This should be a rather interesting post since it’ll be the first time I’ve done this on my phone as opposed to my laptop so bear with me if it looks a little bit odd! I am in Alberta all week visiting with Brianne and Brady. I must say I am very happy to be here when the weather is so glorious and fall colours so golden, as opposed to the usual -25 to -35 that I get when I come at Christmas! My first like is this view out of the guest room at Brianne’s.
I’m very glad that the usual fall winds that come here and blow the leaves off all too soon have not shown up yet.
I like this quote from The Daily Calm.
I love this piece, Tabula Rasa by Don MacDonald and Alison Gibran on YouTube.
I like the Paddington and the Queen cartoon I saw after the Queen’s death. As Kate has noted below, it was actually done by Eleanor Tomlinson after the Platinum Jubilee celebrations this past summer.
I love the fact that one of the first and main activities Brady wanted to do with Brianne and me is take us to the downtown branch of the Edmonton Public Library. It has undergone a major renovation and it is just beautiful.
I love this photo of my niece with her three dogs, and Brady and Brianne on a wonderful walk we did in the river valley of Edmonton.
It’s a huge off-leash dog park with river access and oh yes, two of her three doggies went in for a swim! I loved seeing all sizes and breeds of dogs playing, meeting both humans and dogs, chasing balls and sticks and enjoying the glorious weather.
Meanwhile back at my house in Ontario, once again this year, I like how well my impatiens did, and I love that the pink and white plants are all volunteers! They reseeded themselves I guess; that hasn’t happened before but I have several here and in another bed that did that. The sweet autumn clematis that is clambering over the fence (pretty much done now) did really well again. I love it’s pungent jasmine-like scent.
I love my mandevilla which is a third generation baby I grew from a cutting. I’ll probably take a cutting from her, to have for next summer. I may overwinter this one again. I got three years out of her mama.
I am enjoying the current book I am reading, Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. At times it is laugh-out-loud hilarious and at others all too worrying because if its portrayal of this sad world in which we live with too many idiots. Within the first few sentences, he writes this:
This story is about a lot of things, but mostly about idiots. So it needs saying from the outset that it’s always very easy to declare that other people are idiots, but only if you forget how idiotically difficult being human is.
The other terrific book I read this month is The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. Amazing, sentient beings I’ve always felt they are, but this book gives scientific evidence of how they communicate, help and protect each other. Scientists from around the world are starting to uncover just how amazing they truly are.
The common question for this week is a beauty product you especially love. I do love Vichy, their UV protection face cream, Aqualia Thermale, and their makeup remover cream. For my crazy curly hair, to tame it I loved and swore by Catwalk Curls Rock but I can’t find it these days so I am now using Fructis sculpting gel and am pleased with it how it helps to control the curls and contain the frizz! My favourite scent is and always has been, since grade 10, L’Air du Temps by Nina Ricci.
Here’s a pic of my favourite grandson, modelling his new hockey stick that Nana and Grampa bought😍
Remember that you can find several other posts of simple gratitude just by hopping over to LeeAnna’s blog, Not Afraid of Color.