Friday, November 16, 2012

This Moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Inspired by Soulemama

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Salmon Run


The salmon run is on at Goldstream Park so we took advantage of a beautiful fall day and went to witness the amazing journey of these creatures. Salmon come to Goldstream so spawn then die. The river bed was full of fish fighting their way up-stream. They are huge, sometimes I forget how big these fish are, and so very determined. It really reminds you that the journey may be rough but the rewards can be great. Watching these fish gives me new motivation to work through difficult and trying things. I'm glad April got to see it, she was pointing out all the fish and birds. April loved all the splashing and made sure we all paid attention if there was some splashing going on.
We also enjoyed the other sights fall brings to the park. The trees were beautiful orange and yellows and there were plenty of leaves for collecting. Days like today are what get me through the long, dark winter ahead. The sun was warm and made the day all the better. The salmon run is an annual wonder that shouldn't be missed. I'm thankful we got to see it this year and have a day in the sun and leaves at the same time.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Things have been pretty quiet in our home lately. We have been nursing a couple colds, cutting new teeth, making new friends and tending to the homestead. The fall garden is slow but still alive. Our bees are wet and grumpy, best left alone at this point. The chickens love the mud and still lay 5 eggs everyday. Zooey hates the rain and spends most of her days whining and then chasing squirrels. The days are shorter and colder. It is wet and grey. We are definitely hunkering down for winter. That means, however, that I finding myself with wool in my hands once again and we are starting in on all the food we put by this summer. A lovely reward for a seasons work. Here are a few picture from the past month.

Hope you all have had been well lately and that we will see more of each other on this space.