I harvested the largest crop of basil, so far, earlier this week. So of course I had to make pesto. It was delicious!
Geese update: Goslings, just relaxing with the parents. They didn't run this week, which was nice.
Animal butts are just cute.
I'm currently reading Persecuted: I Will Not Be Silent by Robin Parrish. It is based on a Daniel Lusko film. "An evangelist finds himself framed for murder and on the run after he refuses to back a senator's proposition calling for sweeping religious reform." ( 2014, IMDb,) I'll let you know my thoughts, when I'm finished reading it. I picked it up by accident thinking that it was a book on vampires but I'm reading it anyway. So far, so good.
Caught a beautiful sunrise this week. Better looking in person , of course. Have a great weekend!
I forgot to share our dressed up garbage truck this past Tuesday, Canada Day. I've never seen a flag draped across one before.
Kai wants to know, what the heck happened to all of the bees?
I knew it was bad but now I'm noticing their absence in my own backyard. Literally. By this time of year, I've seen and taken hundreds of photos of bees around the yard and in the parks. (Still trying for the perfect shot.) I've seen 3 bees since April of this year. Only 1 last week. I do not know how people are not freaking out about this. I don't know how the governments around the world are not taking a collective stand against pesticides and whatever else is killing off the bees. And yes it is an issue that is just has important as war, famine, sexual explotation etc. If we don't have bees pollinating our crops, most of our food supply will be gone. Where are my bees? A Facebook page that I follow, concerning bees: Ma's Backyard Beez. A great resource and they link to great articles and other websites.
Time for another library run. I renew the books 2-3 times, but I get them read. I finished The Amazing Absorbing Boy, by Rabindranath Maharaj. An immigrant story about a teenager from Trinidad, who comes to Canada to be reunited with his absentee father and hopefully find better opportunities. It was a great read, until the end. Why? There was no real conclusion! Did the main character stay in Canada or go back to Trinidad? I guess I'm left to fill in the blank.