Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Libraries & slides, together at last...

I can see this in both your houses.

Swaddled Bats!

This just made me smile...rescued bats in Australia.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Reorganized TEA!

8 O'clock on a Saturday night...livin the dream!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Chest of plants!

This looks like it belongs in Emberella cat's life.

Anybody know where I can get air plants?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I'd Sing You A Morning Golden and New

My Dad belongs to the Toronto Field Naturalists and they have been choosing nature-themed songs to sing at their 90th Anniversary celebrations. So Jaja and Dad and I went through the list, singing and listening and discussing options. Three songs particularly made me grin, and for days I've been trying to sing two of them without the benefit of knowing the words or the music.

Everyday as I work in gardens:

Another gardening song, and this one makes me giggle:

Finally, I fell in love with this song. It makes a perfect lullaby, perfect for a raspberry or a large zucchini:
Here's another longer version of it, if like me, you feel the need to listen to it over and over again:

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Story time!

Here's another story I wrote and illustrated as a small one. The picture is really how I thought factories were like on the inside - a chocolate factory would be filled with chocolate till about three quarters full, and if they needed caramel there would be a wall in the middle with the other half of the building filled up with caramel. I believed that the Redpath sugar factory we drove past on was filled up with sugar. I imagined sliding on all the sugar in the big slanted pipes that connected the different buildings of the factory, and I thought that there was a little hatch in one wall where you would take your sugar bag, and when you opened the hatch the loose sugar would slide out to fill up your bag. It's just the way things were.

"You put it in the hand and then it go's throo the tuoob and ckrachis it up and euch lil pees turs in to a choklit Bar. and then it grops in to some choklit and carmel and so it Bill-ds up, and then it go theroo a tuoob and the tuoob ad's peenat's and then it comes out a chrap door. and it is cold the coklit maker. "
(translation: You put it in the hand and then it goes though the tube and crunches it up and each little piece turns into a chocolate bar, and then it drops into some chocolate and caramel and so it builds up, and then it goes through a tube and the tube adds peanuts and then it comes out a trap door, and it is called the chocolate maker.)

Walks with Riley

okay, so this post is a few weeks old... but still fresh enough to be tasty!

It was on walks with Riley that I saw my first spring bulbs blooming in full coloured splendour.  There were patches of them all over the neighbourhood. The gardens were flooded with them. Cooled by the lake they were only peeping out their green tips in my neighbourhood. I will get to watch spring twice! Once with Riley, and once waking up in my own garden and sleepy neighbourhood.

One night as we walked along the train tracks, I looked across into a brightly lit window and saw couples ballroom dancing. The hush of the night and the warm light the dancers spun in made it quite magical. night light

I also liked discovering all sorts of wonderful street art everywhere we walked. There was a bull hiding in the bushes, and thumper standing on a bridge. There were whales swimming in the watering shaft of light of an old church window.

I found Batman and Robin kissing on a manhole cover:

And excellent graffiti art for grumpy days...
Grey Bird Looking For The Perfect Beat ...beside street art for days of harmony.

Then one day we went down an alley way and found this garage door (mersheep! mermonkeys!) and some divinely sensible soul starting vegetables under a cold frame. A kindred spirit :)
mersheep! mermaids! mermonkeys!

While at home Basmati waited for us...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Kiwi baby!

Did anyone else know about baby kiwis? Or kiwi berries, supposedly? Yummy and cute!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Well... it made my Saturday better

A little long but 2 pretty awesome the little hey ya dance!

Jammie jamm jam

I made superfood jam :)

Monday, April 1, 2013

I want these!

Favourite one

Emberella cat made me an Easter egg hunt! It was only my second one ever and made me very happy. This one hanging off the crane was my favourite. :)