Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 21st day of October, 2017.

What a glorious morning!

Bright and Sunny.

There is a coolness to the air but throughout the day temperatures are to rise.

We are having a beautiful FALL season.

 

Yesterday my friend once again gave me a ride home and the day before it was my daughter.

So for the last two weeks I have been totally spoiled with rides home from work.

Reality next week will set in but it was a great ride for the last two weeks.

Feeling so special and grateful.

 

So as I look around my house I realize that I have not been doing much “cleaning” and it is time to get down to it.

Now my house is not FILTY or even really dirty but by my standards it needs that extra TLC.

This is the day ….. I feel like cleaning and that is when you accomplish the most.

So laundry, vacuum, bathrooms, floors, and all that inside side.

Also time to go through the closets and put away the summery items.

I have a tub of clothing that was given to me from a friend and I need to try things on to see what I will keep.

Drawers needs to be cleaned.

Lots to do.

 

Outside the leaves in the backyard need to be raked.

Over the past week or so it would see that all of the neighbourhood trees just shook their colours onto my tiny patch of grass.

Honestly you cannot see the grass for the leaves.

I do not have a tree in the backyard so it was not all me.

The leaves are all colours and my leaves were yellow from the front tree.

So we will do a careful raking of the leaves.

I say careful, just in case I missed some “poop” in amongst all of the leaves.

It does look so pretty …… a blanket of reds, oranges, yellows and even greens.

 

Lots to do but I am looking forward to getting busy.

 

Have an awesome Saturday.

Special Hello to:  my sister ….. promise SKYPE soon.  Let me know what works for you.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 29th day of December, 2016.

It is almost 8:00 a.m. and I can just see to the far southeast the sunrise.

Really looks cool as the rest of the sky is dark blue, looking like rain clouds.

Turning my head and trying to see to the east I see more of the sunrise.

I look forward to the time when the sunrise earlier.

Somedays it is difficult to get yourself up and about when it is dark outside.

Always different when you have to go to work but when you are on vacation, man it is hard.

I guess it doesn’t matter as I do not have things planned but then a pang of guilt washes over me thinking that I could have done / should have done more.

Oh well.

Today the Christmas Tree and Decorations come down.

Big job ….. it is time.

I enjoyed the tree and the lights one last time for 2016 last night.

I love starring into the tree catching the reflection of the lights on the ornaments.

As 2016 winds down I can only imagine what 2017 will bring.

I wish only good health, much joy and abundance for all.

The perfect year.

I think that is what 2017 will be …. the perfect year.

Time to reflect over a year almost over.

I hope that you have a great Thursday.

Special Hello to: all my fellow bloggers …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 8th day of September, 2016.

Well it clearly coming closer to that time of year once again.

It is almost 6:30 a.m. and just barely a sign of the sun rising.

Oh how I miss those mornings when the sun was so bright as you left home that sunglasses were a must.

But as is life there are seasons to everything.

I do love this time of year once I get past the sun coming up so much later.

It is a wide variety of colours on the trees as they beginning to ready for winter.

Some are yellow, different shades of green and some already red.

Love, love, love the colours.

Our flowers are still doing so well.

The colours all seem to intermingle so well.

I would love to see how it all looks from the air.

I would imagine utterly breathtaking.

Last night on our walk we found our friend “P” at home.

She is the lady from England (came over a long time ago) that has the most beautiful “English” garden.

Her flowers are so perfect.

She has started to ready her gardens for fall/winter.

There is pulling and trimming to do of course.

We had a wonderful visit and Alvin loves her yard.

He rolls around in the grass as though he had never seen it before …… so cute.

The grass is still the rich green colour.

We have had so much moisture and there remains rain in our forecast so it will likely stay for a while.

We enjoyed our time with our friend visiting and always learning.

I have learned so much from her …. she is a wonderful person.

 

This morning the kids are dropping off Elton to spend the day with Alvin so I can hop a ride with them to the office.

