Thursday, December 25, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

KD Lang - Hallelujah (LIVE at the Winter Olympics 2010)

Taps

REMEMBRANCE DAY "LEST WE FORGET"





IN FLANDERS FIELDS POEM
The World’s Most Famous WAR MEMORIAL POEM
By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae


Lieutenant Colonel John McCraeIn Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead: Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie
In Flanders fields!

Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders field

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

John Denver - Annie's Song

October 24 2014 WRAPPING UP ANOTHER YEAR.....

Fall Greetings from Summerland, British Columbia, in the beautiful Okanagan Valley!

 
                                                                    
WHERE HAS THIS YEAR GONE!


                                                                      



"YOU HAVE MADE KNOWN TO ME THE PATHS OF LIFE; YOU WILL FILL ME WITH JOY IN YOUR PRESENCE"
                                                                       -----Acts 2:28-----
                                                                                (NIV)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

A FALL DAY IN SUMMERLAND


"SPRING COMES WITH FLOWERS, AUTUMN WITH THE MOON, SUMMER WITH THE BREEZE, WINTER WITH THE SNOW.  WHEN IDLE CONCERNS DON'T FILL YOUR THOUGHTS, THAT'S YOUR BEST SEASON."
 -----Wu-Men-----



Contrast between the sage brush on the hill sides, and the lush vineyards waiting to be harvested.


                 "OCTOBER IS NATURE'S FUNERAL MONTH.     
NATURE GLORIES IN DEATH MORE THAN IN LIFE.
THE MONTH OF DEPARTURE IN MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE MONTH OF COMING- 
OCTOBER THAN MAY,  EVERY GREEN THING LOVES TO DIE IN BRIGHT COLORS."
-----Henry Ward Beecher-----                                                                                                  

Friday, October 10, 2014

OCTOBER




                                                                                           
THEME IN YELLOW
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
I spot the hills
With yellow balls in Autumn.

I light the prairie cornfields
Orange and tawny gold clusters
And I am called pumpkins.

On the last of October
When dusk is fallen
Children join hands
And circle round me
Singing ghost songs
And love to the harvest moon;
I am a jack-o'-lantern
With terrible teeth
And the children know
I am fooling.

-----Carl Sandburg-----

Thursday, October 9, 2014

AN EASTERN CANADA AND NEW ENGLAND FALL FOLIAGE TRIP

I have just returned from a trip to Eastern Canada and the New England states, USA.

                         

We flew to Ottawa, Ontario then drove into the United States, traveling through New York, Vermont and New Hampshire.  We then crossed back into Canada into Quebec and circled back into Ontario again.  The scenery was beautiful and for the most part we had beautiful Fall Weather.
While we were in Ottawa we saw many of the historic sights.  (being our Canadian Capitol, Ottawa is a very interesting place to visit.
                                                 
 This is the Rideau Canal and Park with the Parliament Buildings in the background. 

We visited many Museums and traveled around the city by bus.
Below, is the Bytown Museum.  Bytown was the original name of Ottawa.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bangles Manic Monday

SUNDAY....looking toward another week.....


I really do not know why Monday gets such a bad rap.  When I worked, Sunday and Monday were my days off.  I suppose, it is all how we look at it!!!

"TOMORROW IS JUST ANOTHER MONDAY OR IT'S THE FIRST DAY ON YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS.  IT'S CLICHE BUT TRUE;  YOUR DESTINY IS DEFINED BY YOUR EFFORT."
                                                    -----Author Unknown-----

                                           

Thursday, September 18, 2014

RELATIONSHIPS

Today we were cleaning out the shed...I have papers stored from I don't know when...I came across this. and I thought it was worth posting....

For more deeper and broader and closer Relationships remember the word:  T R A V E L.


T IS FOR TRUST.  TRUST IS THE GLUE THAT HOLDS PEOPLE TOGETHER (NOT SUPER GLUE)  A RELATIONSHIP WILL GO NOWHERE WITHOUT TRUST.


IS FOR RESPECT.  DO NOT SAVE YOUR LOVING SPEECHES FOR YOUR FRIENDS TIL THEY ARE DEAD.  DO NOT WRITE THEM ON THEIR TOMBSTONES.  SPEAK THEM NOW INSTEAD.  IT'S ABOUT RESPECTING OTHERS AND LETTING THEM KNOW YOU VALUE THEM.


A IS FOR AFFECTION.  SOMETIMES AFFECTION MEANS LOVE.  SOMETIMES IT MEANS A TOUCH.  ALWAYS IT MEANS KINDNESS.


V  IS FOR VULNERABILITY. THOUGH WE MAY FELL AFRAID TO LET ANOTHER TOO CLOSE, NO RELATIONSHIP WILL GO ANYWHERE WITHOUT RISKING VULNERABILITY.  THE WALLS WE BUILD AROUND US TO KEEP OUT SICKNESS, ALSO KEEP OUT THE JOY AND THE LOVE. 


E IS FOR EMOTIONAL INTIMACY.  LEARN TO BE OPEN.  LEARN TO COMMUNICATE FREELY.  WHAT KIND OF RELATIONSHIPS YOU MAKE ARE LARGELY DETERMINED BY HOW OPENLY YOU HAVE LEARNED TO COMMUNICATE.


L  IS FOR LAUGHTER.   LAUGHTER IS THE SHORTEST DISTANCE BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE.  IT IS ALSO THE MOST ENJOYABLE.   


For Relationships that can really go somewhere, just remember, the word:  T R A V E L.
Then enjoy the trip! 

 

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Mamas & The Papas - Monday Monday

MONDAY MONDAY....



"WE PRAY FOR ONE LAST LANDING
ON THE GLOBE THAT GAVE US BIRTH;
LET US REST OUR EYES ON FLEECY SKIES
AND THE COOL GREEN HILLS OF EARTH."
                            -----Robert A. Heinlein-----       


GREAT THOUGHTS TO START THE WEEK!




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h81Ojd3d2rY           

Saturday, September 13, 2014

SUNDAY


A Quiet Sunday....


  Main Street

  Overlooking the town

  Kettle Valley Steam train  (Tourist Attraction)

  Classic Car Museum