The Homestone

Monday, January 25, 2010

Good Morning on the Meadow

The wood stove is warming the kitchen, the coffee's on and it's the start of another great day. David captured these shots of our sunrise this morning. We had about an inch of snow last night ~ the first snow that's fallen in a few weeks. It's lovely; warms things up a bit! At the other end of the day now and a few photos of our sunset. It began about 4:45 pm. David is working at the kitchen table this afternoon because the light is just right and there's the warmth of the wood stove too. He's working on a ring for fellow in Denmark. The ring is Black Walnut and Juniper Heartwood with inlaid bands of Tagish Lake meteorite dust. The ring is tapered and has a featured heartwood knot. The 'star dust' is being inlaid as borders to the heartwood. I can't wait to see the ring finished. Time now to make some dinner and watch the stars come out.

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Owl of Winter.

Winter on the meadow. Our Northern Hawk Owl has been around quite a bit the last few days. All three of us have had our cameras clicking. What a delight this small owl is. Quite comfortable with us it seems.These are a few of the photos David and I have taken while Vince has been getting some great close ups with his telescope camera. A few of our owl's favourite perches are very close to the house giving us the opportunity to watch him up close and personal. He's perched on abird feeder in the photo above.
Here he is perched on top of the clothesline pole.
We see all sorts of critter tracks at the edges of the meadow and watch eagle eyed for sightings of our four legged friends .... soon, soon!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sending prayers and love and money . . .

We are so grateful to be among the fortunate who are enjoying the comforts of a warm home and a good Sunday dinner. We are grateful that we are able to help in some small way. Wanting to help as much as possible as quickly as possible, we searched for agencies who are on the ground in Haiti offering direct disaster assistance. Here are a few suggestions for legitimate Canadian agencies offering aid to the people of Haiti right now. Doctors Without Borders; 1-800-982- 7908 online at Donations can be made to the Canadian Red Cross online at or toll-free at 1- 800-418-1111. The Humanitarian Coalition comprised of CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Quebec and Save the Children Canada, 1-800-464-9154 or and World Vision; 1-800-268-5528 or