A Walk in the Park

It was glorious and sunny this morning when I went for a walk with my friend, Lynda, and her two borrowed dogs. Good thing we were out then because now it’s clouded over, windy and cool. Oh, and it is raining. Not that one can’t walk in the rain, but I do enjoy the sunshine! Here are a few of the beauties encountered in the park and surrounding area.


I feel so lucky to live in the midst of this beauty.


a change of scene

It snowed in Calgary and now it’s snowing on WordPress! Monday morning was absolutely beautiful. We had fresh snow and sunshine and no wind. It was so lovely I had to pull over several times on my way to yoga. I wanted to capture the essence of the look, in case it melted away while I was in class. This is what I saw:three giants in snow

deep snow on trees

snowy street

single snowy tree

snowy street view

The snow had obviously blown in, as the coverage was heavy on one side of the trees, while the back side was left bare. Two hours later when I was outside again, clumps of snow were falling off the trees as they absorbed the heat from the sun. I love the oversized coniferous trees which tower above the houses. In an older neighborhood you can see that people don’t plant with full size trees in mind. They either don’t believe the trees will get as big as they are supposed to, or they know they will have moved by then and it will be someone else’s problem!

an award for me? you shouldn’t have

I am delighted to thank Terri at Terri’s Kitchen (an American living and cooking in England) for my nomination for the Sunshine Blogger’s Award. This is my first blog award, and I am so pleased that someone thinks enough of my rambling to nominate me!

sunshine blog award flower

For those who do not know what a Sunshine Blog Award is, it is an award for “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”. As an award winner, there are a few rules to follow:

  • Link the award to the person(s) who gave it to you .
  • Answer the questions that come with it. (These seem to vary a bit!)
  • Pass it along to 10 people and let them know they have received it.

My questions and answers…

Favorite animal : currently Kush the cat

Favorite drink : water – I’m a cheap date

Facebook or Twitter : Facebook

My Passion : creating

Favorite Pattern : dots

Favorite Day of the Week : Friday

Favorite Flower : Peony

In no particular order, here are the ten blogs that I have nominated for the Sunshine Award.  Please take the time to check them out!

Musings From The Studio – a look inside Linda Cote’s art and processes
Chica Andaluza – living the dream up a mountain somewhere in Andalucia
Homemade Delish – all about food and drink
Fork and Beans – healthful eating with allergies
Emmy Cooks – daily recipes for real food from one Seattle kitchen
Joe Graff’s Recipe Blog – me, my family’s and my friend’s recipes
The Scrumptious Pumpkin – transforming fresh, healthy ingredients into everyday, delicious dishes
Terrified Tastebud – one physician’s passion-fueled leap into the professional kitchen
Art and Picture Framing – art framing and consulting
Sweet Pea’s Kitchen – my daily adventures in the kitchen
 I think that’s it – except I need to send out my notices now. Thanks to anyone following Time To Be Inspired. I hope you enjoying reading this blog even half as much as I enjoy putting it together. And thanks again to Terri’s Kitchen for the nomination.