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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sand Hill Cranes at Lac Du Bois

After a great Thanksgiving at my parents, we went hiking at my favourite spot: Lac Du Bois. And as luck would have it, there were several sandhill cranes in the park.

Peter and I saw The Social Network last night. A good movie. Great acting. The female roles were pathetic for the most part though. It portrayed what I have been led to believe: no one makes a fortune without sacrificing others. I recently read articles about the founders of facebook Sean Parker (Vanity fair) and Mark Zukerberg (The New Yorker)--interesting characters.

Mistaya is off to Vancouver this afternoon for more ME to WE (social justice group and conference). She's joined the local chapter of the national group too.
Tabs joined school choir. Now she will be singing all week--as she belongs to the Kelowna Community Youth Choir as well.
Pip and I have been enjoying her speech class. She needs more practice with her S and F sounds. She is such a physical kid--always running and jumping. She seriously hurt her leg again--a giant red scrape and purple bruise on her thigh--chasing after the dog. She runs around completely unaware of her surroundings--deep in play--just like a dog. When she gets hurt it's always a huge surprise to her and she doesn't know how or where it happened. My daughter the dog.

Working on my novel as I wait for the UBC gang to respond to my phone calls and emails about a possible date to get together so I can start my research. Frustration for the nation.

Building the most amazing life-size witch from the skeleton up--Grisellda is her name and she is going to be gorgeous. Will post her creation process once she is finished--in time for Halloween. She's going to sit on our balcony railing, watching the children below.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Melissa Mix Hart said...

What? No birders out there? I thought for sure I'd get a least one birding enthusiast to comment.

October 15, 2010 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Chris and I went out to see the cranes but they were quite far away and we didn't feel like wading over to see them. Your pictures are very nice though.

October 15, 2010 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Melissa Mix Hart said...

Yes, they were far out. I waded to the edge of the pond but didn't go further as I didn't want to frighten them. My clothing were covered in these little hitchhiker seeds like burs.

October 16, 2010 at 1:04 PM  

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