The bus is still working out the kinks or perhaps it is I who is doing that …..

The morning bus is good but at night “sucks.”

 

I do hope for one thing and that is that the evenings continue to stay so nice.

We have certainly enjoyed our walks.

I did notice last night as the sun was going down that the mosquitoes were coming out.

I had not noticed that before …..

Oh well.

 

I did not see many dragonflies this summer but perhaps because their food source was limited.

Mother Nature works her magic …..

 

Well time to fly and finish getting ready as my ride will soon be here.

I hope that you have a splendid day …. one more till the weekend.

That is always a good thing.

 

Special Hello to: all those who take the time to read my blog, thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 16th day of August, 2016.

Another gorgeous morning – a bit cooler – so refreshing.

The sun is coming up in the east as it always does.

Last night it was hot, muggy and there were mosquitoes so we opted to hang out in the yard.

We, Alvin and I snapped some photos and watered flowers.

Here are some shots that we took last night.

The second photo of Alvin should read: “Really, Momma enough already.”

Who knew roses again!

They are the most delicate pink and so pretty again.

There are photos of my back shrub/rose garden and deck.

There are photos of the front yard freshly mowed thanks to my neighbour “S.”

Photos of my front flower bed which I have dubbed “The English Canadian Garden.”

Without my friend who has the most beautiful which I call English Garden it would only be a flower garden.

Just thought I would share.

 

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Chicks & Hens

Impatiens to name a few.

Also two of the shrubs are from another friend of mine down the street.

So my garden is truly a community affair.

Well time to get this show on the road.

I hope you enjoy some colour in my blog ….. beautiful colours.

A fond reminder to stop and enjoy all the bounty that nature supplies to us.

Happy Tuesday.

Special Hello: my gardener friends …. thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 29th day of September, 2015.

Happy Birthday to “S”…. a co-worker of mine.

It is dark outside but no surprise as it is that time of year.

The days have been lovely.

With warm temperatures and sunny skies (for the most part).

I am feeling so much better today …. not sure what happened yesterday.

I believe that Mr. Alvin was happy that I was at home with him yesterday.

He enjoyed sitting outside on our deck for some time yesterday afternoon.

Officially has been fall for a few days now.

The trees are an array of warm inviting colours: yellows, oranges and reds.

So beautiful.

Funny as many of our flowers are still blooming as well.

I always am amazed at how quickly the mornings go after you arise.

Here it is almost time once again to leave for the office.

This morning I am catching a ride with my neighbour as I am taking “cupcakes” for our birthday celebration.

We take turns and I had the last birthday ……

Oh, glorious fall …….

Happy Tuesday everyone.

Enjoy these days …..

Special Hello to: my friends back in Regina who are publishing cookbooks and making beautiful art.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 23rd day of September, 2015.

Today is the first official day of “fall” or “autumn.”

The leaves are already changing colour and so many have taken that long ride to the ground.

I love walking through the piles of leaves on the sidewalk by my office.

The swish and the crunch ……

Most of the smaller birds have already hiked on down south.

The geese honk as they fly by.

The majority opinion right now is people are tired ….. wanting to sleep.

Time to hibernate.

Oh, autumn ….. we love you.

The colours, the coolness to the breeze ….. the simplicity of it all.

We enjoy looking at all the different leaves on our walk.

I guess Mr. Alvin is not so much into leaves unless there is a piece of food under them.

I wish us all a long warm fall.

Time to get our outside fall clean-up/put away stuff.

Time to get those autumn photos done.

Speaking of which – almost time for me and Alvin to have our Annual Autumn Photo done.

We will have to speak with our resident photographer.

We are so blessed.

Well almost time to grab the shoes, jacket, scarf and mini gloves for the walk to the bus.

I hope that you enjoy the first day of fall.

Special Hello to: all those crafters out there ….. you do good work.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 21st day of August, 2015.

It is partially overcast with the sun beginning to rise with spectacular colours.

