Ah, September. Is it just me, or does September feel more like the new year than January does? Everyone is back to school, the weather starts to change (so it feels like a new season – unlike January, which is just more winter), and we get a nice little long weekend.
This year, I took a trip to Calgary to visit some of my favourite people. I went for a few walks, hung out with my aunt, ate beets, played with my canine cousins, read a couple graphic novels (The Kite Runner, and an old favourite, The Hobbit) and admired my uncle’s impressive garden. It was gloriously relaxing.
We went to the market with my cousin and friend, where I discovered purple peppers! We went back the next day to buy Taber (read: amazing!) corn and some Hutterite creamed honey (best honey at the market).
One of my canine cousins, Kira, is particularly brilliant (and persistent) when it comes to play time. She didn’t just drop the ball near me, she dropped it in the basket of beets I was picking, in the planter box I was taking pictures of … basically wherever it was most convenient for me.
A friend gave me some Matryoshka measuring cups earlier this year, and I randomly found these matching measuring spoons in a pile of junk at Winner’s. Love them!