It’s a beautiful place
The days are bright and dreamy, with blue skies, often only criss-crossed by the white vapor trail of a high-flying jet plane, leaving for destinations unknown. Sometimes the tranquillity of the morning is interrupted by flocks of geese, honking to each other as they move overhead in their distinctive formation.
Looking to buy - accessible waterfront property, for under $100,000,000 with house or cottage.
Really? Million dollar properties on this peninsula? It seems hard to believe. Just shows how out of touch I must be, as I putter around here, goose gazing, tree blossom gawking, eagle eyeing, and still desperately trying to find time for a bit of house cleaning, including dusting! It wouldn't be so bad, if there were less beautiful things to see, simple things, like seals poking their heads up from the water as you relax on a bench at Davis Bay, thoughtfully sipping on a decaf latte. It really doesn't get much better than that.
I must admit, summer brings its own shadows in the back of your mind though. You can't help remembering it's also the time of possible water shortage, and of devastating fires. These are still very fresh memories of last year in this little paradise. Just hope 2016 will be an improvement on these aspects.
Every day new bulbs seem to emerge from the ground. A lot of them are special surprises, because with all the moving around of earth that has happened in the garden of late, it seems they've still managed to survive. Oh yes, and remember the ginger plant from last year? Well the first spike rose majestically from the ground, and today is 4” high! Wonder if I'll have an even larger crop this year? I'm already looking forward to making pickled ginger for sushi!
The rufous humming birds are back. They're darting around the feeders and the flowers - just my favorite thing to watch. But wait…there are flashes of green too, and those are our year round visitors at the nectar supply, the Anna’s hummers. How lucky we are, to see them all through the dark, cold days of winter. And how spectacular, to see them now at the flowers, enjoying dessert.
Sometimes life events are so challenging it's hard to make sense of them. I have been so upset this week I haven't been able to write. Some dear friends have had the terrible experience of their sweet little four-year-old son falling off a backyard trampoline. He was airlifted right away to Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, and has been unconscious from that time, almost a week ago, until now. Today we heard an MRI reveals this is a catastrophic left side brain injury. His parents have now booked into Ronald McDonald House for two months, as they try to come to grips with this horrific blow. We are all distraught. I find it so hard to believe I was chatting and laughing with the little tyke a day before this tragedy...I cannot even imagine the pain of his parents.
I decided to write about this in the hopes that parents will understand the danger of backyard trampolines. They are the cause of many injuries. CLICK HERE to read what a pediatrician says about them. Then please pass it on to anyone you think should know.
.Miracles happen every time a seed grows, a bulb pushes through, a tree bursts into leaves and blossoms, or you capture the beauty of nature with your eyes. Life is there to be appreciated, even when there doesn't seem much to cherish. People hurt, even as they muddle through life in the best way they can. This week please give your kind thoughts, prayers and blessings to my little friend Max as he suffers, and his parents.
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I'm wishing you a beautiful weekend, wherever you may be.