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The Pancake Chronicles: grey day, cold hands

The Pancake Chronicles

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

grey day, cold hands

Here is the BerryMobile. It picked me up at half past 10.
Waiting inside were two boys, three girls and a picnic lunch.

This is the lakey world I live in.
And this is what it looked like as we whipped by in the
BerryMobile one grey day.

Brent kept us all laughing.

Anna and I and Pterodactyl Wendy
Trying to keep my hands warm.
Anna is amused and perplexed by Wendy's pterodactyl.

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolour, summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all.

Stanley Horowitz

I found these sweet mermaids washed up on the Canadian Shield.

These are what we came for. They are tiny and particularly tiny this year.
And sparse. We didn't find very many.
Maybe I'll make a muffin.

Can you see it?
Cranberry winking at you.


Blogger Rachel said...

5th photo down from the start of your post. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!

18 September 2007 at 13:04  
Blogger Koala Bear said...

Awesome pictures!! Looks like you had fun despite the cold weather and sparse berries this year.

18 September 2007 at 13:43  
Blogger Sonya said...

'Berrymobile'. Hee, hee.

Love the photos, as always. You have a real gift.

18 September 2007 at 21:40  
Blogger Scrapnqueen said...

One muffin's worth? I hope the glee from the company made up for the lack of berry results.

Looks like a totally fabulous day. Wish I was there.

I really would like to get to know this Wendy-lady better. She seems like a particularly good sort of friend to have. You can tell her I said so.


18 September 2007 at 22:19  
Blogger Scrapnqueen said...

Just noticed--what happened to your blog-love linky-dinks? Can't see who you're friends are anymore.

18 September 2007 at 22:20  
Anonymous Felicia said...

What a beautiful place! Your pictures make me long for fall.

19 September 2007 at 04:50  
Blogger Tips Of All Sorts said...

BerryMobile is such a cute name! And it's so nice to be able to pick berries. I can only get them at the supermarket. *sigh*

19 September 2007 at 09:20  
Blogger Colleen said...

Rachel - that's my favourite one, too!

Moni - I did have a good time. Most of the time was spent laughing, talking and keeping my hands warm.

Sonya - that's what my friends called it when they phoned me to let me know when they were coming - the BerryMobile will be by in about an hour. When I saw the van pull up I laughed and thought it was very aptly named.
And thanks, man! :)

T-bean - company glee did make up for the berry lack.
I'm going to see Wendy this morning and I will pass on the love. :)
And re: "the list"? I removed it intentionally. I'll tell ya on zee phone sometime. I'm still not sure if that'll be a forever thing but .... we shall see!

Oh Felicia - do you wanna switch for awhile? Last night I dreamt I was in a warm place. It was nice.

Clara - I like the BerryMobile, too. My friends named it. I feel happy that we can get these cranberries, if only a muffin's worth. We largely rely on the supermarket as well for everything. I long for a real strawberry. The ones we get up here taste only like the straw part of the word and somehow always grow mould on them the following day. The cranberries this year are VERY tart. They make my eyes cross. So I might just huck them into a smoothie or something.

20 September 2007 at 09:46  
Anonymous Cat said...

Not only am I going to copy your idea and go out to take some lovely autumnal photos, but I also wanted to ask how you created your gorgeous banner - did you draw it yourself? And if so how did you do it? I promise I won't copy it. But adding in drawings seems like a cool thing to do.

Have a wonderful week-end - will it involve hunting for more berries in the BerryMobile?


21 September 2007 at 08:50  
Anonymous Captain Cat said...

Colleen - heartfelt thanks for your very kind words, they mean a lot. It's funny (and corny) but even after such a short while, I feel a great kinship with you.

I think I will take another example from you and respond to your comments on my own blog in future, as it makes more sense somehow.

Lemon Meringue pie is my very favourite pie. I often think about different scenarios in which I am stuck on an island for a year but am only allowed to take one type of food with me - my savoury dish of choice would be spaguetti bolognese; my sweet dish, hands down no hesitation, would be lemon meringue pie.

I would also take some moisturising face cream.

And the entire works of Mozart. I would probably need a cat to keep me company too.

Anyway, back to the point, thanks so much.


22 September 2007 at 00:53  
Anonymous Captain Mama said...

Heeeeyyyyyy Collllleeeenyyyyyy!
I am back and have a few blogs to catch up on!!!!

The pictures you take are always so amazing! Love them all and the colours!

I just watched the Canon in D youtube video and have to say that I loved it!!! Thanks for finding the cool stuff:)

Call me, we need to do some curtains while I am still on holidays!


22 September 2007 at 13:02  
Blogger Colleen said...

Hi Cat! The banner I got from a website that's listed at the bottom of my sidebar. It's in Japanese I believe. I translated the webpage and the gist of it was that people were allowed to use the drawings as long as they gave kudos for them. I would love to draw my own and add little bits about. I've chucked the idea about in my brain but I just don't have the time or inspiration right now. I'm a total wannabe artist, it's hit and miss for me. It sounds like you draw! Do you? I'm not even sure I remember exactly how I made the banner ... it involved using Flickr and my friend Talena who knows more than a smidgen about HTML. And no more BerryMobile for me, not this weekend. I've caught a cold so I'm layin' low. :P (I don't feel like using paragraphs today, could you tell?)
Ha ha, tricked you. New paragraph. I find it so cool that lemon meringue is your fave! I actually sat and thought for awhile about what pie I'd put on your sill and since I only really know how to make lemon meringue and pumpkin I just went ahead with lemon and hoped for the best. And now I'm drawn to thinking about what I'd eat on a desert island but ... I will have to get back to you on it. I have some serious thinking to do. I hope today you woke up feeling a little lighter. I know it's not as simple as that, though. I'm glad you found me here in blogland. (How DID you anyway?) I feel stuffed up and groggy at this very moment and eloquence evades me but I'm truly glad you're here and ... it's not corny. Me, too. :)

Kelli! You're home! How was your trip? I'm sad. I'm going away! Okay, I'm not sad I'm going away but I'm sad that I'm going away whilst you are still on holidays because does that mean it's [no] curtains for me? (har har) I'm leaving this week for PEI and won't be back until after Thanksgiving. YAY! And BOO! Such mixed feelings have I.
I hope you feel refreshed and ready to face the Knife armed with energy a'plenty. We'll talk soon.

22 September 2007 at 13:35  
Blogger Kori said...

looks like you can have fun anywhere you go... cold hands and all!

23 September 2007 at 19:57  
Blogger Colleen said...

Thanks, Kori! Sometimes it takes a concerted effort. I can be prone to the blues. Laughter and not letting myself get consumed with myself really, REALLY helps.

10 October 2007 at 18:59  

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