Friday, January 15, 2010

Sonny This Is For You!

sonny..this song is for you!..this is some what of a get well post to you, as you recover from the flu that has once again attacked you this winter,,,,i do believe that this here bridge is in your home town and my old home town[ha!! MINE 58 years ago!]

now i will have to introduce sonny to my blogger friends. really his name is reg but reg it will never be to me...many years ago betty and i and my brother, teddy were babysitters to this little laddie and his brothers and sisters.
just lately we have come back in contact with him through a rivers, manitoba site and i have taken right over again chiding sonny and making sure he tows the line and i must say that he is being a good boy and listens well!

these are four pictures of our beloved manitoba. just see how flat the land is and just look at all of the houses and the air force hangers and the church buildings and the store...and the skating arena and the fire hall and the schools..etc etc etc...well most of it is all gone now after the government closed the base and had most of the buildings and houses and the school too[!] torn down!

this is sonny's mom and dad and his little sister. the family lived about a two minute walk from the golden family.

and these are more brothers and sisters of that bad boy that i used to babysit. sonny and one of my baby sister's sandra panda were the best of friends in those prairie days.

when sonny grew up, he followed in his father's footsteps and served his country, i think in the navy...this little boy with him is his son. and he is really proud of his dad.

the following photos are of sonny's beautiful gardens. the sweet couple immersed in this picture is sonny's gramma and grandpa. they taught their grandchild almost everything he knows about gardening, although i do believe that as far as i can remember, sonny had a green thumb, even as a small child....look at these next pictures, the ones that sonny has taken of his lovely gardens and the ones that i have taken from him from his blog.

what a stunning pond that sonny has made.

the fish feel really safe in it.

all of god's creatures feel very safe and secure in sonny's gardens and they are free from predators as sonny keeps a watchful eye out for them.

they eat and drink to their heart's content!

this guy seems to be actually smiling at sonny, as he snapped this portrait.

miss butterfly is getting her fill of the pollen from one of sonny's flowers. now sonny knows all the names of these flowers but alas! me they are all just a really pretty bouquets of sweet smelling flowers!...that smarty pants even knows the name of each butterfly that comes a visiting him.

even the delicate humming bird has no fear of sonny and comes quite frequently for a taste of sweetness.

and this little thing is surely practising for the honey bee olympics!

well, take care sonny and look after yourself and you be a good boy now...ya' hear!

you can see many more photos of sonny's garden and pretty pictures of our home town at his blog which his nagging babysitter convinced him to create, is just full of them!

god bless you sonny and all the blogging terry

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ruby Tuesday Books

this was a very good week to look for a favourite book and curl up on the couch, covered with a warm blanket and read to our heart's content.

mary t, our beloved teach sure gave us a good assignment for this ruby tuesday. just look at the little red car as it lays freezing in the drive way looking at our frozen house.. "little red car, i know that bernie used to put his motorcycle on a cold winter's day into our kitchen when we lived on ontario road, but our kitchen here is way too small and you are way too big! so outside you must stay little red riding hood.[as you aunt amrita calls you]."

this is the cold path that bernie and i faced as we walked into the little white house.

and these were the icicles that were reflecting in the windows of our computer room.

ah!..finally sticking to the assignment...i have placed on my computer my big red bible and three of my favourite poetry books. the author of the bible is god, and the author of those poems is my dear friend donna glad i was when they arrived in a package from new york. all four of these books are precious to me!

these "elsie" books belonged to mom golden. she grew up reading them and they are very interesting indeed..they are very old and very worn but they are treasures to me...a gift from mom golden.

i have several books about castles and many books about different cities. the book about the great britain castles is full of many pictures and interesting stories and the book of toronto, which is the capital city of ontario tells the story of how the city was born.

now this young lady is one who i have always respected and in my mind she is my favourite of all of the royals..she was a good mother and a role model. she was just as sweet as the queen mother and it was a loss to the world when she passed away. i have so many books on her and even though i had to give hundreds of books away when we moved from our large house to this small white bungalow, my princess diana books all came with on moving day.

and so, as i said , this is a very good day for reading in our warm, cozy house.."poor little red car, don't you be fretting now, the days are getting longer and spring is on its have mrs. mac, the snow queen of idaho to thank for all this cold weather!...for shame!"

Happy ruby tuesday everyone and happy reading and god bless terry