Wednesday, November 20, 2013


I wrote an email to my island friend this morning, and that is what I said to her. BRRRRRRR. I hope that my body soon adjusts to this weather, or I shall be like a bear, and seek out a warm den to spend the winter.

I say to myself, you should go and get a few things from the store, and then I open the door, and immediately change my mind. I find I am going out only when it is absolutely necessary.
We have had rain, and cold winds, and unseasonal warm weather, with the rain., then cold, windy days. Today the wind is bitter. I would much sooner sit and paint, than brave the cold.

How does one talk themselves into going out when it is nasty. Now they are showing pictures on the tv news of the snow and snow squalls. Nice....... On the bright side the winds should be easing off tomorrow.

My Christmas card is off to the printers, so I shall have that back by the end of the month. I have painted a lot of things, and perhaps some of them will be presents. I always make little decorations for my choir and Bible Study group, and have made a good start on them.

On her blog Chatting at the Sky, Emily has been an encouragement to me as far as renewing my desire to paint. Now I am painting, for my own pleasure, the crazy acrylic abstracts that I have always loved to do. I am enjoying it more than ever.
When I paint landscapes, I always compare myself to other painter's pictures which I like. I can't compare my abstracts, because they don't have to be exactly like anything else. Does that make sense? I also don't worry now (too much) whether I am making sense. I know what I mean...

I am also taking 10 minutes a day to just write. I receive daily prompts, and write on the topic given. It is not easy, but I am trying to keep up. I have missed one day, because I just couldn't come up with a story. I am just supposed to write, no re-reading, no correcting or scratching out and changing. When finished I put it away. At some point I will reread, but not for a while. It is a very interesting exercise, and I am enjoying it.

So my desk and cupboard are scattered with half finished items, paint bottles, brushes and palate lay waiting for me to get back to it. I used to be able to paint into the wee hours of the morning, but that was years ago. Now I have become something I never thought I would be, a morning person. Sadie is my alarm clock, and we are always up around six. So mornings have become my quiet time, my work time and my thinking time. Sometimes the thinking hurts my head so I try to think only good things if I can, though some mornings it is hard, especially if a dear friend is sick, or somewhere in the world a hurricane or a tsunami has flattened villages and devastated the lives of thousands.

And then there is the foolishness of our Canadian politics....well, I won't even go there........

Sadie and the fall trees, before the leaves all blew off


Dawn getting the last bins of juice apples ready to be picked up
I have surprised myself, as I reread this post.
I wrote that I was enjoying something twice.
Wonders never cease...
I guess this is all for now.
Be safe and stay warm.


  1. t sounds like you are busy and enjoying some new challenges, Bonnie. The weather is certainly conducive to indoor occupations. :-)

  2. Nice to meet you! Thanks so much for visiting me at my blog and saying leaving a (great) comment! You live in such a beautiful land. I visited Nova Scotia once in the summer and fell in love. But I must admit, I'm too thin-skinned to make it through a winter there!

  3. The howling wind has kept me inside a little too much these days, too, but once I make myself get out with the sheep, it is easy to stay out with them. The fresh air is invigorating, and important. The right clothing is key, I think!
    Don't let Sadie blow away!
    love you - xo

  4. Is it even colder where you are today? It's freezing here this morning! It is so hard to go outside when the weather is frigid. Enjoyed looking at pics of little Sadie.

    1. It is extremely cold. I am just on my way to Sunday School Christmas program, and wish I could just transport myself from here to there. It is 25F this morning. Of course, I always seem to be cold so who am I to judge. Sadie is my Constant companion, and is never far away from me. She doesn't like it when I leave her, but duty calls. Thanks for dropping by Kathy.