Tuesday, August 16, 2016


 The time is just racing by and things are going well at the lake. Some renovations and spring cleaning happened and we've had family visiting. That's a glorious thing.
I will be getting back to my crafts soon. One of the things I am trying to learn are a few different pick up band weaving techniques. This one is called horizontal stripe pick up.
 Also I need to get back to his exploration of Leno lace.  This is probably the simplest form, called 1x1. I have a lot to learn about Leno lace.

 And here is my basic evening knitting project. It will be a scarf for BS. It is merino sock yarn and the stitch is called Hunter's Stitch. Athe some point this crazy heat has to break, right?

This sunrise happened a week ago. I have edited the photo to intensify the colour. But not by much. What a palette,eh? 

Monday, April 11, 2016

A comparison - Ontario to Texas

 Well on the eve of leaving for Home North I am reflecting on some differences between the two homelands. Where we live in Ontario there is possible more water than there is land. We live in the thick boreal forest, very much a wilderness area.

And not too far east of us is Lake Superior, the largest lake in the world. Did you know that a lunar tide can be measured on this lake?

Where we live in Texas has some small towns everywhere. And it is a livestock producing agricultural area. There are a few rivers in the region.

Of particular interest is a comparison of the size of Texas and Ontario. In terms of area: Texas is 268,820 sq miles or 696,241 sq km. Ontario has Texas beat easily with 415,598 sq miles or 1.08 million sq km.

Sigi loved both homes as we do too. A bouquet of gratitude for the differences between the two places and that they provide such good homes for us. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Soon to Fly North

Picking the time to go north is a tough one when you are a snowbird. We have no family, no schedules, and just one deadline. The latter is imposed by government and applies to visitors.
And so we have to consider weather for the drive and weather for the last few kilometres in to camp.

I am so eager to get there and find the tranquility and beauty my soul needs. Talk to you in a few days.