Saturday, February 04, 2006

Spring is Just Around the Corner

Thank you Sharon for taking these beautiful flower pictures.

For Friday night we had mini foursome trip to Mayne Island since the whole world cancelled at the last minute. It was a really nice night anyways, sometime less is more and we had such a cozy time. In the middle of the night at 4am we were awakened to scarey wind sounds and by morning the ferries weren't running. Then before leaving the cabin for breakfast we sat in the living room watching airplane fast winds tear through our innocent little Dinner Bay. It was very exciting and Calvin jumped off the couch at one and pointed at one gust, "there that one must be 80 knots" you could see a bit of a cyclone and how it chopped up the waves below it as it passed.
We were lucky and the weather cleared for just long enough for Sharon and I to go for a nice run. I managed to run 6km on very hilly terrain in just about 50 minutes, and it was so refreshing. As I was running I thought to myself I'm going to miss winter! No one ever says that but if you think about it, what other time of year can you go for a jog and never feel too hot in the middle of the day. The island is so beautiful when it's stormy and today the ocean looked very grey but active and sharp while I was running beside it. Their were so many birds playing around about it too, they looked like they were having a dance party up there.

Later Sharon went down to this really neat Japanese Garden that's just around the corner from the cabin and took the pictures above. I'm so surprised that their was actually color down there, that daffodil well it almost looks like fruit to me with it's water droplets and I wish I could eat it, same with the purple flowers. To bad more flowers weren't edible imagine having daffodil salad at the end of winter to remind you that's springs coming. (K I won't talk about eating flowers anymore:) )

After we came home, Quentin and I watch the movie, "In Her Shoes" and it put me in a really sentimental mood. They read this poem and I haven't heard a poem in so long it just took me by surprise and made me tear up in a nice way.

I Carry Your Heart with Me
e.e. cummings

I carry your heart with me
(I carry it in my heart)
I am never without it
(anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)
I fear no fate
(for you are my fate, my sweet)
I want no world
(for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
I carry your heart
(I carry it in my heart)
I love the line, "here is the root of the root."
Hope everyone out there is having a nice weekend too,
Here's a county song by Faith Hill that I keep playing and singing this weekend "Wish For You"


Anonymous said...

It was a nice fun and cozy weekend at Mayne with some cray wind to add to the excitement. Oh and barely and rain on Saturday! Funny how the island always seems to stay dry.


Candice said...

I am just about to watch that movie "In her SHoes"!!

Lisa's Diet said...

When you watch the movie notice the girls shoes, she has so many and then she even has clear plastic boxes for them. That's my dream closet, just filled with beautiful shoes all neatly organized and displayed