Thursday, December 10, 2015

How quickly a month goes by!

It's hard to believe that it's over a month since I've posted here.  Things got really busy for a while. Well actually things are still really busy. But I thought I'd take a moment to bring this blog up to date.
I went through some of the photos I'd taken to review the highlights. The include trips, art shows, demonstrations, photos walks, and cooking....

We took a trip to Vancouver to see my brother and his family. Here's my bro with his vintage bicycle.

And here are two of my 12-year-old niece Calla's paintings. She's a talented girl with art--plus she can figure skate.

I've rejoined my Wednesday Art group and we put together a group show last weekend.  It was fun but a lot of effort.  This is Marjorie showing some of her latest work and below her Victoria with a couple of her paintings.

I was pleased that one of my little paintings sold at that show.  And now a few of us are working on another group show for January.

On November 29 we joined thousands around the world to focus attention on the need to address global warming. There was a pretty good turnout at the Parliament buildings including my friends Liz and Sue, and this young woman with a very important message.

My photographer friend Jackie and I have taken a couple of nice photo walks, one in my area and the other in Chinatown. Here are a few images. These first two are closeups of the painted telephone poles from my Fernwood neighbourhood.

Chinatown presents some amazing photo opportunities. I'll post more from this day later.

Son Ben returned from Haida Gwaii with a box of Chanterelle mushrooms so some feasting was in order. These were the ingredients for an amazing pasta dish.  

I'll stop now because you can see I've been busy.  Now we're cozying up and getting ready for the festive season.  I'll try to do better with posting from now on.


  1. So great to see you pop up on my side bar.
    Your niece is beyond fabulous !
    Beautiful artwork.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. Yes isn't she terrific! Quite a talent.

  3. Terrific shots, and yes, your niece does have talent.


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