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Comforting canopy above my head

Traveling home
 I was made for the ground not to fly in the air. 
Give me a canopy of clouds and soft grass under foot. 
Let me soar through imagination where I can fly as high as a griffin, no a magical turquoise dragon. 

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I was made to walk this earth and fly through my imagination. 

We left Victoria BC at 6:00 am MST and arrived back in Ontario 4:00 pm EST.   It was snowing in Calgary and we were delayed by an hour while our plane went through a deicing procedure first orange foam then green.

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Paul and I were able to spread out across three seats and if ever we fly again we will look into the price on a class higher.  

Traveling home


Mixed emotions marks the end of every vacation, sad to say goodbye to family and glad to be home. 
Both emotions sparked by memories because in this moment we are strapped in our seats with our seat backs in the upright position descending from the sky where I do not belong, to the familiar ground where I will no longer look down on the clouds they will once again be the comforting canopy above my head. 


Grandma Snyder
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Bucket List Knitting

Soon after the Georgia knitting retreat last spring, a knitter friend asked, “Would you like to come to the Maine retreat with me in the fall?” In an uncharacteristic move for me, I gave her an instant “Yes!” I tend to overthink things. Find a zillion reasons why I shouldn’t go. Reasons not to fly somewhere to knit. How silly is that?

But it dawned on me. I’ve reached the “now or never” stage of life. The time when I’d better go while my knee and hip joints are all my own—and they all still work. That sounds a little morbid, but it’s the truth. I’m past tending to children. I don’t have as many responsibilities as I did years ago. My schedule is somewhat my own now.

So here we go. Take a quick look at my trip to Maine. Mostly a trip to knit. But thanks to the good friend (and fellow early riser) who sent pre-dawn texts asking “Are you up? Want to go now?” I got to see the sun come up over several rocky coastlines. She made sure I caught a glimpse of the Bush family compound across the water. And she made my picture standing beside the giant boot at the L.L. Bean store in Portland. After years of being a catalogue customer, seeing that giant store in person was a treat. Thank you, Jo, for making sure I saw a lot. But you made sure there is more to see next time.

Knitters from one corner of the country to the other.

My first lobster roll. Ever.

My total knowledge of Maine was Jessica Fletcher’s “Cabot Cove” 
on the TV show Murder She Wrote.
Now I’ve seen the real deal.

The early bird gets the dramatic photo.

A coastline so different from the one that borders my state.

 We stayed at their guest house.
That time when my clothes matched the beach.

 Adding to my collection of sunrise photos.
You can’t have just one lobster roll.

Yes. There really was knitting.

No clue why these are planted here.

Had to stand in line for a photo.
And the perfect pattern to make while I was in Maine.
Pattern:  Maine Morning Mitts, by Clara Parks
Yarn:  Patons Classic Wool Worsted
Needles: Size 7
Maine…I’ll be back.
But first I’m going on another knitting bucket list trip in the spring.
That one requires a passport.
< big grin >

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One Last Wonderful Day in Victoria BC

Victoria BC
Today we spent our last day in Victoria visiting with Alexander, Toaster and Kelsey.  Our day started as they all have with a very magical morning walk with Toaster. 

Victoria BC


The University of Victoria dog park opens onto the Mystic Vale a protected environmental area where pathways and bridges roam up and down a valley within the University campus.


Victoria BC

Victoria BC


The rainy season started today, and a gentle mist fell upon us all day, brightening all the colours.  

Victoria BC

Victoria BC
Victoria BC


Today it was the fungi that drew our attention as did the red rose hips that seem to be everywhere.  Do people still make rose hip tea?


Victoria BC


From Mystic Vale we went downtown where we had a wonderful lunch and tasted some great beer and I discovered a new favourite root beer ‘Captain Electro Intergalactic Root Beer’ bottled by Phillips brewing company – now we just must figure out how to get it back to Ontario.


Victoria BC


The day ended with tea and journaling – does life get any better.


Victoria BC

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Reentry

It was a grand adventure. I’ll tell you about it soon.But I’m easing back into my place here.A stop between the bigger trip and getting back home.A place to catch my breath.Taking time to tell Daddy-O about the things I saw.The new people I met. And th…

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