Monday, 14 December 2015

Heading Home for the Holidays

Home? What is that you say? Well, we are homeward bound in two days. We call it home as it is where the bulk of our kids, grandkids and bestest pals reside. We know we'll be welcomed and everyone will want to hear about our further adventures in the land of snow and ice. We'll stay in Prospect Bay, visit in Halifax, Fox Point and Chester. We'll eat too much and stay up too late. We probably will get hopelessly behind in Longmire episodes, but we won't give a care. We'll miss our bed and our view of the beach, but we won't miss Bella, cuz we're bringing her with. Yay says step-dot Sarah! We'll miss Robin and our special brand of family dinners, but heck - she left us lonely the last two Christmases, so now tis her turn.

Recent news of interest to Sojourner visitors - we were plagued by a wolf for the past two weeks. It meant I came to work an hour early so I could catch a ride, and it meant no idly walking on the beach for this scaredy-cat. Now rumours abound. Was it killed? Someone shot one wolf from a snowmobile but wasn't sure it was fatal. Another person says there are two - a black one and a reddy-brown one. The black one killed a dear little beagle in the its yard, just down a few houses. I wish they didn't have to be killed but I sure understand the need to do so. That is one of the weird twists of living here. Yes, there are wolves, bears, and foxes - but there are also hunters, trappers and plenty of guns.
here is a bear whose photo I took
and a wolf that I found on the net:


I'm finished work today - go tomorrow for graduation and then not again until the fourth of the new year. In between, I'll draw, I'll write, I'll loll and visit.


4 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful trip, Jan! I hope you richly enjoy yourselves. And thanks for sharing those 'photos. The whole question of what to do about wolves is such a difficult one, isn't it? I don't know the answer...

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  2. Oh I love the wolves but needs must, I get that, I know we are further and further encroaching on their territories and well, climate change is disturbing so much and so little reported.

    Enjoy your hols. And LOL to your lol.

    XO
    WWW

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  3. Hi Jan so pleased to have found you so at least I can wish you and family a very fruitful happy creative prosperous healthy blessed 2016! I so wish there was a way I could automatically receive your posts ..

    It is sad that creatures of the wild have to be shot and killed - I don't know what to say.

    All best wishes

    Susan from a verrrrry hot and steamy South Africa

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