Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Omg! It was The Photo Trip of a Life Time, seeing the Polar Bears! A shlep to get to, but worth every nanosecond! Our adrenaline was pumping full speed, as we stepped off the "little" eight seat De Havilland plane. That my darlings included the very cute pilot ( sorry I forgot to take his picture). We were met by two terrific guides, Terry & Andy. They happened to be our body guards as well (armed with rocks, flares, pepper spray & the big cahoonas). The Tundra was still in it's full autumn glory. Patches of crimson, gold, rust, mushroom, shades of browns, ombre of grays to black, sky blue and rainbows of greens glimmered before our eyes. Playing follow the leader, we marched like little soldiers off the tarmac (gravel airstrip) into the brush to our home for the next four days.... Seal River Lodge. Suddenly there was a scramble to find your camera! A bear was spotted a far distance away. Of course, it took ME forever to find the butter colored "lump" that was a bear! Little did everyone know, those pictures were to be deleted because better ones where waiting to be snapped. Our host & hostess were the delightful & charming, Mike & Jeanne Reimer. We were taught bear etiquette. GIVE THE BEARS SPACE. Not so easy when your are looking out of a picture window and Papa Bear is checking you out. Delicious dinner? Or just some odd - balls in a glass & wooden cage!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Well, this is it! Our photographic endeavor to the top of Canada. Hudson Bay! We are very hopeful that we will get to see the Polar Bears. How can so cute and cuddly creatures be so dangerous and carnivores too boot? Well, at least they make some very good photography subjects. Look here next week for some, we hope will be amazing adventures and a new recipe! Until then hugs to all.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
AFTER A BEAUTIFUL CRISP WALK THIS MORNING, YOU KNOW, THE KIND THAT GIVES YOU ROSY CHEEKS, I NEEDED TO THINK OF SOMETHING DELICIOUS FOR DESSERT TONIGHT. HMMMMMM... FRESH FIGS!!! FIGS ARE A WONDERFUL FALL FRUIT!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Well after a very long learning curve, I'm giving it a whirl. Trying for me, this new thang called a blog!
To Sal & Ellen, the gals who are swell!
& all who attended, ring that Tea Bell,
Here are some Jabberwocky of memories for you!
Sue L’s quotes written, started, on line
The Rabbit hole to jump into was at the beginning of your stay
The Queen of Hearts playing cards, Ellen & Sal ushering the way
No cooking to do.
Old friends with free hugs, lines deep
New friends with free hugs by the heap
Do you have a trade I can keep?
Having Tea with Alice, ID tags
Ferric chloride solution
etching on metal, wiping with rags
Taryn the Mad Hatter
The Many Hat’s of Keith “Le Beau”
Hot Tub soaks
7 am wake-up calls
Autumn Leaves crunching, beneath my feet
Hot steaming coffee
Journaling with Mrs. Pom
Photo journalist for the day
setting up The Market Place, it did bustle
Was all happening on that first day, hustle
“Who is she anyway?”
no popcorn in site
To Market, To Market ( Oh what a night)
To shop?......well just a bit!
Then off to Sweet Dreams
The pillow we hit.
New ideas dancing in our minds, still alit!
My Cupi is off to a new land & home
a Vineyard in Australia, she is to roam
Tea Cup Challenge,
A chance at Somerset Mag,
A basket of sewn kittens,
Flamingo’s with a heart
T’was all included in this weekend of Art.
Soldering my inheritance, I did lot’s of dribble
Kecia, a new teacher, so cool, collected, did not quibble
Rebecca & Jane gave me moral support
so I was able to show off my work at night court
The Night ending in Nicole’s felting class
with good ol’e Ann being naturally crass!
MY FABULOUS ROOMIE MISS ELIZABETH D
the two of us together were busy as a bee
Lot’s of new trinkets where Parade that night
Prince Charming was Lois’s delight!
Pamela’s Wonderland Journal was the next class I tried
Can it be near the end?.........Oh no I cried!
But Colleen, Laura & Traci their sewing, ever so grand
BZ, Elizabeth,& Jane sprang to the machines to give it a hand
Violet Crumbles still awaited
Doris, Mimmi,the doll girls, stated
An explosion of things to do & see, still awaited
The Art Girlz, Linda & Tracey
Dime store Dayz, Terri
Domino necklace by Diane RH
Icons with Janette
Book Signing Lisa Kettell
Lillian Albertti, Kimberly too
This list is way too short & naming just a precious few
We Miss you Mr. Lesley, and your De lish scones too!
OMG! Tim Tams!
Huge Hugs to the Mum!
Fragrant MIGHTY LEAF TEA
Making rebar wire into rivets
Look Ma, I can use a drill!
but who can sit still?
The magic continued!
saying good byes!
I ended my lessons with my new BF, Keith Le Bue
The New Yorker in me, Paper Paraphernalia,
A new knowledge of glue
Mc Tea Pot inspiring!
Car trip to Harbour Freight
Missing lunch so we wouldn’t be late
& Dick Blick was not my fate!
Xcited! Xhilarated! Xhausted!
but grinning like a Cheshire Cat
I strolled into the car for a long ride I sat
So this is the end of my “cute” little ditty
I hope you have smiled, and enjoyed every bitty
On the Horizon, New Adventures are Beckoning
Sparkling Ruby Slippers, Wicked Witches Reckoning
Rainbows of magic & new inspirations await,
2010’s Yellow Brick Road, It’s what’s held in our fate.
So I bid you adieu, as I hear the call of my mate
YA WHOO THE BZ DID IT!!!!!! copied & pasted, one more step closer to learning how to use the amazing machine MISS MAC!
Well, folks that's it for now will add recipes & travel log in the near future, this is way to cool. hugs bz