I love the sky.

Well it is Friday and we start later on Fridays in the summer ….

Guess what you would think that I would have lots of time as I am leaving later but guess what?

I hit the sofa for extra zzz’s and now am running late.

Quick story:

Last night about 7:00 p.m. Alvin and I went for our nightly walk.  We got about half way when we arrived at our friend “P’s” house and stopped to chat.  Mr. Alvin really wanted to go into her yard so she let him in.  They have a huge backyard that backs onto the lake and he loves to run and then lay down and roll in her grass.  Anyway he did just that ….. we were chatting and enjoying the evening.  The clouds began to roll in and I decided time to head home.  Just before we left she asked if we wanted some apples from her tree. I figured they would be small crab apple type ones but NOT they were beautiful gala apples and I thought who knew we could grow such apples here in Edmonton.  She gave me enough to make an apple crisp.  YAY, me.  Very thoughtful.  Love apples.

Well I better get this show on the road.

Special Hello to: my friend “p” who is coming for a visit next weekend from  Regina.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 27th day of May, 2015.

Another gorgeous morning here in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

I am so reminded of life’s simple pleasures this morning.

As I sat at the kitchen table and looked onto the deck at all the flowers I had planted.

The colours melted my heart and brought me joy.

A bit later Mr. Alvin was out on the deck doing his Al thing …. walking about.

At one point I was looking out at him and he was looking back at me with his head peering over the top of a flower pot.

Writing in my gratitude journal each morning … I have so much to be thankful for …..

It is these things that bring me joy ….

It is these things that make me happy …..

It is the simple things in life ….

Not complicated ……

Just a moment when simple beauty actually seems to stop time ….

It has been one of those mornings.

Somedays one may think that oh I don’t have a car or perhaps I do not travel.

But it was just over one half hour ago that I was reminded that I truly have more than I need.

I am happy …..

I pass this onto you ….

Take a look around ….. it is  most likely that you have much more than you think to be thankful for and that you are surrounded by joy and happiness ….. do not make it complicated …… for it is simple ….. it just is.

Time to get on my way …..

Happy Wednesday ….

Special Hello to: my friends back in Regina ….. have a wonderful day.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 25th day of March, 2015.

WOW, temperature ended up quite warm as it was melting everywhere.

I love to hear the water running into the storm drains from the melting snow.

Should be another glorious day.

Everyone is feeling better and all going into their perspective offices today.

So many things going around … all I can say is that I feel great and am going to stay that way.

The pups will be wondering what the heck is going on.

One day Mom and Dad are at home at the next the house is empty.

They will be okay.

I am looking into the near future and am grateful to have weekends off ….

I am grateful for the upcoming summer and picking out flowers to grace my front porch and backyard.

So much fun.

I love flowers and love fiddling with them.

The more the better.

I hope to find lots of beautiful ones this spring.

Well sounds like the troops are almost ready to go so that means I had better get the show on the road.

I hope that you are having an awesome week thus far as am I.

Take care.

Special Hello to: all those people who love flowers.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 5th day of March, 2015.

Happy Birthday to my Aunt “L.”

Wishing you a great day Aunt.

She lives on Vancouver Island where the spring flowers are already blooming.

Ah, how lucky is she.

 

Well on Sunday our clocks go ahead one hour so that is a sure fired sign of spring.

The weather over the next week looks like single digit plus degrees so that is good.

I have not seen any rabbits so not sure if they are beginning to change colour or not.

How cool is Mother Nature?

I always think it is amazing that some animals actual change the colour of their fur between the seasons.

Soon the leaves will begin to bud on the trees.

I love the smell of spring.

 

Working at the store tonight.

I wonder who I shall meet this evening.

There are always interesting people that come into the store.

They come from all over the world.

 

Well I hope that you are having a great week.

Enjoying the day wherever you may be.

I am going to have an awesome day.

 

Special Hello to: everyone celebrating a birthday and life today.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

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