Sunday, July 02, 2006


This was the best Canada Day ever. The weather was incredible - the skies blue as lapis. Droves of people poured out into the streets.
Kelowna's Float
This is supposed to be the legendary Ogopogo -
a water creature which lurks in Okanagan Lake.
When I woke yesterday morning, and looked out our kitchen window, I was taken aback to see military vehicles, right there! This is something you just don't see around here. Is this Canada, or Kandahar? No worries, they were there because the parade lines up on our street.
Mystery Machine?
No, I was informed this is a mobile grape press!
We only stayed for the parade, then headed home to put some work in before going out to our friend Italia and John's house. Our town puts on the second largest fireworks display in Canada, and we were invited over to view them from their beachfront Bed and Breakfast. Little did we know that evening would find us watching the fireworks from not the edge of the water, but ON the water. John owns a party boat, and it did not take much convincing to get us out on the water to view the fireworks close by. Wow, thats all I can say. 1/2 hour of continuous eye candy - my ears are still ringing. We did take some photos, may post them tomorrow if there are some good ones!
The fire department cooling off the crowds!
A welcome treat - Hide that camera!
As we were at the parade, weaving our way through the streets, I overheard the chatter, bits of flotsam of conversations. I heard one lady in particular say to her husband and child "Quick, lets get out of here before we see you know who! "
It was a sad thing - I pray I'm not a "you know who" I know we all have said this same thing because spiritually it does not sit right. I pray the I could ask the Lord in these situations to come to a better alternative than avoidence. What would be scripture which could address this situation?
I need to fill up this morning at Church, its a GOOD thing.
The Cutest Guy at the Parade!
Keep Your Flowerpots Moist
If your plants dry out quickly, next time you repot, bury a damp sponge in the bottom. It will act as a reservoir!


  1. yes, you won't get an argument here on the cutest-guy thing! LOL
    I'm so stoked to use this barbed wire stuff! i have a page started too! thank you! oh, and i don't know about the avoidance thing... i'll have to think on it!
    Happy blessed Sunday!

  2. some times the Lord let's the situation arise ...and it is His glory that will shine thru ...if you let Him have control of unconfortable situation...He does know what is best for you...sounds like it was a fun filled day for you guys ...and thanks for the ya sis

  3. Ok first off I have to agree he's a cutie. lol
    And thank you so much for your Tip #53. I have lots of plants and will be trying out the sponge when next I repot. Great idea.
    Thank you for all the wonderful freebies also. The barbwire is really neat.

  4. AnonymousJuly 03, 2006

    Love the barb wire. It'll make a great frame. Thanks a bunch.

  5. Barb...I did check your e-blog out and was knocked over by your sweet comments....but you know, I have only known you a short time, but see how selfless and caring, no truly sincerely caring to others you are....and it is because you are such a lovely person that others react for your kind thoughts at this moment in time for me...then again I write (from Ecclesiastes 9.11 " Again I saw that under the sun, the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, not favour to men of skill; BUT TIME AND CHANCE HAPPEN TO THEM ALL" very true, it is times like this I always remember the "Footprints in the Sand"...Love to you and God Bless.



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