Monday, October 25, 2010

M&M Monday

Blogger has changed; I can no longer just upload video onto my blog, I have to YouTube it first. So here you go, Millie pulling her dog bowl with her teeth!

A few pix from our morning. Such GLORIOUS weather we're having!

Maggie looking off the back porch. Go get the squirrel, Maggie!

View out LR window. See M&M?

Under the umbrella of the avocado tree.

Another view thru another houseplant that I don't know the name of.
[Hehhhhh . . . of which I do not know the name. Take that Grammar Nazis!]

Sweet Millie . . . 

 . . . likes to bury her nose in the leaves and sniff.
Sweet Maggie . . .
. . . leads the way back to the house.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fall Friday

My Porch Swing thru The Seasons

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.  
~ George Eliot

Currently autumn.

The days are deliciously crisp, and even tho we had such a dry summer, autumn colours are still GLORIOUS! As we move closer to this . . .

And back to this . . .

For everything, a season, etc.  :-)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Tree Hugger Chiro-sister

I'm in the process of writing a book based on my blog. So I've been going thru past blogposts. I've got some good stuff on here. I think, "Wow. That's really good . . . I wrote that?!" Every once in a while, someone stumbles onto my blog, thanks to doing the Googley Thing. Anyway, I don't often get a lot of comments, even tho I know I have a few faithful readers. I had one such pop-by last year & I was curious so I popped over to her sweet blog, The Happy Tree. Makes me smile. Anyway, she had a post of feeling a bit disconnected so I was going to write about accepting the season you're in, blah blah blah. But my prayer was that I write what she needed to hear, not what I wanted to say. And this poem is what came thru:  

You are never alone.
The whole world embraces you:
The sun smiles on your face
The wind kisses your cheek
and whispers hello
The earth says, "I'm here," every time you take a step.
The trees sway and dance with you in the breeze
The stars are there to remind you of the Light 
when you're in darkness.
Separation is in the mind.
Step into your heart
Do your art
and you find

Monday, October 18, 2010

M&M Monday

Last week, Millie found a new place to hang out:

Under the front porch steps.

Meanwhile, back at the labyrinth . . . 

Here's Maggie in her favourite spot.

The past week has just been GORGEOUS fall weather. Il fait frais!

View out LR window. See the girls heading up the hill?

View out kitchen window. Maggie in front of the woodshed.

Sweet Millie in the leaves.

Off the back porch.

Just hangin' out.  :-)

Monday, October 11, 2010

M&M Monday

I'm extra-diligent about the girls being on the ramp. There's no room for them to be side-by-side, or to pass by each other if they're going opposite directions, and I don't want them to take a spill over the side. Maggie went down and came back up the ramp while Millie was dallying up on the porch.

It seems we are at an impasse.
I wish I'd gotten this on video. Millie backed up the ramp all the way to the porch. But she was not happy and grumbled the whole way. Step-step. Grrr . . . roof! Step-step. Grrr . . . roof! And then a final bark as Maggie got up onto the porch. Woof-woof-woof! 

P.S. I was having problems uploading pix. This is the only one I could get, but it's the best story!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

PLAY Quote

The above is a quote from the book  Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul. If you click on the link, you'll find a wonderful interview with the author on the site, as well.. I haven't read the book yet, but as an educator, I always thought the best way to learn is thru play. Because it's just more funner for me as a teacher, and for the student. And I like the idea that there is scientific research to back me up for appearing to be frivolous. To quote Dr. Seuss: These things are fun, and fun is good.  Or something like that.

So you know what's funny? There's a review of the book entitled, "Meh."

Highlighted bits for my own amusement:

I really like the premise of this book, but it seemed a bit too "touchy-feely" or even fluffy - I was looking for a bit more grounded information about play, a bit more of the science behind it. What is presented here is definitely accessible, and probably is great for people that don't really understand "why play?". However, for someone involved in the field, the reading is a bit too light.

Oh the delicious irony!  It's so . . .  serious in tone. Because a book about play needs to be un-fluffy and heavy. This field s/he's involved in: is it a PLAYing field?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Whispers of JOY

From my dear friend Joy, whose book, Whispers of Joy, I have been savoring. Check out her blog, and I'll leave you with a quote with this morning's sunrise:

Monday, October 4, 2010

M&M Monday

See Millie peering out the window?

Hmmm . . . woof . . .

Gobble Gobble

Trotting down the road:

Trot trot

Visit from UPS Guy:

Smile Smile

Millie plants herself at the top of the ramp:

Heh heh hehhhhh

Later that afternoon . . . 

Maggie takes over the top of the ramp. Heh.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Quote of the Day

Beautiful tea cup from the Graphics Fairy. And quote from one of my favourite authors. I've been writing this blog for almost 4 years and have started to categorize and create pages. I've been updating my quotes page and I came across the above quote. I had slapped this quote up on March 12, 2008. But out of all the quotes I've posted, I couldn't tell you the dates of any of them. Except this one on a morning that was uneventful and ordinary. When I was updating my Favourite Quotes page, and I came across this quote, it brought back the day that I had been so nonchalant in posting. This was the day that Remi died so suddenly, without warning. So I needed to do something to diffuse the grief that was still lingering. A pretty tea cup makes it better.

My sweet Remi.

 Sunrise with Remi.  :-)