A Pieceful Life

A Pieceful Life

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I'm so glad that you stopped by, and hope that you enjoy your visit. Here you will find pieces of my life - quilting, cross-stitch, family, travel, friends.
My name is Peg - I am a 60ish wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend - and if we're not already related or friends, hope to become your friend too.
We live in the eastern end of the beautiful Fraser Valley, about 1.5 hours east of Vancouver, BC. Empty nesters, we have one son living just a few minutes away, our other son and daughter live in Alberta.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Finding the cool

In this hot, hot weather all we can do is search for the coolest spots we can find.  A few days ago, we drove about 10 minutes from home to a piece of property where the owner, whoever this wonderful person is, has left his wooded land in a fairly natural state, carving a walking path through the shade of the old trees so that people like us can find somewhere to cool off a little bit.  Our basset, Sadie, needs walks too, and this is perfect for her – she’s really languishing in this heat.

In this lovely spot, an artist has dressed up the trees with some ‘forest folk’ for the pleasure of the visitors:

 

A kind soul also made sure nobody could get lost:

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As is usual in nature, there is a cycle of life and death.  In most cases fallen trees were left to contribute to the on-going cycle:

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But when a fall made it difficult to navigate the path, somebody ensured that walking would continue to be easy:

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I just hope that a woodworker/sculptor somewhere was able to take advantage of the chunk removed from here – maybe to make something like this sculpture, newly placed at a corner just down the street:

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After our walk we headed to a nearby sidewalk cafe for a cool drink, and sat relaxing near the lake and admiring the view:

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The flower pot in the front of the picture became a temporary stop for another of God’s creatures to have a refreshing snack:

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One of my latest quilt projects has a touch of nature in it – progress has been made on this, but unfortunately I don’t have a new picture to share:

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Wishing you all the opportunities to enjoy the glories of nature wherever you are.

Blessings, Peg

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