Wednesday, March 28, 2012
What a wonderful wedding! I started getting to know Jess, and enjoying our talks on the drive north when a few girls from the neighborhood started carpooling to school, and I met Ryan when I helped with the wheat harvest I posted about here. Ryan is one of the Urban Pilgrim Farm(ers) the (faded) sign speaks of. Not only was he highly involved with the planting and harvesting of the wheat, much of which featured in the wedding, Ryan also grew most of the ingredients for the food served at the reception including all of the sunchokes for the soup, which was prepared by both families a day or two before. Ryan also made the communion wine. Which was absolutely scrumptious from the tiny taste I had. There were so many beautiful little touches like this which made the day rich with meaning and symbolism. And it really was great to see what a community event it was. I'm so pleased to have shared the day with these two and their friends and families and I'm genuinely excited for them in the adventures that await them together. An enormous thankyou to Sara who also helped photograph during the ceremony.
Posted by Sharolyn Newington at Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Spring is here! It rained (and even snowed) for most of my Spring Break but the sunshine arrived on Friday and is set to stay for the rest of the weekend. Vancouver looks so different in the sunlight and I feel instantly healthier after a bike ride and some vitamin D! Image above courtesy of Jill Barklem, author and illustrator of the Brambly Hedge books.
clean sheets on the line,
hydrangeas coming back to life,
crocus colour in suprising places; in a neglected pot of mint,
an unkept backyard.
pear tree buds of possibility,
Posted by Sharolyn Newington at Saturday, March 24, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
I made jam this week with some local raspberries (frozen in the summer) and some huckleberries (?) Matt brough back from his family's place near the Rocky Mouuntains over Christmas. BC Jam! Photo has NOT been edited at all. This colour is real.
Posted by Sharolyn Newington at Thursday, March 22, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Thank You Dani from Danni Press for this lovely package that arrived with the postie last Friday. I entered a competition at Dani's booth at Got Craft back in December when I was helping to sell some JustPotters ceramics. What a treat. Thanks again!