November 16, 2011

Ice &quilts

I spoke a day to soon. The next day it turned cold and snowed and the lake froze over completely. The second day, the Chinook came and melted the snow by the afternoon. Unfortunately, the ice is still on the lake. Winter is really here. The arch in the photo is the Chinook cloud.

Not only is the Rocky Mountain Puzzle quilt completed, but so is the Domino quilt.
Rocky Mountain Puzzle quilt is from Moda's Terrain layer cake by Kate Spain.

Domino quilt is from stripes, plaids, and the odd dot that I cut up to make my own layer cake.

November 13, 2011

November Geese

It's mid November and the lake is still open. Open that is to gaggles of Canada Geese. Ice has been trying to form some nights but, thank you mother nature for standing up to the north winds and only allowing the chinooks go come through.

Early Morning Geese

The last gaggle this morning

Afternoon rest from the blustery winds
Calmer in the cove


November 11, 2011

Remembrance Day

In Flanders Fields

by Canadian military doctor and artillery commander John McCrae, May 1915

In 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 fields.

For information on the Poppy and Remembrance Day