Me, spilling out all my thoughts, inner and outer, on just about anything! Lots of poetry, short stories from past experiences, anecdotes about teaching elementary school, music, relationships....garage sale type thing...Something For Everyone!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Watching them Grow & The Seeds You Sow (video)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Closed Gate

unlatch the padlock
throw off the heavy chain
that binds my gate so tightly closed
so that I may freely
Invite you in
to share
all that I have seen
for I have seen beauty
that knows no bounds
enter and behold
my story -
everyone’s story
who has ever passed
through this threshold
and witnessed
strong billowy white clouds sailing in a brilliant blue sky
a gigantic orange globe of fire sink in seconds beneath the horizon
while giraffes graze the lush green grasses
and gazelles hurdle by
Mother of Invention
(Can't recall the blogger friend that gave me this pic a long time ago!! Sorry! I'll think of it!)


Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Outi's Garden Gate!

open gate

garden gate
beckoning us
with its thick lush vines
offering sustenance
tempting our palates
the winding stone path
peaks our interest
with wonder
at the infinite possibilities
that lie ahead -
beyond its curves
clematis cling to trellis
trailing their vines
pretty porcelain pots
clayed contrast
of indigo
and geranium
jeweled in their custom setting
red currants abound
behind bushes
offering the vitality
of rubies round
tomatoes ripe
waiting to share
their succulence
and even the tangled vines
twist and turn their beauty

Ruth Lowe
Aug. 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I Can See Summer!

Hello anyone out there! Hope you are all well. Some of my favourite blogger friends have left this scene as have I...mostly. Long time no blog. I swam and sang all winter. The seasons go round & round. The world has come alive and we are enjoying an unusual 29C sunny day!

Some bird or squirrel ransacked this house!

Spring tension has already burst forth and heading towards summer!

Huge flowers on these Jolly Jump-ups this year!

Good to the last drop of rain!

Lilac Lady!!

Till next time..

Monday, February 15, 2010

Always Trying to Catch Up!!

Wow! I haven't posted for a long time! We had an extremely busy December with the usual Christmas bustle which seemed to just carry into January! We saw so many various people that by the time the holidays were over, we just wanted to cocoon.

My husband did some X-Country ski races in the beginning of Feb. so I tagged along and will be doing that again this coming weekend. I swim almost every day during the week, have choir practices for 2 different choirs on Tues. Thurs. evenings, and go in to help at school on Wed. mornings. I can't seem to get everything done I want to or even have to....I mean like just keeping up with the tidying, cleaning, laundry, newspaper reading, pleasure reading and fitting in some interesting or simply entertaining TV shows. Oh yes, I confess that I have discovered Face Book and spend a fair bit of time on that over the day! Maybe I have traded off the time I used to spend blogging with FB. It is interesting but I need to cut down the time spent there. I do really miss keeping up with the people I have met here, though.

How do people do all this plus work full time? I am retired and should be able to accomplish more. It gets me down and then I get down on myself. I have to realize though, that with the health conditions that I deal with, there are just times when I lack energy and speed and don't accomplish much. I need to keep this in perspective and just be thankful for what I can still do and never mind the timelines or compare myself with what others accomplish.

Mother of Invention, trying to do more time management!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Is Coming!

I love all my decorations and everything about Christmas! Okay - maybe not the frenzied shopping and trying to wrap everything on time! But I do love the look of Christmas. So do my cats! Here's Mooky getting into a bag for the nth time! My home made trifle made with pistachio pudding to make it more festive! I have fun decorating the old pump organ in a theme of angels and reindeer. We have outdoor lights on our arbour and around 5:10 p.m., this is what it looks like. I love the look of tranquility they give at that silent time of day when life is winding down for the evening.....

Hope you are enjoying thie festivities of the season, whatever they are for you. Take (or is that make?) time to paise and reflect on the beauty of the time.


Friday, December 11, 2009

Winter Seems to Be Here!

We've had our first snow and my husband has already been cross-country skiing 4 I guess that means winter has arrived!! BRRR! This morning it's -17C with the wind chill! Yes, now we talk about temperatures in wind chill terms...another sign that the season has turned over from fall to winter. Christmas lights are up outside and a few of our halls are decked. It's definitely coming soon. Shopping is almost done!! Office brunch is happening this Sunday. My 2 choir concerts are also here! Time is clipping along and I'm trying not to get stressed. How about you?

This frigid day calls for chile!