Thursday, September 21, 2006

Frosty morning

Well, the hubster told me that he had to scrape a heavy frost off the car this morning. And so it begins! I ain't in BC anymore. Fall is in the air, although some local told us the serious snow doesn't start here until December. Which is good, as I feared it might start in October. But what I fear more is ice storms. We shall see. All that said, I do love weather. Nothing like a good weather bomb to warm the cockles of my heart.

This here is the view from office window. It's a slice of the backyard, with our snazzy new kayaks in the background, and my birdfeeding station. Andre the landlord is going to do something about the bald lawn bits. There is lake beyond the tall trees.

As you can see, the leaves are a-changing. Andre is putting lots of little flower beds in for me, because he knows I love to garden. He made this garden around the well. I think I'll plant some bulbs. It's a bit late for anything else.

This is part of the view from my kitchen window. Yesterday Andre came and put these planter boxes on the septic field, over the access to the tank. They will be easy to move should they need access to the tank. And through the trees, you can see the lake. Or at least, I can when I'm standing at the window. It's not so obvious in this photo.

Andre is incredibly hard-working, this despite his recent kidney transplant! On the weekend, he and his helpers came down with a brand-new dock they'd built. It's not going in until the spring thaw, but it looks great.

I think Andre and Murielle really like us as tenants and are trying to entice us to stay as long as possible. Certainly they've made the house lovely! We'll be here at least a year but probably more like two. That's okay. I feel like I'm on some sort of artistic retreat here.

When we went kayaking on the weekend, we saw a pair of common loons. There were also turkey vultures circling overhead, waiting for us to fall into the water, die, and bloat up. Nummy nummy. Nothing like juicy kayaker to fill up a vulture tummy!


  1. Anonymous12:23 am

    Nat, I love, love your digs. Maybe I'll rent your place when you vacate! HAHAHAHAA.

  2. Gorgeous! Just Gorgeous. Makes me want to pick up and move! Keep the pics coming! :)

  3. You ladeez may just want to check back in January when I post the blizzard pictures... :D

  4. Anonymous8:46 am

    Nat it is beautiful. But you need a dog. 8-) Especially if you are going to be there two years. May I suggest a Lab or Lab mix since you are on a lake?

  5. Anonymous11:17 am

    Hmm. Kayaks!

    Note to self: Pop by unexpectedly some time next summer. Claim to have "just been in the area".


  6. GStuart, good luck finding the place! :) But you're always welcome to pop in, dog or no dog. Just don't come in February is my advice.

    Navar, I'll have to go to rent-a-dog or something. My friend Suzanne is planning a visit with her GSD next month!

  7. I can't wait Nat! I love blizzards! At least, when I don't have to go out in them! :)

  8. Anonymous8:50 am

    Your kayaks look very similar to ours. What fun. I would love to visit, but I don't like blizzards. May next summer...



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