coyotes at the carwash

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My early Saturday morning included a quick trip through the car wash.  Well, it wasn’t that quick as I kept getting the message “card not read, try another one” as I fumbled in my wallet on the passenger seat to get another card out to try. Continue reading

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catching a look back at me

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My friend is an avid hunter.  Something I’m not.  I don’t deal well with dead animals or the killing of them which makes me a supermarket hunter.

I’ve had talks with my friend about his love of hunting with his pride in providing for his family and pride in the hounorable hunt.  In that I learn of his respect for the animals he hunts as well as an abiding wonder as he sees a herd of elk or bears lumbering across the field below his tree stand or a wild turkey by the side of the road.  And he shares the excitement of watching deer and seeing a moose lift his huge head as he munches soft meadow greens.

My friend tells me of all this.  He sends pictures of the animals he sees as he works in the wilderness of the rocky mountains.  He shares a zen with the wildlife around us and  when he sent me this picture he was in awe of the wildness and depth his camera caught. I like that about him.

Photo Courtesy of Martin Istok

 

a little blue kitchen aide

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I believe the friendships we are gifted with kind of show up when we need them most for our souls.  This sounds all lofty, but think about it…… think about the friendships beyond Facebook friends; the friendship that is there for you alone that isn’t measured by likes. The friendship this little blue bird has with Tanya.  Continue reading

lazy Saturday

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Well, not exactly lazy.  It seems the Protestant work ethic instilled by step-mom kicks in subconsciously and I can’t relax until the housework is done, the laundry put away and dinner, if not started, at least planned.

After our walk around the neighbourhood, Jasmine and I doze and read my book, and doze some more.  Foggy waking up in the quiet afternoon. Lazy Saturday.