Wednesday, December 29, 2010

30 Seconds at the Beach

We went to the beach yesterday afternoon with Miss Bean. I love the colour of the water and the sound of the waves!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sweet Beanie!

Early this morning I was uncomfortable as I have slept on the couch since my surgery so I moved to my beading studio aka Thomas's bedroom. Miss Bean was delighted to find me there when she came in this morning and decided to join me. She is sure turning into a house dog!

she was much too warm
but would not budge from this cozy new bed!

My Left Knee

On Halloween night I had a scheduled follow up appointment with the surgeon who operated on my right knee in July. Two weeks earlier I hurt my left knee at my physio appointment. My family doctor sent a note to the surgeon to examine my left knee. Turns out, I torn the meniscus in it to. Lucky for me, the surgeon had a cancellation here in Terrace and fit me in. I had surgery last Tuesday.
I am still hobbling about, still housebound, actually still trapped on the main floor of our house, I am not yet doing stairs. This is the first day I actually feel human again. Yay my knee is healing!!!
Dr. Porter did say that the injuries in both knees were from degeneration and I do have a bigger issue, arthritis in both knees. I will never walk for fitness again, and will only go for short strolls. What a dismal thing to say, truly I am not that old, only at midlife. I will have to figure this out once my knee heals. I will deal with the arthritis and find a way that I can get some exercise.
Life does go on!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

mr. pumpkinhead

quickly carved,
I am nursing two sore knees...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Primarily Pretty

New in my Etsy shop, fabulous jewelry made with enameled copper pieces and oxidized sterling silver! Simply pretty in primary colours!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Inland Hurricane- Superior Style

We are experiencing an inland hurricane, or so the weather channel called it, category 3 hurricane. The wind is howling, the rain pelting, it was hard standing on the beach this aft.

main beach, Lake Superior, Terrace Bay

pump house beach, Terrace Bay
this driftwood is up on the beach, where people sit in the summer

looking east

Miss Bean, free - no leash

the waves are spectacular, hard to capture their size with my camera

grey grey day, but the colour of the water was so pretty
aqua green

taken from up above at the pump house

the waves at the next beach over looked huge,
they were hitting directly over there.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Little Raven

This little raven has been hanging around our yard for about a month. It no longer flies, it walks everywhere. It seems to be having some sort of respiratory distress, very noisy laboured breathing. It eats dog food and sometimes bread, and is drinking lots. I think it may have west nile. I am trying to keep it safe from predators. Poor little creature, nature can be so cruel.

up close and personal

its little head seems squished down, not much neck.
maybe it is just how ravens are

it is one of this years young
it seems very little.

Five minutes after I posted this, the young raven passed away in its sleep. It was in one of our compost bins. So sad. We will bury it tomorrow, so not to spread whatever illness it had.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Yesterday we joined a group of friends to celebrate our mutual friends 25th wedding anniversary. It was surprise party, and they were surprised, yay!
The setting of the party couldn't have been more perfect, a fabulous Lake Superior beach party! It was great fun!

Eleanor and Paul cutting the cake!
(they popped by on Friday when I was baking it)

3 men, 2 dogs, Hydro Bay

anniversary guests

the happy couple mingling with friends

playing in the icy cold creek

a little cutie pie

waiting for the happy couple to arrive

Garlic Harvest

There is nothing like homegrown, fresh garlic, yum!!
Mark harvested ours this week and it has been drying in the sun. It is ready to eat, yippee!!
We'll get the garlic bed ready to plant in September/ October.
Garlic is one of our most favourite crops!

Dominiques Medical Alert Necklace

The reason for my great nieces visit last week was to create a necklace for her with her medical alert tag. She had a bracelet and it broke, she has a new bracelet but wanted me to create a new piece with her old tag.
She picked out the beads, and planned the pattern, she was more than pleased with the result!
Cute earrings too!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

How to entertain children on a cold wet day in Terrace Bay!

Mark with our great niece and nephew, plus two friends
they were in their clothes

totally wet
and cold

having fun, looking for the big waves

Superior fun!

they all had to change into their bathing suits for the ride back to the city, brrr.
I hope they had fun, it seemed like they did.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Summer Garden

I have been neglecting my blog for months now, life keeps getting in the way.
We took Miss Bean to the vet in the city yesterday. I found a growth on the back of one of her legs a couple of weeks ago, it started to bleed a few nights ago.
It's a tumor, and it is vascular. She will need to have it removed, the appointment was for Monday morning, I changed it this morning. She is on an antibiotic for 10 days and I would like the infection cleared up before her surgery. We will be watching her closely, if it grows she will be going back to the vets sooner than later. What a stressful month, losing Kinoje and now having Cali sick. Dog stuff is family stuff to Mark and I.
I took a few photos around the gardens and greenhouse in an attempt to relax a little. I must say even though we have been plagued with chipmunks and bugs, the gardens are doing pretty good.

giant sunflower with a bee

yum, we had a fabulous raspberry season


oh joy, my first attempt at fennel, who knew it would grow so well here!
I will be planting it again next year, yum baked fennel salad!

green tomatoes will soon turn yellow or orange

gorgeous pink hollyhocks

green jalapeno peppers

gorgeous purple calypso peppers

Sunday, August 15, 2010

New and Blue!

lapis blue raku copper necklace

ice blue cobalt copper necklace

Dogwood Berries

love these gorgeous white and black berries

Friday, August 13, 2010

New Work in my Shop

Blue Green Brown Glass and Copper Necklace

Azure Blue Copper Earrings

Teal Green Yellow Glass Copper Earrings

Green Pea Copper Earrings

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pumphouse Beach

We went to the beach this past week, just for a little while, so strange (but very nice) we were the only ones there.

me at the beach

pumphouse beach, lake superior

partially submerged rock

empty beach

nice place to relax with a coffee

the slate islands in the distance