Sunday, April 25, 2010

"B" is for Birds, Buds and Blue Skies

"B" is for Birds, Buds and Blue Skies.

Blue Skies and Buds by Lesley Blayney

One of my favourite things about Spring is the return of the song birds. I love waking up to hear the first bird start singing, usually before the sun comes up. A single voice at first - then others joining in the chorus.

Such a peaceful and hopeful beginning to the day.

Close your eyes and listen.

Amongst the new arrivals are red winged blackbirds, northern flickers, juncos, starlings, yellow and purple finch and of coarse the robins.

 Last Spring we had the joy of watching a couple of Robins nest and then raise their young right outside our living room window.  It was such a delight to watch them grow from such tiny fragile chicks into  chubby active youngsters who barely fit in their nest. What an experience to see them finally make the leap from the branch to the ground and then wait and watch and wait for them to finally learn to take flight. Amazing! This year they have returned to the same nest - lucky us!

"B" is for Beautiful

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"A" is for Airstream

One might think that writing a blog is easy. I can sometimes find it a challenge to focus on a single topic since I often have so many ideas. To simplify I decided to use the alphabet as the foundation for guiding what I would write about in my blog.

Hence we begin with the letter 

"A" is for Airstream

Lately I've been spending a lot of time daydreaming about what life would be like traveling the continent in an Airstream trailer with Robin and the dogs. For several years we have been wanting to plan a roadtrip across Canada and the U.S. with no schedule and no itinerary - living in the present, guided by intuition and spontaneity - a magical mystery tour.


So the story goes like this. We travel where the road leads us shopping for cool vintage treasures which we then sell on our online Camp Ho-Ba-Chee shop. The perfect way to combine our travel adventure with our business dream. In our modern wireless world this dream is VERY possible and VERY appealing.

The Airstream would be our dream home away from home. The model I love and see us in is very swank, modern, and sophisticated - a perfect fit for my current mid mod leanings. With heat, air, shower, queen size bed, luxury appliances, tv, internet, a dining area doubling as an office, and on top of that an incredible panoramic view - all of this tastefully crammed into 25 feet.

Pictured above is the model we want. It's Airstreams "International" Designer Series by Christopher Deam. If you're interested here is a link to a Ted Talk where Christopher speaks about redesigning the Airstream.
We have this same photo on our visualization board - so stay tuned!