Sunday, April 14, 2013

Forest Bathing

Forest bathing.  I spent the weekend doing it.

I knew it was going to be a good weekend when the mornings looked like this.

My boyfriend picked me up in his car.

                                                                Surrounded by moss.

 Look up, look way up.

 Is my boyfriend Palmer not the cutest?

 Flowering currant.  One of the first foods for hummingbirds.

The forest floor is beautiful.

 Mount Garibaldi.

Alpha Peak of the Tantalus Range.

Forest bathing.  I can't get enough of it.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Sampler

Joe is closing in on his fourth hour of watching the Curling World Championships.  Canada and Sweden are duking it out for first place.  I absolutely glaze over when this is on TV, so I thought I'd post a few photos of my weekend instead.

Here goes....

Goodness Jar Update:  I am 4 months into this project and I haven't missed a day yet.  There is a lot of good in this world, folks.  I'm often surprised with how many things I write down on any given day.

 On Friday, Joe and I celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary.  He was working from home so I said, "Hey, I'll come home for lunch.  Whaddaya wanna make me?"  I came home to wieners and french fries.

We ordered in sushi from Kozo for our anniversary dinner.  Not a wiener in sight.
The Japanese have a wonderful expression for spending time in the woods:  Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing.  Do you not love that expression?  From now on instead of using the word 'hiking', I am now going to say I am off to bathe in the forest.  I did a lot of forest bathing this weekend.

This is who I am missing this weekend.  The sweetest ball of fluff that ever walked the earth.  Spirit died two summers ago but I think about him ALL THE TIME!  I could weep just looking at this picture of him.

One of the highlights of my weekend was going to see my friend Janice (far right) perform in a local production of 'Calendar Girls'.  She is brave and a risk-taker.  Janice is an inspiration.  We should all be so brave and willing to take such risks. 

How was your weekend?  I hope it was relaxing and full of fun.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Fire's Burning

I have just come inside my house after enjoying our fourth fire in as many days.  Man, I love sitting around the firepit in my backyard on these warm, balmy evenings!  Robins chirping good night, stars overhead, bats swooping, frogs singing their love songs in the bog behind our house, logs crackling in the firepit.  A spring symphony.

I have had a love affair with outdoor fires all my life.  Laying them, lighting them, poking them, sitting around them.

They don't call me "One Match Nanc" for nuthin'.