Sunday, 13 December 2015
I wanted to get the library garden mulched no matter what the weather!
Staycation REALLY begins now. This time, I mean it!
And then we changed out of wet and muddy clothes and went to Time Enough Books for a reading by Robert Michael Pyle.
As we approached, we could see from the way the boats looked to the south of the buildings that the tide was at its peak.
The sun was about to come out and the sky looked like we were probably going to miss a rainbow.
In the bookstore, we met our good friend J9 and settled in to hear Robert Pyle read from the new edition of Wintergreen (with a new forward and an afterward that updates the stories).
Right after the reading, we had to rush off to get the the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum before they closed. They have a certain item in their gift shop which I needed to complete a Christmas package that needed mailing the next day.
At the Museum, we were able to catch the last two songs of Tuba Christmas, which is usually the holiday tradition of J9 and me; this year, as we all agreed, books trumped tubas.
Back home, I thought I could maybe get all the mulch moved before pitch dark….and then….
I went in, took coat off, rain stopped, put coat on, rushed back out, rain began again, gave up.
Monday, 14 December 2015
A beautiful winter day enabled me to get the last two or more yards of mulch applied to beds in the front and back garden.
Meanwhile, Allan ran errands having to do with last minute Christmas shopping.
I walked all round the garden in the afternoon and admired the various mulched spots.
Well satisfied, I was able to settle in to an evening of reading.
Montana Mary’s Christmas package arrived, provided a dessert of holiday cookies:
Now begins the 12 days of Christmas (perhaps not the tradition 12 days) with social events piled up and alternating almost every other day with potential reading and perhaps boating days. While we enjoy this social whirl, I have a series of restrospective photo galleries and slide shows lined up for your enjoyment.