Saturday, 5 May 2018

Salad and Wine: The Parable of the Weeds

The latest and greatest music video to come!  Featuring Andrew's homemade cajon.
Loosely based on Jesus' parable of the weeds found in Matthew 13

Hey Boss! We hope you're not too teed
Your dirt was guaranteed
We don't have any leads
What happened to your seeds
Your crop is full of weeds

They were planted by my enemy

Uh...Boss...Do you really mean to say
Sometime the other day
While the April wind blew
Someone snuck in here with new
Tiny fluffy parachutes?


Fresh salad greens all summer
Dandelion wine all winter

Monday, 19 March 2018


I've been enjoying the Spring Light.
Especially when mixed with sawdust.

And tonight there was a nice rainbow in Clearbrook. Super brilliant. The photo barely shows it though.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Skating Champs

Michelle and Kate and I went to watch the National Skating Championships in Vancouver yesterday. Malachi visited his cousins. It was great to see, and good to spend time there with Kate and Michelle; however in my opinion it was a bit long (6 hours). We watched senior men's free skate and some pairs free skate as well. Then we watched the medals get awarded too. Yep, Patrick Chan and Virtue/Moir got gold as usual...Kate took skating lessons last fall and stopped for the winter/spring, but now she wants to continue again...

Sunday, 31 December 2017

The Lonely Fire Hydrant

Once upon a time there was a lonely fire hydrant.

It lived in a vast park. It tried to make conversation with various pine cones, to no avail. It wished it had a friend.

One day its wish came true. A boy named Andrew was walking by after an ice storm. He thought the fire hydrant was picturesque in its surroundings. No one had ever paid it attention before and the fire hydrant was smitten. But the boy had to go because it was getting dark.

The fire hydrant was sad but also glad that it had met the boy.

The End


Here in the Fraser Valley we had an ice storm over the past few days. It had been cold with a bit of snow, then some warmer air moved in and the freezing rain took down a bunch of trees, power lines, etc. Today was sunny and things started to melt a bit. Here's a couple of photos from Mill Lake:

Monday, 18 December 2017

Walk in the Rain

On Sunday, for reasons I cannot explain,
I decided to take a long walk in the rain.

The new tower to the south of Mill Lake gets lost in the low clouds

A long walk can lessen static back pain
And help minds boxed in all week to attain
a re-appreciation of all that is main.

To slow down and notice the signs in the lane
-driving past in my truck no notice to deign-
Giving conscience condescension arraigned
Judged and juried, moving past all that is bane.

Hmm. Any more archaic 'ān' words I can use in this poem?

Saturday, 11 November 2017


Something floated down from above. Then another, and another. Fall had arrived. A good windstorm helped many more leaves cover the lush green grass. I borrowed a rake from the co-op's shed and made a big pile. The intention is to fill compostable bags with them and truck them to the depot...eventually!

In the background you see our place: look for the spider web!