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Raccoons galore

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A few years ago I blogged about Frostie, our yard raccoon. Ever since we started feeding her, Frosty kept coming back, and we found out she lives very near us, under our shed in fact.

It's winter...

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What better activity than to read from the Kindle to the Cats?

The bear and the two legged hound

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What can I say? I live in a madhouse...

Spoiled cats live here

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Whenever we go away even for a short period, the cats react as if we have been gone for weeks. It's so much fun to come home... we always get such a warm welcome!

How time flies...

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And before you know it... it's mid November! Yesterday we celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary, that too seems like yesterday.

The bare evidence

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It's nice to live close to wildlife... but there is a downside too. We had looked forward to pick our plums, they were just getting red, ripe & juicy. But when we got up to get them, every single one was gone... and the tree was ruined. We collected some evidence, and I think we got the culprit... GRR!!!

Smile, you're on camera!

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Murray and I are very happy with our home, but we do realize we live in semi-isolation. From the moment we bought this house, we considered installing a video surveillance system.

Oh Oh Canada!

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Oh Canada... how I enjoy living here. How much, after almost six years, I still have to learn about how big you are...

Bye little feathered friends, till next spring!

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As always, it is a sad moment when we have to say goodbye to the little hummers. Not only will be miss their antics, but it is also a sign that summer will end... one day.

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 17

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Today I got a flea up my "pants" to finally record the next Sor piece.

Another Krant article

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Once in a while I guest write for the Dutch newspaper for Canadians, De Krant. Last April I wrote an article about phishing, hacking and how we can protect ourselves.

Deer visitors

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We had visitors yesterday... Atrus spotted them first. When I came up, I saw him stare intently at something just beneath our kitchen window.

Peace and quiet at last

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Peace and quiet at LAST? But don't you live in a piece of paradise? Well, yes we do, except for one tiny thorn.

Summer?

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Crazy weather! YES that is my winter coat... it was only 12 degrees Celsius this week.

Butterfly

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We had an unexpected visitor today... isn't she pretty?

If you want the best seat in the house...

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... first remove the cat!

Marshmallows & Mosquitoes

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I love living in Creston... it's so pretty and peaceful especially where we live, out in the country. We have the most beautiful view in the world... I'm not exaggerating...

Twin dolls for twin girls

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This is the text I wrote to accompany these two dolls that I made.

Removing the lean-to

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Murray and I moved to Erickson in 2007. So much has been done to the house already... I know I have provided pictures here and there, but I also know how slack I have been in keeping this blog up-to-date. Sorry!

Retriever dog Atrus

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Atrus really thinks he is a retriever dog.

Rotterdam in 1938

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Yesterday I received this rare gem: a converted old 16mm film reel of 1938 and later.

Early Hummingbird

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We saw them again: our sweet hummingbirds! All winter they spent down South, but now they're back for the summer.

A new computer!

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Yippee! After about 8 years, I finally got a new computer.

Born to play music

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My Dad was born to play music. In 1956, when he was 18, he became the world champion with his harmonica.

So much to tell

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I don't even know where to begin... Let's start with: I'm in the Netherlands to visit my parents. I have been here for over a week already and will actually be on my way home soon again.

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 16

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Another Sor! In this one I'm trying some new techniques and stuff and things :)

The Geek Speaks

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In case people didn't know: I am an utter geek... just ask Mur how I enjoy the computer, gadgets and code.

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 15

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Here is another Sor piece... and this time I took the trouble to learn it by heart - as I should with all pieces really!

Embroidery thread

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I got a present... a box full of embroidery thread in every color under the sun.

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 14

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Finally, another recording! Yes, I know... it's been quite a while since my previous Sor piece.

A Surprise Project

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I have been busy again on the sewing machine.

Cute and Sad

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We live very close to the wildlife around us. Bears, deer, raccoons, wolves, cougars, coyotes etc live right on our property. Sometimes though it makes us feel sad to see the cruelty of nature.

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