Saturday, March 29, 2008

Lights Out for Earth Hour-Pass It On!

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Why Lights? Because our use of fossil fuels is contributing to global climate change. In 2007, the people of Sydney, Australia, decided that they could send a powerful message for change by turning off all their lights at the same time. More than 2 million citizens and businesses did so. Now, the World Wildlife Fund is taking Sydney's history-making moment global by encouraging people, business, and communities all over the world to turn off their lights and demand action on climate change.
If you don't agree wish to participate, it's okay. I'm doing it for my grandchildren's grandchildren.
Candle Power!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Welcome Little Girl!

Just heard the fantastic news that Cynthia's baby girl arrived today, all tiny, soft and pink! Congratulations Cynthia and Mike and Big Brother Ben.
I was always rooting for the Think Pink Team. So happy for you all. xxxooo

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Is It Really Spring Already?

As we had to make a little trip into White Rock today, we thought it would be nice to go down to the beach for a walk. The wind was just blowing in as cold as cold could be. In fact, it had been snowing just 10 minutes before we arrived at the beach! As you can see from these pictures, there were only a few people braving the elements. And even though there was plenty of parking, we hadn't brought any coinage along, so we walked from the top of the steep hill down to the water. Down was okay, but uphill was slow slogging!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Wonder of Spring

We have lived in this house for almost three years now and you'd think from year to year I'd remember what happens outside in my garden, but I don't. To me, that too is the wonder of Spring.

I love looking out my kitchen window into our back yard especially at this time of year. Over the past few weeks first snowdrops, then crocuses, probably planted most likely by the first owner, a gardener of some repute I've been told, have popped up on our lawn. There is a name for throwing down bulbs --no not lazy!!--I believe it's called natural gardening--and planting them where they land. It is a nice concept but one I always fear. At this time of year you start hearing the lawnmower engines come roaring back to life in the neighbourhood and I worry that the cutting bug will be caught by my beloved too, and he would have no choice but to mow them down! So far so good.
But I digress. On Monday when I looked out of our window I saw little patches of purple all over the lawn and it was right then that I remembered-the Violets have returned! They are so tiny and delicate. I've never had them in any of our former houses, nor actually seen violets before except for the ones you can buy in the veggie market. I just love them. I grabbed my camera and took a picture of just one little cluster.

Aren't they something? I happily share mine with you just in case your lawnscape hasn't been naturally planted. Happy Spring everyone!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter Everyone

Wishing everyone a joyous Easter!

Friday, March 14, 2008

My Grandson is now a Blogger!

I invite you to take a walk over to the newly created blog created by my grandson. The name?

Welcome Cameron. You are off to a great start with lots of links too. Nanny will need to learn a thing or three from you that's for sure! Can't wait to read all about his life as a big brother to five sisters! But first get rid of the flu that's hit all but three in your family. Love you Cameron.