Thursday, May 31, 2012

Rockelbel's Canon - ThePianoGuys

We first saw Jon Schmidt a couple of years ago when he did a concert in Calgary (see post here). He and his cello co-conspirator have become a major YouTube sensation, and justifiably so.

Saturday, May 26, 2012


The plowed furrows in the field across the street have a lovely pattern in the evening light,
and the evening is so lovely and peaceful...relief.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Raindrops on poppies

It was a lovely break of a rainy day: 
she napped and cuddled, we made muffins, and then Daddy came home for waffles and wine.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Time to Be in Earnest

Time To Be In Earnest: A Fragment Of AutobiographyTime To Be In Earnest: A Fragment Of Autobiography by P.D. James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I expected not to like Time to Be In Earnest simply on the principle of it being an autobiography and therefore being navel-gazing. Consequently, I was happily surprised to really enjoy it.

I liked the format of the book--part daily diary, part lifelong history. I thought James combined the two well, going from a discussion of a minute detail of her life to the broader topic of, for instance, the purpose of the BBC, fairly effortlessly.

James referenced a number of events and people of whom I had no notion, so at times it was handy to have the internet close by to look things up, and that was a bit arduous.

It is clear that James loves her country--the cities, the churches, the country landscape, the ocean, the language. This love comes through her writing clearly, and with me reading, she was preaching to the choir.

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Sunday, May 06, 2012

Closing the Day

She brought me my glasses and insisted I get up, 
and thus began another day with my two favourite people.

Friday, May 04, 2012


We planted potatoes together: I dug the holes, she put the potatoes in and we covered them up together.
It is so much fun to hang out with a curious two year old.