Monday, September 10, 2007

The front yard fluers

The garden grows well as summer is evidently still with us despite the shorter days and occasional cool blustery and foggy day. We are enjoying the recent heat and sun again and it appears that more of the many tomatoes will ripen on the vine before they fill our sills to redden. Not many apples this year but the root veg and greens produced a bountiful harvest and continue to find their way into many meals. Jonah is well and so is Laish. I expect the yard's hibernation to be more pronounced this year and our attention to be soon turned towards the inside and do-it-yourself home improvement projects that we're both looking forward to completing. Hope the season finds you well and with your own harvests to enjoy!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

six weeks of wonder

well the days are full and quick and sleep is fast it seems since not long ago a full night's was taken for granted, now taken for normal, which keeps on changing. i can get into this i was thinking and now i am and although all could not have been anticipated life is sweet and full of wonder...

today marks the end of 6th week of lil jones' being here with us, the end of an era kinda ? well, maybe not really since what i read and know about these things, which isn't all that much, is that change is perpetual, sometimes gradual and unexpected or fast and anticipated but as in any great event the challenges are forthcoming and generally fruitful so, i wonder away and look forward to the day that i will kick the ball, walk the links or simply enjoy a big juicy ok peach together. speaking of frooits, several of my time-rendering projects around the yard now have lots to show for it...

the clothes line is up like a charm for all the "fuzzi bunz" were plowing through these days thank you Anastasia for sending us so many as we've needed...

one afternoon while working on the playhouse patio with Lorne these things appeared on the side of the deck, at first i was quite startled then tickled to have had them here to see, i think they are long-lost cousins of this one that showed up at Klay's one day. i guess they are Saturniid moths of the silky moth family not as fuzzy and the fuzzer above though - ooh! who's that? fuzzy cuteness.

so jonah has had, i believe, 6 great weeks of life thus far. he's had 3 of his 4 grandparents here to visit and love him up; Lorne and Lorna just days after his birth and Jessie more recently also spent a week with us. He's had of course many "firsts", which now litter the calendar Tara made for us and soon he'll meet many more of you as we decend first on Edmonton for Laisha's family affair next weekend then the Seymour clan's gathering in Clearwater the week after, looking forward to seeing you all...

Sunday, June 03, 2007

The greatest gift

Today was both Mom and babe's birthday! Laisha and our son, Jonah Alexander Rosnau Deans are well after a successful home birth at 04:02 this morning! Jonah weighed in at 8lbs. 7.3oz. and a longish ~54cm (21 1/4").

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Anticipated arrivals

Often Saturday mornings are reserved for sleeping in long, hard, and deep, usually until Laisha returns from pilates but on this particular day wakefulnes came early with the birds, lawn mower, rake, and when it seemed more appropriate to do so construction. I was able to get the majority of boards cut before washing the car and heading for the field and the season "ice breaker"

Earlier this week Laisha reminded me that a small human is arriving soon and the deck needed to be finished for safety. Well, as fate would have it turns out that I had already given it some thought. Perhaps all I needed was the kind encouragement and incentive that I was looking for. So, after some shop-night discussions with the guys on Wednesday and a late-night-site visit, I had a plan. Or, well at least I had solid idea and so I went to hd and cleared out their stock of coastal wrc. First, I skimmed the cream off the 6' pile then picked through the 4's to make up the difference of board feet that I knew I needed. Although we still have not sold the truck, I decided to take the Volvo anyways, with its roof rack to carry and tie-down straps ready.

It was great to have had Travis assist as much with his chop saw and extra drill to see it to the finish line so quickly... now that the deck is done, I been thinking a whole lot more about cedar and the raised beds that I am going to make so as to have somewhere to put all these little things. Here is the cherry tomatoe congregation in the nursery late last month, I think one of them seedlings knew something about the light that the others were intent on finding out as well... or, maybe they were speculating on the bassinet behind. In any event, these little ones have all gone greener with brighter lights, pot ups and lavender understories.

see you again back here soonish.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Ruby on Tuesday

Varoom! she goes, wait a second... was that a station wagon? Pleased to call her ours, realiable and safe for the littlest one who's arrival seems imminent. Check back for more photos of all things growing.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

The birds are back in town

At least they were well numbered in Vernon this past weekend...

...and back up here in Prince the migration is well underway as well. Easter sprang not unnoticed for all its sweetness and spirit. Much love and new growth everywhere made easy great thoughts of you.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Go CANucks!

One of Vancouver's fuzzier fans...

Monday, March 19, 2007

The chips are down

I am using peat pellets for indoor seedling starts this year - they're interesting and kind of remind me of those lil bath critters that grow 1000x their original size into alligators and frogs and such.
...ok, these ones only grow about 5x and are not slimy but you know what I am talking about.

Here's to harvests plenty and golden cherries and summertime!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Where itsat!?

Somewhere in between...
here and there,
more or less, ready
and done,
past to future in belief and trust,
challenged and fulfilled, happy and whole,
it's ideal and possible!? with logic and reason?
somewhere in between...folly and brilliance and waking and sleeping,
as friend and brother in love - God bless.
here's to all that is taught - and all that's not easy,
ask, believe, and receive.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Its time for another

I love you so much more than for all of which you are. I'm in awe of all the rituals that you bathe yourself in these days to find comfort and strength to endure the upswelling growth and transformation, sure you say that it is the bebe in there who is in need of no other way but it is you who listens, stretching through the too often surprising discomfort. You make new to grin through your commitment. Always with joy you have more to give to the love inside you, the fuzzer beside you, and the husband who adores you.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

What a great Christmas holiday we had in the presence of many friends and family this year. Laisha and I were in Vernon for the first week of winter fun in the sunshine and snow.

We hiked

and skiied

and made perogies!

Our journey continued from the interior to Vancouver on Christmas day for another full week.

The evening we arrived we all enjoyed a delicious and festive feast at Tara's,

everyone except Cohen that is, who eat before we did...

we had a restful stay with Nancy and John in Richmond,

went shopping at Ikea one day,

and I got to see the Canucks play!

The roads were clear and bare for smooth driving in every way

our return on New Year's eve we had a great stay

at a bed,

and breakfast on Sheridan bay hooray!