Monday, July 11, 2011

reunions etc. (#564-578 of 1000 gifts)

I've been away — did you miss me? We flew to Saskatchewan over the Canada Day long weekend to attend my high school reunion, returning on Tuesday (5th) to lots of catch-up and house guests. It's been a busy start to the summer. Here are some of the gifts I've counted in the last two weeks.

564. A safe trip to and from Saskatchewan.

565. Driftwood surrounded by blooming flax.


566. My brother's creatively decorated house. It's like visiting a family museum.


567. Critters seen from a distance.



568. A wonderful high school reunion.



569. A house to "sit" while away from home (thanks so much Gilbert & Anne!).

570. Golden canola under gorgeously big prairie skies.


571. Finding myself beside a cousin in church last Sunday — leading to lunch and a great catch-up visit.

572. Lovely walks over rivers and along banks.


573. Discovering a sculpture cemetery (along the river just west of the U of S campus in Saskatoon).


574. Rhubarb and strawberry pie with ice-cream.

575. Getting reacquainted with old friends and meeting the handsome Skipper.


576. Going on a walk with some real birders who alerted us to a Cooper's hawk, mourning dove, and many lovely goldfinches.




577. Living in a place where there are relatively few mosquitoes.


578. The Bible — such a storehouse of Other Food (with something new to share every morning).

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

So glad you two had a good time and came back safe and sound! YES, of course we missed you! Can't wait to see photos of your next trip!

Benjie

violet said...

Thank you Benjie!!

aseedinspired.com said...

Oh I love blue flax. Yours looks great.
What a fun list.
Tee

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