Friday, February 27, 2015


The sun came out early and full today. By the time I left at 8:30 a.m. the melt was ticking off the front porch. I had to be mindful not to dislodge a sheet of snow clinging precariously to the metal roof. It was one door slam away from being a really cool YouTube video for an unsuspecting visitor.

At the end of our road, is a church with a cemetery reaching from its steps almost to the road where I drive each day. I sat at the stop sign and fished my new sunglasses from the console and slid them on my face.

I sat for a moment longer looking at the cemetery with lingering snow and I thought to myself: is there a colder place than a cemetery in the snow? I can't imagine one.

Normally I'm off on Friday's, but the roads were closed yesterday so I stayed at home and played in the snow.

Once at my office, I started work on one of my projects. It didn't seem like I'd been there long when the lady who works down the hall stuck her head in the door and told me I was the last one in the building and to turn out the lights when I left. 

She must have seen the confusion on my face, so she told me that the school was only open a half day on Fridays. 

That was news to me, but I found a stopping point, packed up and headed out.

Once home, Jilda was getting ready to go to work, so I took Caillou for a long walk. The wind was still cold, but the landscape was still stunning.

On meditation rock, I stood for a long while listening to the water from the melting snow, rush down the tiny creek in the hollow that runs close to the house.

Caillou heard something off in the distance that I couldn't hear, but he stood for a long while until he was satisfied that it wasn't worth chasing.

That was the extent of my Friday. How was yours?


  1. My Friday makes yours look like an adventure.

  2. That's a beautiful photo.. his fur is such a beautiful warm colour in the sunlight.

  3. You had it all. A little jaunt, a look at the church and cemetery, and a little work. You went home to get (I assume) a quick kiss from Jilda, had a little trek out into the fresh air, and back home to put your feet up in satisfaction. It was a good day.

  4. We're having our house painted. I hate when the painter is here (although THIS one is very neat) but I LOVE it when it's done!!

  5. I built breakfast, my famous fruit smoothie. We started to go walking and it rained so we came back in side. But it is still nice knowing that in the morning, we will be on the road again once all the embillical cords are severed.
    Nice photo. I like your day! Maybe,,..... especially the grave yard.


  6. You had a real easy day, sort of a little vacation...
    It was a busy day for me except when I had to lay down for a nap in the early afternoon. I was waiting for a cow to calve and I was hoping she'd get on with it.

    Before bed time I had to do some book work and online banking for the farm and I was missing one important statement and decided to go to the farm office to look for it and check on that cow.
    Didn't find the statement but the cow was calving.... I was tired this morning when I woke up.


  7. What a gorgeous dog! The photo is great!

  8. I don't always comment, but I do always enjoy your writings Rick.
    Caillou is just stunning by the way.
    Always good wishes to you and Jilda.

  9. My Friday was a busy one to say the least and by the end of it I was glad to fall into bed and go to sleep but now it is Sunday and I will soon have to go and start cooking we are having a baked lunch with roast chicken and all the trimmings

  10. Love your pictures of Caillou! Love the name for meditation rock. Sounds like a great spot.


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