America the Beautiful

Just returned from taking a couple who had never been to the States on a Taste of America tour. Starting in New York, we made our way up to Boston,  down to Washington,  across to Dallas-Fort Worth,  on to the Grand Canyon,  Bryce and Zion,  Las Vegas,  Yosemite,  Carmel and San Francisco. What a beautiful and wonderful country we live in — and how fortunate we are to live here. The one comment that we heard from them again and again was how kind and friendly Americans are. Waiters,  shop assistants,  hotel clerks all went out of their way to make them feel comfortable. Two thumbs up America.

Making a come back

I have allowed this blog to slip partly because if I acknowledge in my more honest moments that I am the only one who reads it. But with my semester at an end and with so much to say, it is time to get going again. The big news this week was the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. I suppose we all fear retaliation right now.

Snow day

Back home and we are being blessed by a light dusting of snow. Hard to believe we were paddling in the warm sunshine less than two weeks ago and now we are looking out on a -5C day. What is there about snow that is so attractive? The white blanket makes the world look quite magical. Ours is less than 1/2 inch deep but it is enough to create an illusion of real snow. As I type, a black kitty with a patch of white on his chest is running across our white lawn and the contrast is almost like the races in My Fair Lady. It is all just magic.