2021

Good Morning ALL! How are you this Thursday morning before the Easter weekend? I am doing well and thankful that our office is closed for four whole days, what a wonderful break with time to renew, recharge, relax and reorganize my house. Looking forward to it for sure. What about you? I forgot to mention that I finally saw a bunny the other day and it was mostly white with only a few brown patches. If we go by the bunny it would mean that we will still have winter weather for a bit. March came like what, I really do not remember without checking but definitely went out like a lamb. It was absolutely gorgeous here in Edmonton yesterday. We had the most wonderful walk at 3:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon. Why so late? I worked the late shift so my “lunch break” fell at that time. It was pretty quiet out when we went except for the playground at a nearby park which was filled with children. They sounded happy. That is a good sign. I can see a tree on the other side of my garage and with the glow of the sunrise it appears to be golden. Just the reflection, I suppose. Really pretty, really pretty. So happy that it is getting lighter earlier each morning.

I hope that you and your family are doing well and that you have a wonderful Easter. It is definitely a time of celebration for many reasons.

Feels like a photo sharing day….. beauty

Continuing to live this life, my new old life with kindness, respect, compassion and patience. Adding love and joy.

Always, Carol & Alvin

It is a NEW YEAR.

Good Morning and Welcome to a BRIGHT SUNNY DAY here in Edmonton.

I hope that it is bright and sunny wherever you may be.

Today is the day finally that our fence gets repaired.

Work starts at 9:00 a.m. or rather the workman arrives at 9:00 a.m.

Hopefully it can be finished today or at the latest tomorrow at noon.

I would not wish there to be a space in our fence overnight.

 

Quick story:  last night after work when we arrived home from our walk.

Humphrey was out front.

The boys went nose to nose to say hello.

Humphrey followed us home.

I stopped to fix the drainpipe.

The boys were on their leashes and waiting by the steps.

When I was done.

They both ran up the steps.

It was then that I realized that Humphrey’s leash was not hooked to anything.

He went into the house with us, all safe and sound.

WOW, that was a close one.

His Momma was grateful.

Timing again, is everything.

Right place at the right time.

 

Yesterday the weather was beautiful in between the rain so we took advantage and went for two walks.

Today we will miss the noon walk as we will have the workman here fixing our fence.

I am so excited to have that done, finally.

 

With the rain, the grass just turned the most gorgeous shade of green.

My favourite “kelly green.”

I love greens, most greens with the exception of khaki, not a big fan.

The trees are swaying in any breeze in a rhythm all of their own.

The sweet smell of the trees that are in flower is intoxicating.

I love the birth of a new year.

Spring should be the beginning of the year with all of the renewal of life.

 

I feel like some flower photos …..

Nothing like colour to boost the day….

Flowers from previous years living in Edmonton.

I love flowers.

They are one of my most favourite things on this planet.

Thank you for the flowers.

 

Well time to get this show on the road.

Work is calling.

Coffee is ready to be poured.

 

Soon the workman will arrive.

 

Wishing you all a glorious day.

May you be surrounded with beautiful flowers.

 

Wishing you a continued live of kindness and respect.

I/We remain,

As Always, Carol & Alvin

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday, July 1st, 2016.

Happy Canada Day.

This morning the sun is shining brightly and there is a coolness to the breeze that is blowing in through the office window.

Canada Day is on a Friday this year which makes for a nice long weekend.

Me and Alvin are just going to lounge and enjoy the day and evening.

I might do a few things around the house but today will be a fun day.

After all we are celebrating CANADA on this day.

Memories linger in my mind of all the places that I have visited in Canada and to all of the others places I wish to visit someday.

We truly have a beautiful place on this planet.

I was curious what Canada Day was like last year and here is my post from last Canada Day.

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 1st day of July, 2015.

Today also is the day that we Canadians celebrate “CANADA” …..

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians.

I am so grateful to live in such a beautiful, wondrous country.

From coast to coast …. the prairies and the mountains and all in between.

I see new photos everyday that remind me of the beauty.

I am grateful to live in a country that is free.

I am grateful that I have choices, and can make my own decisions.

Just on my way out the door to go, and have coffee with my neighbour.

I hope that you have a great day.

It is overcast and raining off and on here in Edmonton but we need the rain, so no complaints.

Happy Canada Day…..

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I smell coffee in my near future.

Time to turn it on ….. relax on the deck and drink in the sunshine.

Special Hello to: all of my family and friends.

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 1st day of July, 2015.

Today also is the day that we Canadians celebrate “CANADA” …..

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians.

I am so grateful to live in such a beautiful, wondrous country.

From coast to coast …. the prairies and the mountains and all in between.

I see new photos everyday that remind me of the beauty.

I am grateful to live in a country that is free.

I am grateful that I have choices, and can make my own decisions.

Just on my way out the door to go, and have coffee with my neighbour.

I hope that you have a great day.

It is overcast and raining off and on here in Edmonton but we need the rain, so no complaints.

Happy Canada Day…..

Special Hello to: all of my family and friends.

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 3rd day of January, 2014.

Well I am back at it today after being sick yesterday.

It is amazing how quickly you can go from feeling great to not.

 

On this last day of the work week for most people, I would like to pass on this thought.

What would our lives be like if “we lived without judgment?”

We tend to live thinking of each end of the spectrum.

For example: either there is beauty in an object or it is ugly.

Have you ever considered that one could not exist without the other.

 

I am reading an interesting book at the moment.

It has got me to thinking beyond my usual positive nature.

I guess that is always a good thing.

If you are curious about the book.

It is “CHANGE Your THOUGHTS — CHANGE Your LIFE” by Dr. Wayne Dyer.

 

I think it is always good to stretch yourself.

So on this Friday, I am going to be “devoid of judgment.”

My lesson for the day.

See both ends of the spectrum, I believe.

Remember that one cannot exist without the other.

They are both important in the grand scheme of things.

 

Special Hello to: my sister  …. we should SKYPE soon.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 19th day of June 2013.

It is overcast and a bit cooler here in Edmonton and yet it is a beautiful morning.

I guess beauty is a mindset.

Over the course of each day do you take a moment(s) to drink in the beauty that surrounds you …. us?

There are countless things that pop into my mind.

Nature is a great place to start.

Especially in the spring/summer.

Look around you.

See all of the colours, textures and listen to the sounds.

There is a parade of beauty going by you each and everyday.

So homework for this day ….. take a few moments as you go through your day and enjoy and be grateful.

Mother Nature’s patterns are alive and bring great joy.

I love watching butterflies do that little “dip fly dip fly” thing that they do.

I love watching fluffy white clouds in the sky and imagine what they might be.

I love watching my dog Alvin reacting to a bird singing in the trees or a duck on the water.

It so so worth the time and you will feel so much better.

Now if Nature comes in the package of a downtown concrete condo with only flower boxes and trees for colour that’s okay, too.

Drink it all in.

Even signs glowing in the evening air ….. watching people as they walk by ….

Beauty surrounds us ….

There is something about the natural grace of this place ….

I hope that you enjoy your day.

I am certainly going to …..

Thank you for the clean fresh air…….

 

Special Hello to: Nature Lovers

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

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