Spring Beauties

The winter whose arrival I had begrudged back in October is now history.  I captured little of its beauty on camera preferring to keep my gloves on and keep moving… But with the advent of spring sunshine I am back in business.  Here are the highlights so far.

The big moment of March was the arrival of grandbaby #8–Madelyn Grace in Powell River!  So I had a handy excuse to abandon the snow and get a sneak preview of spring’s finery.

Of course the best bit was baby cuddles and visits with our three daughters…

And spending time with the big brother!


But then there was the sea to savor…

and the picnics and the barbecues and the hikes…

By the time I was ready to fly home Magnolia blooms were dancing in spring’s freshness and I just couldn’t get enough of them!


Now I’m home…

So pleased to find that spring is on the move here too!

God’s world is so full of His beauty!

Thanks for letting me share my corner of it with you ( :


(How this did not get published until now is a mystery…but here it is belatedly…)

Home again from my tour-de-grandbabies

I got home a week ago from my grandma travels, to brilliant morning sun pouring in the front window–a dramatic change after living in ‘the shadow’ of our mountains all winter.  It has helped to ease me back into this white winter and a quiet routine devoid of soft baby cheeks and pudgy hands learning pat-a-cake.

Following the visit with the newest grandaughter up north, I had continued my tour-de-grandbabies with a flight back ‘home’ to Powell River to catch up with Jaxon, now 9 months old,  and his parents and aunties!

God sent a batch of sunshine that apparently has been long in coming.  It made the walks in my favorite places with some of my favorite people all the  more special!



I even got a sneak preview of springtime–


On departure day, the rains returned for my ferry crossing to fly home– a fitting finish to a sweet week of home and family.



Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good.  His faithful love endures for ever! 

Good-bye Powell River



Today is moving day.  The van is loaded. We’re on our way.

Ironically, this was the paper that came to our doorstep this week:

P1170293Another family will receive its welcome…


Our baby flew North this morning to spend some time with her Grandma in Alaska!


And we packed up with the help of friends and hit the road.

Good-bye Powell River……..


Good-bye friends…



Good-bye family home…





…with the personal touches…



Good-bye to the coast…



And Thank-you God for so many years in such a paradise!


Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Ps.37:4