As I look out my window, the blue sky is everywhere. It is beautiful. There are still some autumn leaves on the trees and the larch tree next door is still brilliant yellow. My gardens are all put to rest now for the winter and there is a feeling of completion, of satisfaction, of gratitude. Another good season.
Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers from the Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council who helped us throughout the summer – a huge thank you to Jaya, Murali, Taslim, Edward, Debjani, Armel, José, Raymond, Yogita, Tina, Bola, Seyi, Chimezie, Chineme, Khan and Dapo. And a big thank you to Homes by Avi for helping us with their day of caring – Olivia, Cindy, Carla, Kim, Joanne, Meagan, Terry, Rebecca, Samantha, Carrema and Nicole. You all were such a huge help in making the gardens so beautiful all summer! Thank you for your kindness in giving up all of those hours and mornings helping us out.
And to all the volunteers who kindly watered the flower pots ALL summer, during the week and the weekends. Our flowers were kept beautiful all summer because of you. I am so grateful to each and every one of you.
And I couldn’t end this page without mentioning my deepest gratitude to Laura, Don, Christiane, Paul, Nancy and Teresa for all of their help and support all season. Have a beautiful winter season and hopefully I will see some of you in these pages over the winter.