Quick Bites from Pender

Reflections

In Island Life on December 22, 2009 at 11:49 pm

Dad

Today would have been my Dad’s 74th birthday.  It’s been almost 3 years, and I still miss him everyday.

sun-on-water

So I decided to go easy on myself — after work, the Dooze and I went for a walk on Medicine Beach.

dog-on-beach

He looked for crabs, while I took some photos and had some quiet time.

medicine-beach

Don’t we live in a beautiful place?  It’s hard to believe it’s the first day of winter.

sage-rosemary-thyme

has anyone seen the parsley?

Dad loved music — we played Janis Joplin, CCR, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel, Harry Belafonte, etc. at his funeral (mostly acoustic versions…you’ll have to trust me — it worked).  I haven’t been able to listen to that playlist since the day, but the herbs on the deck often have me humming one of his favourites.  And inside my head, I always hear his distinctive staccato whistle accompanying me.

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