Friday, September 12, 2014

Keep On The Sunny Side

Keep on the sunny side,
Always on the sunny side
Keep on the sunny side of life,
It will help us ev-'ry day,
it will brighten all the way,
If we keep on the sunny side of life.
A.P. Carter

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

And It Snowed

Four months and six days after the last time - it snowed.
But, who's counting? Right?
While the girls have spent a lot of time outside mucking around, Hoss sits inside and does this:
This boy can eat. Period. 

"Who you makin' fun of?"

Big Boy has life figured out and can pretty much run this show from his high chair. We all just work for him, anyway.
Notice the grey hue in all these photos? It's a color we know too well.

After three days of snow, wet, and muck my girls have been singing Christmas carols at the top of their lungs and I quietly weep into my coffee.
Truly though, Alberta is a fine place to live and our summer is quite lovely. It generally falls mid week - between a Monday and a Thursday.We love those three gentle days. 
She ain't for the faint of heart. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

One of Our Last

While the sunlight has enveloped that beautiful hue, combines are circling the fields, and apples are being processed, us northern folks are shakin' in our boots.

There are big, fat flakes in the near forecast. While temperatures are warm now, we know what's coming. Bare legs today, possible snow boots this week.

You would think the earth is near extinction, though, as you hear bits of conversation around these parts.

"Get outside and play! It's going to snow soon and you won't be able to ride your bike so easily!"

"Do you want to come over for a campfire? We should enjoy one of our last nice days."

"We went out to Sheerness to let the kids muck in the water, you know it's all going to be over soon."

Oh, you goofs! Sure, it'll snow, but it will warm up again.  Don't let Environment Canada's potty mouth bring you down. Enjoy what's here today. Get outside! Soak in the rays and don't let it get away.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Big Cloud Country

Yoo hoo! I am still here.

I bet you think I have great stories of the all the things I have been up to this summer. You know the typical blog stuff: do-it-yourself projects, tutorials, and recipes. A little bit of wow all typed up onto one page.  Maybe even a post about a holly-day or two.

Alas, read on, Sisters.  

I have been busy doing perfectly normal things, like laying in the middle of a pasture taking photos of giant storm clouds rolling through.

Do you find it at all odd, that I might run down the lane with a camera, in the wind and impending doom? No one nearby but my dear old hound dog? Do you see a hint of crazy in these photos? Remember, this is Alberta, we do like to talk weather here.
I looked around while the smell of rain settled in my nose and thought about the bales out east that caught fire because of lightning striking out of the sky. I realized I was probably the tallest thing out in that prairie grass and thought it might be best if I hit the ground.  No, these pictures weren't taken at a different angle for dramatic effect, they were taken with survival in mind.

Thank you to those of you who sent a note my way to check in on me. I hope to be back to my irregular posting soon.

Miss you, sweet friends.

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