Friday, October 21, 2005

Modern Life

Having a TV with a cable attached the back is not a big deal. If you add a VCR, well, you need a few more cables; still, no big deal. Now, if you decide that you want a DVDR, things get interesting; even more interesting if you decide all signals should be directed through the digital amp. Yesteday, I finally convinced all these components to speak to each other! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Squash Fun

There must not be any shape or colour that squash cannot be grown in. I recently bought 8 of these delights for $2 CAD. Two of these, however, seemed to have more than mere decoration on their "minds" - hmmm..... Posted by Picasa

New Carpet

I've never before owned a hand knotted Persian "tribal" carpet before. I've always assumed that the real thing was only for millioniares. I dropped into a carpet shop and found out that many of the smaller carpets are available for under $400 CAD. For this you get the most wonderful range of hand dyed wool carpets that just glow with their richness of colour. So, here it is! Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 07, 2005

The garden is over for this year. Posted by Picasa

Summer's End

When I started my balcony container garden this spring, I knew that come first frost, it would all have to be put away. That is, after all the whole nature of seasonal gardening. What I didn't quite figure on was the impact it would have. I have spent time in this wonderful mini environment every day this summer, watering, pruning, harvesting, etc. To have it all gone is, well, a bit of a shock. With terrestial gardens something always remains; many plants can overwinter; not so here. Ahh.. but next year......