Monday, September 24, 2007

Moving on...

Tonite I sit typing on Nancy's computer as mine is taken apart and moved to Portland. To Portland and back this afternoon with the final load of stuff the movers won't move. Back to hear the crickets and the great horned owl call at the harvest moon.

Tomorrow the packers come to box our stuff. Nine years and two months at Oxbow comes to an end on Sunday and a new phase of our lives begins. The city is the right move now, especially given that this wonderful spot on the earth where we live has just been borrowed. But, it is truly ours as we have honored it and our art graced it as we grew from its inspiration.

No photos tonite to post--the camera is packed. And the last images of Oxbow--soon to be as empty as it was when we arrived--our ours to keep and not to share with others. We take away 9 years of memories--our married life--and we leave parts of our hearts behind in memory of two small pets who will be here forever.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Over the Rainbow

Just 55 km west of the rainbow, it's clear what cheap hydro brings on. But, let's not wear a hair shirt--even those of us who try to be good about the recycle use plenty of paper and aluminum (or maybe that's aluminium). Just because products are made out of sight and with "renewable" energy doesn't mean they don't have a price.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

What’s for Dinner?

One thing I will miss very much when we move from Oxbow is the summer evening light in the kitchen. The intense western sun streams in the windows and the colors and shadows are fabulous

What’s a Trip to Canada without…

Poutine! Got this one at Burger King in the Vancouver airport and it doesn’t measure up to the Québec variety. For starters, the curds were a little too much like Velveeta (only white) and the brown gravy wasn’t much. However, it is a food group and who can pass it up! Pass the Spam, please...

The End of August in northern British Columbia

I flew into Terrace, BC the other night and was treated to the best rainbow show I’ve ever seen. The mountains and evening sky weren’t bad either.