiful, monochromatic world.
And finally for you, dear reader, a little puzzle.